London: Granta, 2013, First Edition. First Edition First Impression with the full number line 13579108642 as required for the first impression.
An as new first printing in a likewise unclipped dust wrapper. The Jacket is protected by a clear, removable, archival protective covering. This immaculate unread copy is SIGNED by this Booker winning author and dated 8 Apr 2014, to the title page. First edition of the Man Booker Prize-winning novel, signed on the title. Catton's second novel is set in 1866 during the goldrush on New Zealand's South Island.
An epic mystery which vividly evokes its historical context, it is also a formal tour de force with a structure based on strict astrological principles. When The Luminaries won the 2013 Man Booker Prize, Catton became the youngest ever winning author and her novel the longest ever to win the prize.It was adapted into a six-part BBC miniseries of the same name in 2020. Approximately 9 ½ inches tall. Spine - good condition - gilt titles. Joints - good condition - sound. Boards - good condition - full cream cloth binding with as new unclipped dust jacket, dust jacket with 2 minor creases to the top of the jacket and a minor scratch to the rear. Page edges - good condition - all plain, bright and clean.
Hinges - good condition - sound. Paste downs - good condition - pictorial paste down'The Town Hall of Hokitika'. End papers - good condition - pictorial end papers continued from the paste downs. Title - good condition - SIGNED BY THE BOOKER PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR Eleanor Catton, dated 8 Apr 2014, London. Publication Date: 2013 Binding: Hardback.
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