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Ashton Rare Books

Specialising in High Quality Fine Editions. Particularly Modern First Editions (Fiction), Plays (mainly 20th century), Signed and Association copies, Uncommon Editions, Children's Literature (mainly 20th century) and illustrated books. We are members of both the PBFA and ABA and practise under their guidance.

The Sea, The Sea : Signed By The Author


The First UK printing published by Chatto and Windus in 1978. The BOOK is in near Fine condition with just a little pushing at the spine tips. Some light toning to the text-block. Free from inscriptions. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ or better condition. A little light creasing at the upper spine end. Light toning to the spine with some toning to the edges of the upper flaps. The Hokusai wrapper artwork looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. The book has been signed (without dedication) by the author to the title page. A very scarce copy with such attributes of the Booker Prize winning title. Collectible.