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Golding, William

Published by Faber and Faber, London (1954)

Used Hardcover First Edition Signed

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From: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB (Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: Faber and Faber, London, 1954. First edition of the author's first book. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small closed tear to the rear panel. Signed by William Golding on the title page. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional example. "A collection of modern fiction would never be complete without it" (Connolly, 136). Originally published in 1954, The Lord of the Flies was named to Modern Library’s 100 Greatest Novels List of the twentieth century. "[T]his brilliant work is a frightening parody on man's return (in a few weeks) to that state of darkness from which it took him thousands of years to emerge. Fully to succeed, a fantasy must approach very close to reality. Lord of the Flies does. It must also be superbly written. It is" (The New York Times Book Review). Bookseller Inventory # 3089

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Lord of the Flies: Golding, William

Golding, William

Published by Faber and Faber (1954)

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From: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC (Laguna Hills, CA, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: Faber and Faber, 1954. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by William Golding on a laid in signature. An attractive dustjacket that is vibrant in color with some wear to the spine and edges. This original First State dustjacket has the price present on the front flap. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight, with light wear to the panels. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition!!! We buy SIGNED Golding First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-8309216617

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Lord of the Flies: Golding, William

Golding, William

Published by Faber and Faber, London (1954)

Used Hardcover First Edition

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Item Description: Faber and Faber, London, 1954. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing. A BRIGHT ATTRACTIVE dustjacket that is vibrant in color. This original dustjacket has NO chips or tears and has benefitted from some professional restoration. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with light wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. We buy Golding First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-5153114980

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Lord of the Flies: Golding, William

Golding, William

Published by Faber and Faber (1954)

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From: First and Fine (Birmingham, United Kingdom)

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Item Description: Faber and Faber, 1954. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. The true UK first edition AND first printing of one of the most defining novels of 20th century fiction 'Lord of Flies' by Nobel Prize and Booker Prize winner William Golding. A hand signed autograph of William Golding is loosely inserted. It comes with a certificate of authenticity. This is the true first edition published by Faber in 1954 in a first state dust jacket. The first printing had a run of 3,000 copies only. Very few copies with the original dust jacket have survived the passage of time in a decent condition. Condition: very good. The boards are red and vibrant in the its original colour except a tiny bit on the top of the spine. The book has no inscriptions, no library stamps of any sorts. The top page block edges are a bit dusty, the other sides of the page block are fine. The dust jacket is NOT price clipped. The spine of the wrapper is a little browned compared to the colour as seen on the front and back. There are very minor chips to the edges of the folds where fortifying professional tape is protecting the wrapper from tearing. The dust jack is still taut. This is a scarce book that contributed to Golding winning the Nobel Prize. It is read in schools and a timeless classic and inspiration for generations of aspiring authors (Stephen King named it his number one pick). The first print run was very low and the book appreciates in value annually. Having done a basic web search it looks like this is the cheapest copy online with the first state wrapper. Further information and pictures on request!. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1486723424952

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Golding, William

Published by Faber and Faber (1954)

Used Hardcover First Edition

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From: Transmutation Publishing (Cobb, CA, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: Faber and Faber, 1954. hardcover. Book Condition: fine. Dust Jacket Condition: fine. Faber and Faber Ltd., Pub., London; 1954; 1st UK edition 3rd imprint; very fine condition with a fine dust jacket; William Golding; Modern First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # 4047

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Lord of the Flies: William Golding

William Golding

Published by Faber and Faber, London (1954)

Used Hardcover First Edition

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From: Ernestoic Books and Bindery (Clarence, NY, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: Faber and Faber, London, 1954. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. William Golding's "Lord of the Flies". First UK edition, second impression as stated on the copyright page. Published by Faber and Faber, London, 1954. Measures 5" x 7 3/8", 248 pages. With its original dust jacket. The dust jacket is in very good plus to near fine condition. Faint foxing and light sunning at the spine. The flaps are clipped. The book is in very good plus to near fine condition. The red cloth boards and spine are well preserved and retain their rich color. Previous bookstores' stamps on the inside of the front paste-down and endpaper. Light foxing to the preliminary and terminal pages. The textblock is clean, bright, and complete. The binding is sound. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory #(F4-10). Bookseller Inventory # 001775

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Lord of the Flies: William Golding

William Golding

Published by Faber and Faber Limited, London (1954)

Used Hardcover First Edition

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From: mclin haven books [IOBA] (Elton, WI, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: Faber and Faber Limited, London, 1954. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: very Good. First Edition. Copyright date 1954, first edition, fourth impression. Red cloth over boards with white lettering on the spine. No tears, bent pages, nor any writing. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine are minor with very light bump to the head and toe of the spine very minor foxing to the top page edges. Dust Jacket, no bent flaps nor is it price clipped. Shelf wear to the jacket is moderate with chips out of the head and a larger chip out of the spine, one 1 inch tear on the back along the groove area of the dust jacket. Light sunning to the spine otherwise jacket is bright and clean. Dust jacket now in a clear protective cover. Text is bright and clean, binding is secure, a solid collectible book of one of the top 100 novels of the 20th century. Size: 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Collectible. Bookseller Inventory # 0003708

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Golding, William

Published by Faber and Faber, London (1954)

Used First Edition Signed

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From: David Schutte (Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom)

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Item Description: Faber and Faber, London, 1954. Book Condition: VG+. Dust Jacket Condition: VG+. 2nd Printing. VG+ very clean bright book, in a VG+ unclipped d/w), a few minor rubs at spine ends and corners, a nice early copy, includes an inserted index card inscribed the the author "It's a popular misconception, Wilf" and signed "William Golding". With a Card Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 002787

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Lord of the Flies: Golding, William

Golding, William

Published by Faber & Faber, London (1954)

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From: Renaissance Books (Victoria, BC, Canada)

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Item Description: Faber & Faber, London, 1954. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Second Impression. Ex library copy with all the usual flaws. Jacket has good front panel, scar on spine where label was carelessly removed, and wear to extremities. An affordable copy of this landmark novel. Scarce in jacket. ( see photos ). Bookseller Inventory # 12895

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