Land des Verkäufers
Verlag: Vintage Publishing, 1995
Zustand: New. 1995. 01st Edition. Paperback. Born at the stroke of midnight, at the precise moment of India's independence, Saleem Sinai is destined from birth to be special. For he is one of 1,001 children born in the midnight hour, children who all have special gifts, children with whom Saleem is telepathically linked. Num Pages: 672 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 199 x 128 x 35. Weight in Grams: 496. . . . . .
Verlag: Vintage Publishing, 2023
Zustand: New. 2023. 1st Edition. Hardcover. . . . . .
Verlag: Granta, King's College, Cambridge University Library, 1980
Original Wraps. Zustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No Jacket, as Issued. John Blanche [Cover design] (illustrator). First Edition. First printing of the true first edition of the third Granta (New Series) - complete with the John Blanche illustration with OUP advert on the reverse inserted at page 108 - the illustration repeated on the front cover. ***Very good in mustard-yellow black printed thin card covers, with the matt surface very slightly rubbed and discoloured. Slight off-setting from a price label which appears to have been removed from the front wrapper. Edges of wrappers slightly rubbed. No tears. Light reading creases to the spine. Slight spine lean but spine tight. Internally also very good with no inscriptions. Pages clean. No creases or tears. ***216 pages including notes on contributors to rear. 210 mm x 146 mm. ******Contents: Salman Rushdie: Midnight's Children (first part); Angela Carter: Cousins; Desmond Hogan: Southern Birds; Alan Sillitoe: A Scream of Toys; Emma Tennant: Alice fell; Russell Hoban: Riddley Walker; J.K. Klavans: God, He Was Good. ***With a section titled "A Symposium on the British Novel, with contributions by: Lorna Sage, Chris Bigsby, Frederick Bowers, James Gindin and Christine Brooke-Rose. ***The first and only printing of Granta 3 (New Series) containing the two chapters "The Perforated Sheet" (p. 17-32) and "Mercurochrome" (p. 32-46) which are the earliest publication of parts of Salman Rushdie's novel "Midnight's Children" to appear in any form, along with Russell Hoban's "Riddley Walker". Copies of the first three issues of Granta are very hard to come by now, especially in collectable condition. ***For all our books, postage is charged at cost, allowing for packaging: any shipping rates indicated on ABE are an average only: we will reduce the P & P charge where appropriate - please contact us for postal rates for heavier books and sets etc.
Verlag: Granta, 1980
Magazin / Zeitschrift Erstausgabe
Soft cover. Zustand: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. A very rare first edition of the third issue of the reborn Granta, champion of new writing, which grew to be one of the best known, most widely read and longest enduring of a notoriously ephemeral species, the literary magazine. Includes two chapters from Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children (the only pre-publication of any part of that book). Grantas 1,2 and 3 are now almost always seen only as reprints with a new cover, in a design which became the Granta house style for all issues subsequent to this one. Other writers who were or later became well known, contributed to Granta 3 (though none of them were as celebrated or controversial as Rushdie) included Angela Carter, Alan Sillitoe, Russell Hoban, Emma Tenant and Lorna Sage. This copy of Granta 3 is quite well preserved despite its 42 years. However, the ochre paper wrap is a little tarnished in places; there is a tiny tear at the bottom of the front cover where it meets the spine and there is a previous resale price written in pencil on the first inside page. See five photos of this magazine and do ask for more if that would help.
Verlag: Cambridge: Cambridge Universitiy Press, Spring, 1980
Magazin / Zeitschrift Erstausgabe Signiert
Softcover. Zustand: Wie neu. Ohne Schutzumschlag. 1. Auflage. First Edition, First Printing. Wrappers very slightly rubbed on the bottom of the front wrapper, else near fine. Signed by Rushdie on the first page of his contribution. The two chapters "The Perforated Sheet" (pages 17 to 32) and "Mercurochrome" (pages 32 to 46) are the earliest and only publications of parts of his novel Midnight's Children in any form. CHF 350. This item is part of our Catalogue 4: The Rushdie Collection, which you can download at ygrbooks. Signatur des Verfassers.
Verlag: Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1981
Anbieter: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA, Winchester, VA, USA
First American Edition. First Printing. Octavo; 3/4 gray paper over burgundy cloth, with titles stamped in silver on spine; dustjacket; 446pp, . Small, rough erasure to front endpaper, board edges gently sunned, with light foxing to top edge; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $13.95), with the spine and front panel evenly faded to pink; but for the fading, Near Fine. The author's second novel, winner of the Booker Prize in 1981, and subsequently awarded the "Booker of Booker's" prize in 1993, at the commemoration of the award's 25th anniversary.