First edition of Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less by Jeffrey Archer.
Octavo, 230pp. Black cloth, green boards, with title in gilt on spine. Stated “first edition” on copyright page, with no additional printings listed. Slight wear along top and bottom of spine, solid text block, a near fine example. In publisher’s near fine dust jacket, $6.95 retail price on front flap, two small closed tears along top, minor sunning and shelf wear, vibrant front panel.
Jeffrey Archer was a member of Parliament before writing this, his first novel. He began writing to support his financial needs after being caught in an investment scheme leaving him half a million pounds in debt. Archer later returned to his career in politics in the 1980s before being sent to trial for perjury and serving time in prison in the early 2000s.