FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Substantial 8vo. Black cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Spine rolled, gentle pushing to spine ends. Tanned. Signed, “A S Byatt,” in black pen to title page. Folded Observer review by Kate Kellaway of Babel Tower laid in. Else, clean and tight. In the original dust jacket: spine sunned, creased, a little wear to extremities. A very good copy of the third novel in Byatt’s Frederica Quartet.
“The new novel by A. S. Byatt is as heavy as a brick; and a brick, in a way, is what it is – part of the Tower of Babel of which she has appointed herself assistant architect. [...] The tower that Byatt has built is elaborate, imposing and the view from the top vertiginous.” (Kellaway, 1996).
Author BYATT, A. S.
Publisher London: Chatto & Windus
Condition Very good/ very good