The Player of Games - Iain M. Banks 1988 - Macmillan, London - First Edition A fine first edition of the second volume in Banks’ acclaimed ‘Culture Series’ (published at the same time as a limited edition of 400 in slipcase but which did not have iconic dust jacket illustrated by Richard Hopkinson / The Garden Studio).

The story of Gurgeh, one of the Culture’s greatest game masters who, bored with success, travels to the cruel and wealthy Empire of Azad, where he becomes entangled in the most dangerous and complex game he has ever played.
  Small octavo (book size 22.4x14.8cm), pp. [8] 309 [3]. In publisher’s bue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Dust jacket priced ‘£11.95 net’ to lower corner of front flap.   Condition: Fine, in fine dust jacket.   Ref: 111824   Price: HK$ 4,500