Very Good in Very Good jacket. First edition, first printing. Full numberline. Light wear to covers. Text clean and unmarked. Name written on front free endpaper. The binding is tight and square. Some chipping to the head and tail of the dust jacket. Bottom front flap corner clipped $5.95 price intact. DJ protected in new mylar cover. Your Satisfaction is Guaranteed!
As New in New jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) First Edition Thus, First Printing. First and only printing as new in a pristine Dust Jacket. The text is also clean tight and unmarked. A collectors copy issued in wrappers and hardback this is the uncommon hardcover edition. SIGNED by John Banville to the title page.
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Dust jacket has original price of $5.95--but bottom of flap is clipped (probably by the publisher). Light discoloration to bottom of jacket. Overall, a stunning copy of this scarce first edition of the Irish author's second book. 224 pp.
Very Good. Book An uncommon first edition of John Banville's debut novel. John Banville is an Irish novelist and screenwriter who is recognised for his precise, cold and forensic prose style which draws on Nabokovian inventiveness. He has been described as'the heir to Proust, via Nabokov'. Banvillehas recieved numerousawards over the course of his career. His novelThe Book of Evidence was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won the Guinnes Pear Aviation award in 1989. Condition: In a red cloth binding in original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, generally smart with some bumping to extremities. Dustwrapper is very smart with just some very minor edgewear and slight age-toning to flaps. Joints starting very slightly. Internally, firmly bound. Pages generally bright and clean. Ex-library stamps to front free endpaper and edition page and to title page. Minor markings to front pastedown and front free endpaper where labels have been peeled off. Overall: VERY GOOD in a NEAR FINE dustwrapper.
8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author First US edition, first prnt. Signed by Banville on the title page. Faint beginning board edge toning, slight spinecocking; dustjacket with two tiny closed tears on the rear panel topedge, edgewear at the spine ends and bottom corner of front flap clipped (price is printed on the upper corner). Very Good+ condition in a Very Good+ dustjacket with a Durafold archival cover. Banville's second book. Actual image of the book; not a stock photo.
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. 8 Vo. Inscribed by the Author Burgundy cloth gilt lettered on spine in pictorial dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the title page " To Greg Gatenby John Banville October 2000" Ink name on endpaper o/w nice copy of Banville's rare second book.
As New in Near Fine jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) First UK Edition, First Printing. A True First with no reprint statement to the copyright page in a near fine Dust Jacket with a vertical crease to the inside flap otherwise fine. Unread, clean tight and unmarked pages. SIGNED by John Banville to the title page.
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