London: Viking, 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. No. 102 of 150, octavo size, 319 pp., signed by Margaret Drabble. Fine / Near Fine. Item #CNJL061
English novelist Margaret Drabble (b. 1939) wrote "A Natural Curiosity" as an unintended sequel to her earlier novel "The Radiant Way"; the story continues to follow the lives of three women featured in the earlier book, and examines middle-class life within the context of a post-industrial, post-Thatcher England. This volume is the first edition of Drabble's novel, bound in cloth and marbled paper, and signed by Margaret Drabble.
___DESCRIPTION: Quarter green cloth with marbled paper boards, vertical gilt line on the outer edges of the cloth, gilt lettering and ruled borders on the spine; octavo size (9.5" by 6.25"), pagination: [i-x] 1-308 , one of 150 copies, this number 102, signed by Margaret Drabble on the colophon (following the half-title page). In a glassine wrapper.
___CONDITION: Volume is fine; the covers clean, the corners straight and unrubbed, the binding tight with solid hinges, the interior clean and bright, and free of prior owner markings; clean, crisp, as new. The glassine wrapper is near fine, clean overall, with some slight edge wear along the top edge, and a small crease to the bottom corner of the rear flap, else fine.
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