FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING - SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY MURDOCH TO HOLLYWOOD PRODUCER ELLIOTT KASTNER. MURDOCH Iris, Irish and British novelist and philosopher. (London): Chatto & Windus, 1971. Publisher's brown cloth, with gilt lettering to spine.
Signed and inscribed by author to title page' for Elliott & Tessa with love from Iris'. 8vo (20.3cm x 13.5cm). Very Good to Very Good Plus condition.
Small bump to top edge of spine, resulting in small crease and tiny closed tear. Spine of dustjacket a smidgen faded, as is is usual for this book, although the spine and rear of the jacket were printed in paler tone than the front of the jacket. A few minor spots to top edge of text block, and less so to fore- and bottom edges.Very light wear to edges of jacket. Appears unread or only lightly read, with no straining to the gutter of the pages. No foxing and just a hint of age-toning to edges of paper. Top edges of front inside flaps of jacket each with very thin line of sunning / discolouration.
A nice copy in very collectable condition. Please ask if you require a more detailed condition report, or view gallery images. A rare signed first edition of this comic novel by Anglo-Irish writer Iris Murdoch, inscribed to Elliott Kastner and his wife Tessa -' for Elliott & Tessa with love from Iris'.Kastner had produced a movie adaptation of Murdoch's novel A Severed Head  the year beforehand, and the pair consequently had a friendship. It is possible Murdoch was drawing attention to this newly published novel, with an eye on another future adaptation, but none was made. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable". The seller is "kernoozers" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.