First UK edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's original brown cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent very near fine copy, the binding square and tight with slight bumping at the spine tips. The contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed dustwrapper which remains without fading of the spine. Loosely laid in is an autograph postcard signed from the broadcaster and literary critic T. G. Rosenthal "John Coetzee signed this book for me when he came here for dinner on his next visit to London following his first Booker Prize win with Life and Times of Michael K".

Signed by J. M. Coetzee in black ink on the front endpaper. The Nobel and Booker award winning author's first novel.

Stock code: 16686


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