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RUSHDIE, Salman.

Midnight’s Children.

Published: London: Jonathan Cape, 1981

Stock code: 101131

Price: £2,500

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First edition, first impression, UK issue taken from the American sheets. Signed by the author and dated 16.11.84 on the title page. One of 1,000 copies issued by Cape from US sheets. Midnight’s Children won the 1981 Booker Prize and, in 1993, the Booker of Bookers Prize as the best novel to receive the award in the first 25 years of its existence.

Octavo. Original red quarter cloth, grey paper boards, titles to spine in silver. With the dust jacket and wraparound band. Small faint dampstain to top edge of text block, board corners lightly worn. An excellent copy in a jacket with slight fading to spine panel and a few light scuffs to rear panel; wraparound band with some mild creasing and two short closed tears with tape repairs to the verso.

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