First Trade Edition. Hardcover. Very Good / Very Good. Item #4343
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. Stated First Trade Edition (preceded by a signed, limited Franklin Library edition), SIGNED by the author without inscription on full title. Octavo (9.5" x 6.5"); [x], 307p. Original dustjacket with $18.95 price; book in dark blue paper-covered boards with darker blue cloth spine and gilt lettering. Jacket is shelfworn with a couple small red marks at head of spine, but with no chips or tears. Boards are clean with a slight cock to spine. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper, else pages unmarked. Binding is sound. Program / question sheet for Naipaul's 2001 reading at the IDB (Inter-American Development Bank) Cultural Center in Washington, D.C. laid in at front.