First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding square and firm with a little softening at the spine tips. The contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps, however there are a few splash marks to the closed fore-edge of the text block that do not intrude onto the page. Complete with the lightly rubbed and creased dustwrapper that remains without fading, loss or tears. Not price-clipped (£13.99 net to the front flap).
Loosely laid in is an official publisher's Wise Children bookplate which has been signed by Angela Carter in black ink. Scarce thus. The author's brilliant last novel published shortly before her February 1992 passing at the tragically young age of 51.
Stock code: 20092