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 ...
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 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 humans
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.
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.
Good in Acceptable jacket. Used. By Author Hardcover. Signed and dedicated to Feliks Topolski by William Golding on FEP. Jacket is tanned and marked. Upper edges of front and back dust jacket have single, small nicks, and left side of jacket spine foot is nicked. Jacket spine head is a little creased and bumped, and leading corners of jacket are a little worn. Hardcover spine ends are a little bumped, and spine is cocked. Hardcover leading corners are a little bent. Faded page block with one or two grubby marks. Endpapers are a little foxed. Text is clear. AF.
SIGNED. 233pp. Duodecimo [19 cm] Blue cloth over boards with a gilt stamped title and simple decorative embellishment on the spine. Very good, with very marginal wear along the edges of the spine and covers. The spine is rolled, and there is a faint 2" scratch on the front cover. The front pastedown has a bookseller's small label. In the dust jacket, featuring the art of Anthony Gross, in very good condition, with mild age-toning, light foxing on the verso, and minimal chipping along the edges. There are a handful of very small, light stains on the rear wrap. A later printing is listed in "American Lost-Race Fiction: The Stuart Teitler Collection, " a catalog produced in 2008 by Serendipity Books of Berkeley, California. A signed, first edition from the author of Lord of the Flies. The Inheritors is the author's second novel, and a novel of the Neanderthal man. Signed by William Golding on the front free endpaper.
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