Lot 607

BANKS, Iain (1954-2013). The Wasp Factory, London, 1934, original cloth, dust-jacket. A FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION of the author's first book.

Estimate: £70 - £100
Hammer price: £60
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

BANKS, Iain (1954-2013).  The Wasp Factory. London: Macmillan, 1984. 8vo (215 x 135mm). Half title. Original brown buckram, spine lettered in gilt, dust-jacket with price of £7.95 unclipped (very small light stain on front pastedown and front free endpaper). A FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION of the author's first book, "a work of horrifying compulsion. Horrifying, because it enters a mind whose realities are not our own, whose values of life and death are alien to our society; compulsive, because the humour and compassion of that mind reach out to us all. A novel of extraordinary originality, imagination and comic ferocity" (from the front turn-in).

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