London: Macgibbon & Kee, (1966).
True First Edition (U.K.) of this landmark (and extremely elusive) title of the sixties, basis for the enormously successful film which launched Michael Caine to immediate stardom. A fine copy in very near fine dust jacket. Signed on the title page by Michael Caine, and additionally (on the front free endpaper) signed and inscribed at length in the very week of publication by the author to the director of his play: Jan. 3rd 1966 / Spring And Port Wine / Apollo [theatre] / To Allan / A true man of the theatre - / with my special / good wishes for / tonight - and my / thanks and respect / for all the work / done - unstintingly - / Sincerely / Bill.
Literally, a one-of-a-kind collectible.. Item #10154