A Fairly Honourable Defeat
By Iris Murdoch
First Edition, First Impression (Chatto and Windus, 1970). A little compression to spine foot and light soiling to top edge of text block. Original and unclipped dust jacket has some wear to extremities and a stain to verso covered by front flap.
Of Mice and Men
By John Steinbeck
First edition, second issue - without 'pendula' on page 9 and the dot between the 8s on page 88 - (Covici-Friede, 1937).
Slight browning to spine with minor compression to spine tips; previous owner name inscription to front endpaper. Original dust jacket is clipped with area of abrasion to spine panel and chipping and abrasion to head and foot; browning to spine panel; a few small tears to front and rear panels; light toning to rear panel; corners a little rubbed and chipped; tape repairs to verso and to head and foot of spine.
The Remains of the Day
By Kazuo Ishiguro
First edition, first impression (Faber & Faber, 1989). Signed by the author to the title page. The third novel by the 2017 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, for which he won the Booker Prize in 1989.
Gift inscription to front endpaper; very minor bump to spine head. Original dust jacket is price-clipped, but both spine and rear panels are still bright and unfaded; very light wear to top edge. An excellent, near fine example.
Life of Pi: The Illustrated Edition
By Yann Martel
First Edition, First Impression of the illustrated edition (Canongate, 2007). Winner of the Man Booker Prize and adapted to film in 2012. Small ding to edge of front board, else fine.