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A portrayal of the race to prevent a killing.
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Book Description Headline, London, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. "First Published in 1993"; number line complete 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. A good "libraried" book with typical stampings and attachments to the front endpapers and copyright page. However, there are no edge stampings, and the unclipped dust jacket is "very good" -- in fact, the main value here doubtless lies in the jacket, which is protected in polyester and appears never to have been "glued down." Whether the Oakham Library, of the Rutland County Council Libraries and Museums, still has any claim on this book we can't tell. It was sold to us by a U.K. bulk seller which specializes in clearing ex-library materials, and the book was last checked out in January of 2005 -- more than a decade ago -- so we're going to assume it entered after-market commerce legitimately, though if you fear having the Rutland library system's version of Javert sent after you, you may of course pass on this externally handsome but no-longer-crisp copy. (PLEASE NOTE: Although we find it exasperating to repeat ourselves, we are now encountering post-literates who don't seem able to grasp this standard formulation. So: By stating "Most of the value here lies in the dust jacket," we mean this jacket might considerably enhance the value of a better-condition, jacketless copy, but that -- absent the jacket -- this ex-library book itself is not worth much. So please don't order this ex-library book and then -- ignoring the value of the jacket -- complain "The book isn't worth much because it's ex-library!") 311 pp. Reduced from $85. Seller Inventory # 003072
Book Description Headline, London, 1993. Hard Cover. Condition: G+. Dust Jacket Condition: G+. First Edition. Library markings; light wear to board corners and head and tail of spine; signed by author on label on title page; unclipped dust wrapper in protective sleeve; 311p. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. Ex-Library. Seller Inventory # 82344
Book Description Headline Book Publishing, London, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. "First published in 1993 / by HEADLINE BOOK PUBLISHING / 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1." Nice dust jacket has a light vertical crease to front panel along spine, not price clipped, has never been pasted down. Still shows original price of L16.99. Page edges moderately age-browned. This one looks like it was intended for library use but was rescued before it could be all "libraried up." Gray textured boards with no stampings may constitute a "library binding." Some kind of bookplate or card was glued to front pastedown but then removed, leaving some white paper residue in the shape of a hollow rectangle. Previous owner's initials to top corner of FFE in blue ballpoint. Someone wrote to copyright page in ink "F/8008CB", though final character could be an "8" or an "S" -- at any rate the "F" probably designating "Fiction." And a couple of numbers have been rubber-stamped to final page. But there are NO other library attachments or stampings. These oddities noted, we grade the book good-plus in a very good jacket. 311 pp. Reduced from $400. Seller Inventory # 003174
Book Description Headline, 1993. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Black Boards with Gilt lettering. Nice square binding. Clean pages that just have a bit of age toning to the page edge. Dust Jacket is not price clipped. 1st UK edition with the full numberline. A hard to find book. All pictures are of the actual book that is for sale. Seller Inventory # 9100
Book Description Headline, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Black Boards with Gilt lettering. Nice square binding. No inscriptions. Dust Jacket is not price clipped. Jacket has crease on bottom corner of front inside flap. 1st UK edition with the full numberline. A hard to find book. Seller Inventory # 1245
Book Description Headline, 1993. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Signed by Ian Rankin to the title page. A near fine copy of a first edition, first impression hardback in a near fine, unclipped dustjacket. (slight foxing to endpapers and reverse of dustjacket) All books are swathed in biodegradeable bubble wrap and posted in strong, custom made book boxes to ensure undamaged delivery. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 010299
Book Description Headline, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Black Boards with Gilt lettering. Clean pages. Dust Jacket is not price clipped. 1st UK edition with the full numberline. A hard to find book. Signed by the author with a noughts and crosses doodle. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 6805