Salman Rushdie,'Midnight's Children', SIGNED first edition 1st/1st Booker
Salman Rushdie (1981) Midnights Children , first edition, first printing published by Jonathan Cape in the UK on American style cut paper as issued. Signed and inscribed ("To Dr Philip Murray with my best wishes [signature] 19th June 1985"). Notice the older full signature by Rushdie rather than the lazy contemporary squiggle. The book stems from the famous Dr Philip Murray collection of modern first editions. Murray immortalised this particular copy on page 34 of his memoirs titled Adventures of a Book Collector (Currach Press, 2011). We are very proud to be able to offer this book. Winner of the 1981 Booker Prize, the 1993 Booker of Bookers to mark the 25th anniversary, as well as the Best of Bookers for the 40th anniversary of the prize in 2008. Condition: very good with slight foxing to end papers and the page edges. Very good unclipped dust jacket which displays slight fading to the spine.
Internally clean without any inscriptions. Salman Rushdie has received many prizes and accolades throughout his career, and is tipped to win the Nobel Prize eventually. Infamously, after the publication of The Satanic Verses in 1988 and the issued fatwa he lived in hiding for many years. Midnights Children is a landmark novel which won the Booker Prize in 1981. The print run was with 2,500 copies very small, and many copies ended up in libraries with the usual stamps.
In the year of publication the printing industry went on strike so the publisher was forced to use an American company to print the book. That is why only the first printing features the American style cut paper. The item "Salman Rushdie,'Midnight's Children', SIGNED first edition 1st/1st Booker" is in sale since Saturday, January 07, 2017. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable".
The seller is "firstandfine" and is located in Birmingham. This item can be shipped to all countries in Europe, to all countries in continental Asia, to United States, to Canada, to Australia, to New Zealand, to Mexico.
- Author: Salman Rushdie
- Fiction Subject: Modern Literature
- Language: English
- Special Attributes: First Edition
- Binding: Hardback
- Original/Facsimile: Original
- Year Printed: 1981