Ballard, J.G. ~ Empire Of The Sun : Signed And Dated By The Author In The Year Of Publication : With The Publisher’s Promotional Bookmark
Victor Gollancz, London : 1984
The First UK printing published by Victor Gollancz, London in 1984. The BOOK is in near Fine condition and appears unread. The usual light toning to the text-block and page edges due to the quality of the paper stock used. The WRAPPER is complete and is in near Fine condition. It is the correct first issue with the two reviews to the rear panel. The wrapper looks striking in the removable Brodart archival protector. The book has been signed by the author to the title page: 'With best wishes, J.G. Ballard, 27th Sept 1984'. Loosely inserted is the publisher's promotional BOOKMARK which is in Fine condition. The bookmark states that the book is 'on sale from 13th September' (1984). The name of the novel is derived from the etymology of the name for Japan. It was adapted by Tom Stoppard in 1987. The screenplay was filmed by Steven Spielberg, to critical acclaim, being nominated for six Oscars and winning three British Academy Awards (for cinematography, music and sound). It starred a then 13-year-old Christian Bale, as well as John Malkovich and Miranda Richardson. Extremely scarce to find copies signed by the author shortly after publication. Collectible.
CONDITION: Near Fine
JACKET: Near Fine