Half a Life.
First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed on the title page by Naipaul to the historian and auctioneer Anthony Hobson: “V. S. Naipaul, for Anthony, 24 October 2001.” With Hobson’s bookplate to front pastedown and a newspaper clipping from the Sunday Telegraph concerning Half a Life loosely inserted.
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Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine gilt, dark green endpaper. With the dust jacket. A fine copy.