First edition, first printing of The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough.
Octavo, 530pp. Light brown boards, title stamped in gilt on spine. Stated “first edition” on copyright page, with a full number line. Light toning to leaves, solid text block. In the publisher’s first state dust jacket, $9.95 on front flap, “0577” code on front flap, light foxing to verso, faint shelf wear, a near fine example.