Up for sale is a Very Rare, SIGNED, TRUE First Canadian Edition/First Printing of The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy. This is the Highly Coveted Canadian Edition!
NOT the More Common, Less Valuable U. This Brilliant Author's FIRST Book!
Winner of the 1997 Booker Prize! SIGNED, First Canadians Editions of this Critically Acclaimed, Modern Day Masterpiece are Scarce and Becoming Increasingly Hard to Find! Hardcover with its original dust jacket, NOT price-clipped!Original price of 28.95. Published by Random House Canada, 1997. Boldly SIGNED on the half-title page by the celebrated author! NOT inscribed to anyone, simply SIGNED by the great Arundhati Roy! A TRUE First Canadian Edition/First Printing/First State with ALL First Edition Points present! Please remember this is the CANADIAN Edition. This is NOT the IndiaInk, U. This rare treasure has some very clearly visible wear, but when considering its' scarcity and desirability, is still in Highly Desirable, Highly Collectible condition! The book appears gently read and other than a previous owner gift inscription written on the half-title page, has no internal writing, no foxing, no remainder marks, no missing pages and is NOT Ex-Libris or a BCE. The binding is holding tight. All of the pages are present and fully attached. Some general/shelf wear along with a noticeable lean/slant, creases/marks/scuffing/wear to the spine/corners/boards, marks/wear to the edge/fore pages and creases/wear to the pages, NOT affecting the text! Please note the wear to the spine/corners/cloth boards, particularly noticeable near/along the edges, and the wear that is present on the pages, varying in severity and particularly noticeable on certain pages. The wear is considerable and very clearly visible!
All of the wear should be carefully examined/considered. As mentioned before, there is some internal writing!There is a previous owner gift inscription, written in pen and located on the half-title page. This is the same page with the Arundhati Roy signature.
The writing/page has been closely photographed for your consideration. The original, First State dust jacket is fully intact and NOT price-clipped! Some general/shelf wear along with creases, scuffing, marks and scratches/chipping. Please note the wear on the spine, at the corners and near/along the edges!The wear, particularly near/along the edges, is considerable and very clearly visible! We tend to grade the condition of our books rather harshly and took into consideration any and all wear when determining the value of this rare treasure. Our VERY LOW asking price is a reflection of that consideration and if this copy was in better condition our asking price would be considerably higher.
We purposely and closely photographed what we consider to be the most obvious and egregious wear. Once again, we want to reiterate that the wear to both the book and the dust jacket is considerable and very clearly visible! Numerous photographs from various angles were taken for your consideration/inspection. Please closely and carefully view ALL the pictures for further clarification!