When the spring came the people - what was left of them - moved back by the old paths from the sea. But this year strange things were happening, terrifying things that had never happened before. There were inexplicable sounds and smells, new, unimaginable creatures half-glimpsed through the leaves: a new race of men and women. Though they did not ...Read MoreWhen the spring came the people - what was left of them - moved back by the old paths from the sea. But this year strange things were happening, terrifying things that had never happened before. There were inexplicable sounds and smells, new, unimaginable creatures half-glimpsed through the leaves: a new race of men and women. Though they did not know it yet, though they were never really to know it, the day of the people was over. It had ended a long time ago. The Inheritors is a brilliant imaginative recreation of the lost world of the Neanderthals, and of the Neanderthals' successors - the first humansRead Less
Near Fine in Very Good jacket. Signed by the author on the second blank page. 1962, fourth printing of the American edition. 233 pp. Hardcover. Near Fine copy in a Very Good dust jacket. Light shelfwear along the bottom edge of the boards; clean and unmarked text. The DJ is price-clipped and shows light rubbing along the edges and folds; small abrasion, and a shallow tear at the top right corner of the rear panel. Signature of the former owner, Greg Gatenby, on the fly leaf. Gatenby was the founding artistic director of the International Festival of Authors in Toronto, a hugely successful annual event that helped "Time Magazine" declare that Gatenby had made Toronto one of the literary capitals of the world. He also directed the readings at Harbourfront in Toronto, and is the author of "Literary Guide to Toronto." Signed by Golding. Digital images available upon request.
Very Good + in Good Condition jacket. Signed by author. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, spine and covers intact, bottom of spine is slightly rubbed. Dust jacket slightly chipped at the top spine and rubbed at bottom spine. Slight discoloration to the rear leading edge of dust jacket. All dust jacket graphics clean and bright. Top edge foxed and brown. Other edges clean. Dust Jacket is Unclipped. By the author of "Lord of the Flies". Very clean, crisp, and tight copy. Not Ex-Library. All books offered from DSB are stocked at our store in Fayetteville, AR. Save on shipping by ordering multiple titles. 233pp. Hardcover Very Good + Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4"
SIGNED. Very good or better blue boards with gilt titles and light fade to top edge of boards, closest to spine in near fine illustrated dustjacket showing trifle darkening along top edge, closest to spine. The tiniest book label on opening flyleaf. Clean text throughout. Opening flyleaf showcases a brief inscription and full signature by the author William Golding. Golding often initialed his signature, but this is the full signature. The author's second book.
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. 8vo-over 6 ¾"-9¾" Tall. Signed by Author This is a Near Fine Copy of this book in Publisher's blue cloth with bright gilt title lettering to spine, in a Near Fine Dust-Jacket that has NO chips or tears to the outer edges of the dust-jacket. There is a small amount of surface sunning to the spine of the dust-jacket. Not Price clipped and the d/j design is by Anthony Gross. This copy has a '' National Portrait Gallery '' postcard of William Golding which he has SIGNED simply '' William Golding '' and this is laid in at the front of the book. Lovely clean copy internally with crisp white page edges etc and there are NO turned corners or loose leaves. Excellent copy for the collector of the Author's second novel of the world before history and of man's pre-decessors. The dust-jacket comes well protected in a removable cover sleeve, 8vo 233pp First Edition 1st Impression.
Dust Jacket Included. First edition, London, 1955. Book very good, with slight wear at spine ends and corners, slight rubbing, spine very slightly faded. DJ very good, with some rubbing and chipping at spine ends and corners, minor wear along edges, slight discoloration along top and bottom edges of flaps and inside DJ.
First edition. 8vo., pp. 233. A fine copy in a near fine mildly age darkened at the upper extremities price-clipped dustwrappper. A very nice copy of Golding's scarce & very important second book. 5080 copies printed. Gekoski & Grogan A3a. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 19. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1036-39. William Golding won the 1979 James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the 1980 Booker the 1983 Nobel Prize for Literature.
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