Use of Weapons
By Iain M. Banks
First edition, first impression (Orbit, 1990). Signed by the author to the title page. Original publisher's black cloth with gold lettering to spine. Small mark to lower board with a couple of inconspicuous indentations, slightest hint of a spine slant; boards and contents lovely and clean otherwise and free from inscriptions. The original and unclipped dust jacket has just minor traces of edge wear. A near fine copy of the third novel in the Culture series. Uncommon signed.
By Stephen King
UK First Edition, First Impression (New English Library 1977 with the code 'R49' present on page 447). The print run for the US First Edition was 25,000 and, given the low print runs of the UK editions of 'Carrie' and 'The Stand', which consisted of just 500 and 1000 copies respectively, the UK First Edition of 'The Shining' is likely to be considerably rarer than that of the US. Small bump to top of spine; edges toned and lightly foxed; a little off-setting to front endpaper and front board slightly bowed at the bottom. Original and unclipped dust jacket has some rubbing, chipping and wear to the top with a stain to the inside, and is now protected in a high-quality archival cover. A good copy of a contemporary classic.
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.
By Iain M. Banks
First edition, first impression (Orbit, 2010). Signed and dedicated by Iain Banks to the title page.
Publisher's original black cloth with silver lettering to spine. Very faint marking to boards with some spotting to top edge and a couple of barely visible marks to fore-edge. The original and unclipped dust jacket has very mild signs of wear to spine ends, fine otherwise. A very nice, near fine copy overall.