In his introduction to the first edition (Savoy) Mr Moorcock explains how this is his first surviving book, done at an early age under the influence of his friend Mervyn Peake. He tends to disparage it but there is an odd, original quality about this book. You can now get it, with a lot of other good material, in White Wolf's EARL AUBEC volume, which reprints much of the author's shorter fiction, plus this novel. These beautifully produced illustrated editions are definitive and are well worth buying. Excellent value. But the original Savoy edition with its gold-leaf Moreau cover and its Cawthorn interior illustrations still isn't that expensive second hand from the UK. Check out the Savoy website for some strange, beautiful editions of VERY obscure titles!