A collection of short stories, focusing on the awakening sensations of first love and its ritual initiations. This collection won the Somerset Maugham Award, and is from the author of THE CEMENT GARDEN, THE COMFORT OF STRANGERS and THE CHILD IN TIME.A collection of short stories, focusing on the awakening sensations of first love and its ritual initiations. This collection won the Somerset Maugham Award, and is from the author of THE CEMENT GARDEN, THE COMFORT OF STRANGERS and THE CHILD IN TIME.Read Less
Very fine in dj with a couple minor nicks at rear folds of an otherwise very fine unclipped dj. First U.S. Edition. Stories. Signed by McEwan on the title-page. Stated First American edition; first printing with no later printing indicated. McEwan's first book. 8vo boards & cloth.
Fine in Near Fine jacket. Signed by Author(s) 1st Printing. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. First Edition/ First Printing 1975. A rare signed first print copy of Ian McEwan's first published work (other than magazines)--in the Random House first American edition, a group of 8 beautifully crafted stories. First published in England by Jonathan Cape. A fine copy in a near fine and unclipped ($6.95) dustjacket. Orange red boards with quarter burgundy cloth. 165 pp. Just the tiniest of edgewear and rubbing to the dustjacket. Very collectable. From a recent auction of modern firsts--with the auction tag tipped into the book.
Near Fine in Fine jacket. Signed by Author NEAR FINE stated 1st American edition (top page edges a bit dusty) in a FINE dust jacket (price intact). AUTHOR SIGNED (in black ink on the title page). Archival dust jacket protector provided.
Inscribed by Author Maroon cloth and orange boards. A fine copy. Dust jacket has a nick and a half inch closed tear to lower edge of front panel, else fine and bright, flap price intact. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR to a Toronto author and impresario who brought him to Toronto for a reading, with the inscribee's 1992 ink name at front. "To____, affectionately, Ian". The author's first book. This US first is uncommon, especially inscribed. Nice copy.
Fine in Near Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author First US edition, first prnt. Signed by McEwan on the title page. Dustjacket with edges just touched in a few places. Tight, bright copy in Fine condition in a Near Fine dustjacket with an archival cover. McEwan's first book, a collection of stories. Image of actual book; not a stock photo.
1st edition. Hardcover. Very fine in very fine dustjacket. This collection of short stories was the author's first book, which made an immediate impact in the literary world, winning him the year's Somerset Maugham Award. An extremely nice copy indeed.
Signed by Author Near-fine with just a trace of foxing at top and bottom page edges, otherwise bright and clean. In a fine dust jacket. SIGNED BY McEWAN beneath his name on the title page (original ticket from the 2010 event where he signed the book laid in). A beautiful signed copy of the author's first book. McEwan, arguably the best writer of fiction to come out of England in the past 40 years, has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize three times and won it in 1998.
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