modern first edition books from Firsts in Print

modern first edition books from Firsts in Print

Previous years' Orange prize first editions

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May We Be Forgiven
by A M Homes


Published: Granta, 2012

Fine in fine wrapper, with just a touch of bruising to wrapper and book at top of spine. A 1cm closed tear to wrapper at top of rear panel. Winner of 2013 Women's Fiction (Orange) Prize and uncommon.

Price: £40.00

May We Be Forgiven by A M  Homes


A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing
by Eimear McBride


Published: Galley Beggar Press, 2013

Fine paperback original. Anne Enright considers the author a 'genius' and the novel has won the Goldsmiths Prize 2013. Certainly one to watch.

Price: £20.00

A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear  McBride


We Need to Talk About Kevin
by Lionel Shriver


Published: Serpent's Tail, 2003

Near fine - and very scarce - proof with just one or two light creases to extremities. Nature or nurture modern classic and winner of Orange Prize. Signed by the author.

Price: £50.00

We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel  Shriver


A Crime in the Neighbourhood
by Suzanne Berne


Published: Viking, 1998

Author's first novel and winner of 1999 Orange prize. Berne is longlisted for the 2014 Bailey's Prize.

Price: £18.00

A Crime in the Neighbourhood by Suzanne  Berne


Half of a Yellow Sun
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


Published: Fourth Estate, 2006

Fine in like wrapper. Orange prize-winner and upcoming film. Signed by the author.

Price: £40.00

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi  Adichie


A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing
by Eimear McBride


Published: Galley Beggar Press, 2013

Fine paperback original. NB, there is some debate about the true first printing status of the title. This is probably a second printing (although not identified as such) as the first printing was a very short run of 1000 copies, habitually the case with this small publisher. Winner of the inaugural Goldsmiths Prize, shortlisted for the Folio Prize and winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize and Bailey's Prize. Shaping up to be one of the most important books of its time. Signed and dated by the author.

Price: £175.00

A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear  McBride


A Girl is a Half-formed Thing
by Eimear McBride


Published: Faber, 2014

Fine paperback. First edition thus, Faber having taken on the publishing of this runaway literary success. First printings of this edition will be relatively scarce as it was reprinted in size after the Bailey's victory. Winner of the inaugural Goldsmiths Prize, shortlisted for the Folio Prize and winner of the Desmond Elliott and Bailey's Prize. Shaping up to be one of the most important books of its time. Signed by the author.

Price: £75.00

A Girl is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride


A Girl is a Half-formed Thing
by Eimear McBride


Published: Faber, 2014

Fine paperback. First edition thus, Faber having taken on the publishing of this runaway literary success. First printings of this edition will be relatively scarce as it was reprinted in size after the Bailey's victory. Winner of the inaugural Goldsmiths Prize, shortlisted for the Folio Prize and winner of the Desmond Elliott and Bailey's Prize. Shaping up to be one of the most important books of its time. Signed and dated by the author.

Price: £95.00

A Girl is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear  McBride


A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing
by Eimear McBride


Published: Galley Beggar Press, 2013

Fine paperback original. NB, there is some debate about the true first printing status of the title. This is probably a second printing (although not identified as such) as the first printing was a very short run of 1000 copies, habitually the case with this small publisher. Winner of the inaugural Goldsmiths Prize, shortlisted for the Folio Prize and winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize and Bailey's Prize. Shaping up to be one of the most important books of its time. Signed, dated and lined by the author.

Price: £195.00

A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear  McBride


A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing
by Eimear McBride


Published: Galley Beggar Press, 2013

Fine paperback original. The extremely rare and highly sought-after 1st printing of this title, a very short run of 1000 copies. Winner of the inaugural Goldsmiths Prize, shortlisted for the Folio Prize and winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize and Bailey's Prize and now shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. Shaping up to be one of the most important books of its time. Signed by the author.

Price: £450.00

A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride


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