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The Man Booker Prize Collection – Various Authors – First Editions – SIGNED – 1969-2016 Various
A stunning collection of ALL 47 Booker Prize winning novels. ALL are First Editions, First printings. 15 of these copies are SIGNED by the author. The Man Booker Prize for Fiction is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original full-length novel, written in the English language, by a citizen of the Commonwealth of Nations, Ireland, or Zimbabwe. The winner of the Man Booker Prize is generally assured of international renown and success; therefore, the prize is of great significance for the book trade. Winners often become instant classics and are highly sought after in First Edition. The buyer of this collection has instant access to a mini-library of valuable and highly desirable books. Ideal for a new collector, and a seasoned expert alike, this collection is a rare, ready-made, window into literary history. The collection includes: 2016 - The Sell-Out (Paul Beatty): Fine book in original French wraps 2015 - A Brief History of 7 Killings (Marlon James): Fine in fine wrapper: SIGNED 2014 - The Narrow Road to the Deep North (Richard Flanagan): Near fine (some internal highlighting) in near fine unclipped wrapper 2013 - The Luminaries (Elizabeth Catton): Fine in Fine wrapper - SIGNED 2012 - Bring Up The Bodies (Hilary Mantel): Fine in fine unclipped wrapper SIGNED on bookplate 2011 - The Sense of an Ending (Julian Barnes): Fine in fine unclipped wrapper 2010 - The Finkler Question (Howard Jacobson): Fine in fine unclipped wrapper 2009 - Wolf Hall (Hilary Mantel): Fine in fine unclipped wrapper 2008 - The White Tiger (Aravind Adiga): Fine in fine unclipped wrapper SIGNED 2007 - The Gathering (Anne Enright): Fine in fine unclipped wrapper 2006 - The Inheritance of Loss (Kiran Desai): Fine in fine unclipped wrapper SIGNED 2005 - The Sea (John Banville): Fine in fine unclipped wrapper 2004 - The Line of Beauty (Alan Hollinghurst): Fine in fine unclipped wrapper 2003 - Vernon God Little (DBC Pierre): Near fine in near fine wrapper 2002 - Life of Pi (Yann Martel): Fine in fine unclipped wrapper 2001 - True History of the Kelly Gang (Peter Carey): Fine in fine unclipped wrapper SIGNED + map insert 2000 - The Blind Assassin (Margaret Atwood): Fine in fine unclipped wrapper SIGNED 1999 - Disgrace (J.M. Coetzee): Fine in fine unclipped wrapper ~ the true first issue published by Biddles 1998 - Amsterdam: A Novel (Ian McEwan): Fine in fine unclipped wrapper ~ first issue wrapper - plus Booker Prize Winner stick to front panel. 1997 - The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy): Fine in fine unclipped wrapper SIGNED + signed postcard 1996 - Last Orders (Graham Swift): Fine in near fine unclipped wrapper SIGNED 1995 - The Ghost Road (Pat Barker): Near fine in near fine wrapper 1994 - How Late It Was, How Late (James Kelman): Fine in fine unclipped wrapper SIGNED 1993 - Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha (Roddy Doyle): Near fine book SIGNED and INSCRIBED in the year of publication and dated 15/8/93 to Jackie. In a near fine unclipped first issue wrapper. This book was signed 6 weeks before it won the Booker Prize. Signed copies in the year of publication are rare. 1992 - The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje): Near fine book in near fine unclipped wrapper. Some light edge wear. 1992 - Sacred Hunger (Barry Unsworth): A fine book in a very good+ unclipped wrapper faded to the spine. With the rare promotional sticker declaring the book to be the 'Joint Winner of The Booker Prize 1992' 1991 - The Famished Road (Ben Okri): Near fine book in near fine wrapper, a little wear to the head of the spine. 1990 - Possession: A Romance (A. S. Byatt): Fine in fine wrapper unclipped - a little spotting to the page edges 1989 - The Remains of the Day (Kazuo Ishiguro): Fine in near fine clipped wrapper faded to the spine and front panel 1988 - Oscar and Lucinda (Peter Carey): Fine in near fine wrapper which is a little creased. 1987 - Moon Tiger (Penelope Lively): Fine in fine unclipped wrapper SIGNED 1986 - The Old Devils (Kingsley Amis): Fine in fine unclipped wrapper SIGNED and dated by the Author 1985 - The Bone People (Keri Hulme): Good book with some rubbing and edgewear. In very good+ clipped wrapper - the true first edition bound in Singapore with all first issue points. 1984 - Hotel Du Lac (Anita Brookner): Fine in fine wrapper unclipped. 1983 - Life & Times of Michael K (J. M. Coetzee): Near fine book with one small and neat name and date to the front pastedown (hidden by the front flap of the dust wrapper) in near fine unfaded wrapper which is not price clipped showing the correct price of £7.95. SIGNED without dedication to the title page by Coetzee. 1982 - Schindler's Ark (Thomas Keneally): Fine in unfaded unclipped wrapper. 1981 - Midnight's Children (Salman Rushdie): Near fine (one gift inscription to ffep) in near fine spine faded clipped wrapper. SIGNED by dust wrapper artist Bill Botten on the title page and by Salman Rushdie on the half-title page. Double signed copies are unheard of. 1980 - Rites of Passage (William Golding): Fine in fine unclipped wrapper + band 1979 - Offshore (Penelope Fitzgerald): Fine in fine unclipped wrapper - unfaded on the spine 1978 - The Sea, the Sea (Iris Murdoch): Near fine in fine unclipped wrapper with some spotting to the page edge 1977 - Staying on (Paul Scott): Fine in fine unclipped wrapper. 1976 - Saville (David Storey): Near fine in very good wrapper, some wear to extremities and spine faded. 1975 - Heat and Dust (Ruth Prawer Jhabvala): Fine in very good clipped, off-set to front panel 1974 - The Conservationist (Nadine Gordimer): Very good+ book (removal of bookplate to rear end-paper) in near fine unclipped wrapper. 1974 - Holiday (Stanley Middleton): A near fine book without inscriptions or foxing - a little bumped to the corners with some light wear to the edges. In a near fine unclipped wrapper (with £2.75 to the front flap as called for) which has a little wear to the bottom edge of the laminate. A really pleasing copy of a rare Booker winner. 1973 - The Siege of Krishnapur (J. G. Farrell): Very good+ book (one name to ffep) in clipped wrapper with some tape repairs to the inside of the wrapper. 1972 - G. (John Berger): A very good book with a stain to the corner of the front board and transferring into the inside of the DJ which is in very good condition with a few nicks and closed tears - light fading to the spine. 1971 - In a Free State (V. S. Naipaul): Near fine in near fine clipped wrapper 1970 - The Elected Member (Bernice Rubens): Near fine with neat name and date in very good+ wrapper - a little chipping to extremities. Clipped square. 1969 - Something to Answer For (P. H. Newby): Near fine in clipped near fine wrapper. A large quantity of books, so extra postage needed. please contact us for further details.