First edition. Full leather binding strikingly decorated in gilt and red. Specially commissioned frontispiece by Bart Forbes. Naipaul won the 1971 Booker Prize for "In a Free State" and was awarded the 2001 Nobel Prize for Literature.
Not to be confused with the more common unsigned titles issued by the Franklin Library, which were bound only in 1/2 leather.
Author V. S. Naipaul
Binding Original full brown leather.
Publisher Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library
Illustrator Frontispiece by Bart Forbes