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Firsts in Print
featuring the latest and best in modern first edition fiction, the Man Booker Prize and signed copies


last updated: Tue, 17 Apr 2007

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The Book of Dust Vol One La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman
Fine in fine wrapper Equel to the His Dark Materials trilogy and the beginning of a new trilogy from the only real competitor to Rowling Signed copy
Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor
Fine in like wrapper New novel from excellent novelist a Guardian Notable Book of 2017 and longlisted for the 2017 Booker Prize Now winner of Costa Novel Award 2017 Signed copy
A Life Apart by Neel Mukherjee
Near fine in like wrapper boards bumped to top right corner a little creasing to wrapper spine This is in the second state matt wrapper the first having a shiny finish and being a little baggy Joint winner of the VodaphoneCrossword Award Indias most prestigious literary prize Mukherjee is many peoples favourites to win the 2014 Booker and is already longlisted Signed by the author
Good as Gold by Joseph Heller
Very good plus A bit of a lean to book and a few light creases to wrapper edge
The Impressionist by Hari Kunzru
Near fine in like wrapper
The Dying Animal by Philip Roth
Near fine in like wrapper owners inscription to half title page
Frankie and Stankie by Barbara Trapido
Fine proof with just the odd wrinkle
Lovers in the age of Indifference by Xiaolu Guo
Fine card wraps in fine wrapper
Waterline by Ross Raisin
Fine paperback original Sigend by the author
Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman
Fine paperback original as issued Shortlisted for 2011 Booker Prize Signed by author as Stephen
Affinity by Sarah Waters
Near fine paperback original Reading creases to spine and some fading as usual Owners name written neatly to front free endpape otherwise an acceptable copy of a book that is hard to find in perfect condition Authors second book
Atonement by Ian McEwan
Near fine in like wrapper Shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 2001 and subsequently a major film
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Fine in like wrapper with belly band Now a cult book after recent film release Signed by the author soberly for him with just his signature and London 2004
The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard
Fine in like wrapper
The Gate of Angels by Penelope Fitzgerald
Near fine in like wrapper
The Fruit of Stone by Mark Spragg
Fine in fine wrapper apart from a closed 1cm tear to bottom right corner
Strides by Stephen Foster
Fine card wraps in fine wrapper as issued
White Lightning by Justin Cartwright
Fine in like wrapper Signed by the author
Memoir by John McGahern
Fine in like wrapper and signed by the author
Memoir by John McGahern
Fine in like wrapper
Field of 13 by Dick Francis
Fine in like wrapper Signed by the author who has added Hi Til
The Scent of Dried Roses by Tim Lott
Fine in like wrapper Authors first book
C by Tom McCarthy
Fine proof copy Shortlisted for the 2010 MAN Booker Prize Signed by the author
The Road Home by Rose Tremain
Fine proof Signed by author Winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction
At Last by Edward St Aubyn
Fine proof Signed by the author
The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer
Fine proof Wellreceived debut novel and winner of the 2013 Costa First Novel Award Signed by the author
May We Be Forgiven by A M Homes
Fine in fine wrapper with just a touch of bruising to wrapper and book at top of spine A 1cm closed tear to wrapper at top of rear panel Winner of 2013 Womens Fiction Orange Prize and uncommon
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
Near fine a little bumped to two corners to head and with a very slight lean in like priceclipped wrapper with the odd crease to extremities however a nicer copy than all this suggests This is the first state variant with earring spelt earing to rear and is uncommon as such Signed copy
The Swimming.dash.Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst
Near fine in like wrapper A nice example of the authors first novel which has the usual tanning to block and fading to spine There is also a small dig to the block and a small sticker with the owners details to the front free endpaper Otherwise this is a more than acceptable example of this title
Accordion Crimes by E Annie Proulx
Fine in fine wrapper Signed by author
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Near fine in laminated boards as issued A lovely bright and undamaged example of this title with just a slight scuff to top of spine to rear a small lean and stain to foreedge but without the usual fraying and bumping usually found Prices for Dahl are on the up
Room by Emma Donoghue
Fine in fine wrapper Shortlisted for the 2010 MAN Booker Prize and now a prizewinning film
Dear Life by Alice Munro
Fine in like wrapper Last book by winner of MAN Booker International Prize and Nobel Prize
The Dream of Scipio by Iain Pears
Near fine proof Signed by author
A Delicate Truth by John le Carre
Fine in fine wrapper Signed by the author direct to title page
The Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs by Irvine Welsh
Fine in fine wrapper Signed by the author
The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk
Fine in like wrapper Rapidly reprinted this is of course a first edition signed by the author A wonderful love story now a successful film and exhibition
The Road Home by Rose Tremain
Fine in fine wrapper Signed by the author Winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction
Stepping Stones by Seamus Heaney
Fine in fine wrapper Interviews with Seamus Heaney Signed by ODriscoll and Heaney
Constancia and Other Stories For Virgins. by Carlos Fuentes
Near fine in like wrapper Signed by the author
The Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling
Fine book in fine wrapper Signed by the author with hologram event ticket included
Maximum Bob by Elmore Leonard
Near fine in like wrapper A couple of light creases and rubs to corners
Happy Like Murderers by Gordon Burn
Near fine in like wrapper with just an inch and a half abrasion to spine at rear
Rumours of a Hurricane by Tim Lott
Near fine in like wrapper A hint of a lean to book
Peaches for Monsieur le Cure by Joanna Harris
Fine in fine wrapper
Thinks... by David Lodge
Near fine in like wrapper A couple of creases to top of spine and a small smudge to top of block Signed by the author
Joseph Anton .dash. A Memoir by Salman Rushdie
Fine in like wrapper with signed copy roundel Signed by author
Author, Author by David Lodge
Fine in fine wrapper A couple of light creases to wrapper extremities as usual with this title Signed by author
Author, Author by David Lodge
Fine UK proof Signed by author
Bunny by Selima Hill
Fine paperback as issued Winner of the Whitbread Poetry Prize
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