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This is a historical novel set in 17th century Florence against a background of a decadent ruling family, an intolerant church, and a fight for the survival of knowledge.
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Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. A very good copy with minor wear. For non-UK markets items of 1.5 kg or more may require an additional shipping charge. Seller Inventory # HBS-00276328-B
Book Description Hamish Hamilton, U.K., 1989. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. This is an uncorrected proof copy of Bob Marshall-Andrews' first novel. A QC, a Labour MP for 13 years, and an author of diverse works, Mr M-A has produced: this tale of Florence in 1684; a police thriller; a novel about Samuel Pepys; a political memoir, and a recent satirical novel about a rampaging troop of chimpanzees led by a shameless alpha male called Dump (the fact that this name rhymes nicely with the name of a certain world leader might indicate the directionality of the satire!). Howsoever, back to this copy of his debut offering: it's a large format softcover ARC with the card cover showing the same design as the dust jacket on the finished book. As with the finished book, the paper stock is poor and has caused the textblock to tan - especially on edges. There is a slight knock to the side of the spine, otherwise this is an excellent, apparently unread proof copy. Seller Inventory # 000846
Book Description Hamish Hamilton Ltd, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Used; Good. **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. Seller Inventory # mon0002336571
Book Description Hamish Hamilton Ltd, London, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good +. 1st Edition. 309pp. VG/G+. Maroon coloured cloth with gilt lettering on spine. No inscriptions. Slight rubbing to tail of spine. Faint browning to page edges. Unclipped dust jacket with shelf wear to top of spine. Pink coloured b/g with black lettering. Tape repair to inside of torn front flap at hinge. Worn dj corners. First novel for author who went on to become a Member of Parliament. Seller Inventory # 003219
Book Description Hamish Hamilton, 1989. Hardback. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition hardback with unclipped jacket. A private copy in overall very good condition with only slight signs of handling and storage - dj spine a little faded and slightly rubbed to edges. Binding tight, no annotations or inscriptions, text crisp and clean throughout. Seller Inventory # 110932