Booker Prize Winner Title
Naipaul, V.S. ~ In A Free State : Signed, Located And Dated By The Author : With The Scarce ‘Booker Prize Winner’ Promotional Band
Andre Deutsch : 1971
The First UK printing published by Andre Deutsch in 1971. The BOOK is in near Fine condition. Mild pushing to the upper spine with light spotting to the text block and prelims. Some light offsetting to the pastedowns. Free from inscriptions and erasures. The WRAPPER is complete and is in near Fine condition. The rear panel and flaps are exceptionally clean. Accompanied by the very scarce "Winner of The 1971 £5000 Booker Prize for fiction' Promotional Band which is in Very Good+ condition. Some creasing to the spine and rear portions. A closed tear to the spine portion has been reinforced with some tape to the verso. The wrapper looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover. The book has been Signed (without dedication) to the title page by the author; 'V S Naipaul, Amsterdam, 12 Jan 91'. This title won the 1971 Booker Prize and V.S. Naipaul went on to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001. Very scarce with such attributes.
CONDITION: Near Fine
JACKET: Near Fine