THE SPIRE. London: Faber and Faber, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. A novel about the construction of the 400-foot medieval stone spire (the world's tallest) of Salisbury Cathedral, a thirteenth-century masterpiece of early English architecture. A Burgess 99 novel. Gekoski and Grogan A8a. Slight spine lean, touch of foxing to top edge of text block, a nearly fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with some faint foxing to front panel. (#65702).