Book Description

Octavo, pp. [i-viii] 1-294 [295-296]. Original black boards, spine lettered in silver, second issue dustwrapper. (Slight rubbing at edges of dustwrapper, corners very slightly bumped.) A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper.
Dealer Notes
First edition, eighth issue. A fine copy of Swift’s Booker Prize winning novel, signed by the author on the title-page. Last Orders is a narrative tracing the journey of four men from Bermondsey to Margate to scatter the ashes of London butcher Jack Dobbs into the sea. Considered one of Swift’s most important novels, the personal histories of Dobbs and his fellow travellers are gradually uncovered in the course of their journey from London to the coast. A film of the novel was produced in 2001, directed by Fred Schepisi and starring Michael Caine, Tom Courtenay, Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Ray Winstone, and others.

This copy is the eighth issue of the first edition (with the impression line ‘9 8’ on the verso of the title-page) in the second issue dustwrapper with the caption ‘Winner of the 1996 Book Prize’ on the upper panel and reviews on the lower panel.
Author SWIFT, Graham
Date 1996

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