(London): Sinclair-Stevenson, 1993. First Edition. Hardcover. No. 18 of 150 copies, octavo size, 336 pp., signed by William Boyd. Fine / Near Fine. Item #CNJL064
Scottish writer William Boyd (b. 1952) presents a story rich with history, as the pasts of two people, one an architect living in Los Angeles in 1936, the other an older man who grew up in Manila during U.S. occupation of the Phillippines, are inextricably intwined; the novel won the "Los Angeles Times" Book Prize and was named the "Sunday Express" Book of the Year in 1993.
This special limited edition features a lovely binding of marbled paper, glassine wrapper, and is signed by the author at the front of the book.
___DESCRIPTION: Quarter black cloth with marbled paper boards in grey, pink, and white, gilt lettering and ruled border on the spine; octavo size (9.5" by 6"), pagination: [i-xii] [1-2] 3-323 , one of 150 copies, this number 18, signed by William Boyd on the limitation page at the front of the book. In a glassine wrapper.
___CONDITION: A fine copy; the covers clean, the corners straight and unrubbed, the binding tight with solid hinges, the interior clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; clean, crisp, as new. The glassine wrapper is near fine, clean, with very slight edge wear to the head and tail of the spine and top and bottom edges of the flaps, else fine.
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