A First UK printing published by Hodder and Stoughton, London in 1989. The BOOK and WRAPPER are both in near Fine condition. A little light spotting to the text-block and mild toning to the page edges. A pencilled price has been erased from the front blank end-paper. The WRAPPER is protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. An original collection of writings to celebrate 21 years of the Booker prize. Edited by Martyn Goff, Administrator of The Booker Prize (for 34 years) and former Chairman of Henry Sotheran and antiquarian booksellers. The book has been SIGNED by 13 Booker Prize Winning authors including 2 Nobel Laureates : J. M. COETZEE, SALMAN RUSHDIE, RODDY DOYLE, HOWARD JACOBSON, A.S. BYATT, TOM KENEALLY, PENELOPE LIVELY, MARGARET ATWOOD, KAZUO ISHIGURO, IAN McEWAN, HILARY MANTEL, GRAHAM SWIFT, and PETER CAREY, either on the verso of the half-title, the title page or at their individual contributions. The book has been further lightly pencilled identifying names adjacent to some of the signatures (these can be easily erased). Signed copies with such attributes are exceedingly uncommon. An exceptional Booker title.
Author Goff, Martyn & (Mantel, Hilary & Rushdie, Salman Related)
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton, London
Condition Near Fine