Barnes, Julian ~ Metroland : Signed By The Author With The ‘Winner of the 1981 Somerset Maugham Award’ Wraparound Band
Jonathan Cape : 1980
The First UK Printing published by Jonathan Cape in 1980. The BOOK is in near Fine condition with just a little toning to the text-block and some light fading at the lower spine tip. The pages remain clean. Free from inscriptions. The WRAPPER is complete and is in near Fine condition. It is not price-clipped and bears the correct price of £4.95. Most copies had a publisher's price sticker overlaid but this is one of the few copies that escaped this. The wrapper is protected in a loose Brodart archival cover. The book has been signed (without dedication) by the author and a ticket for the signing event accompanies this title as provenance. The very scarce 'Winner of the 1981 Somerset Maugham Award' Wraparound Band is complete and is in near fine condition. The Booker Prize winning author's first book. Collectible.
CONDITION: Near Fine
JACKET: Near Fine