Book Description

Octavo, pp. [i-vi (preliminaries)] [1-3] 4-259 [260-266]. (Text is very lightly browned, apparently due to the paper stock, since the last 48pp. are not affected.) Original printed pictorial wrappers. (Extremities very slightly rubbed.) Overall a very good copy in very good wrappers.
Dealer Notes

First edition, uncorrected proof copy. This is a proof copy of Rushdie’s eighth novel, bound in pictorial wrappers which use the same cover image as the published edition, although the image is significantly cropped on the proof wrappers. In the proof copy the text is on pp. 4-259, p. [260] is blank, p. [261] is titled ‘About the Author’, and the following pages are blank.

Proof copies of this title are much scarcer than the first edition, and the proof shows some variations from the final publication.

Author RUSHDIE, Salman.
Date 2001
Publisher London: Jonathan Cape.

Price: £20.00

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