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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.
The Word Child
By Iris Murdoch
First Edition, First Impression (Chatto & Windus, 1975) Small bump to spine foot, else fine. Original and unclipped dust jacket has very slight fading to spine panel with signs of trivial wear to extremities. An excellent copy.
The Acceptance World
By Anthony Powell
First Edition, First Impression (Heinemann, 1955). Presentation inscription by the author to front endpaper dated March 1973. The third novel in the 'A Dance to the Music of Time' series, which comprises twelve novels in total. Signed or inscribed copies of this title are very scarce. Spine tips and corners rubbed; marks to boards at front and rear; spine slightly darkened; edges toned; binding cracked at front and rear, but all pages still firmly adhered. Original and unclipped dust jacket has a neat tape repair to verso; light soiling to parts of rear panel and a couple of small closed tears to the top.
Man in the High Castle
By Philip K. Dick
UK First Edition, First Impression (Gollancz, 1975). Light soiling to head of text block. Very small mark to front panel of original and unclipped dust jacket. An excellent, near fine copy.
The Day of the Triffids
By John Wyndham
First Edition, First Impression (Michael Joseph 1951). Contemporary previous owner's inscription to front paste-down, which is covered by dust jacket; corners of front board lightly bumped; light toning to edges. Corners of original and unclipped dust jacket are rubbed with a little loss, a couple of tears to top and bottom of hinges of front and rear panels; marks to top and bottom of rear panel and minor loss to spine tips. A very good copy of a science fiction classic.