Rites of Passage
by William Golding
Faber & Faber, 1980 [First Edition], ISBN 0571116396, hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing to edges, previous owners stamp on front end-paper, top fore-edge a trifle dusty, dust-jacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing to edges and corners with small chips at spine (see photographs)
"An ancient ship of the line converted to general purposes is making her way from the South of England to Australia. She carries a few guns, some cargo, some animals, some seamen, some soldiers, some emigrants and a few ladies and gentlemen. There is a clergyman of the Church of England. there is Wilmot Brocklebank, lithographer, marine artist and portrait painter. There is a young army officer."