modern first edition books from Firsts in Print
modern first edition books from Firsts in Print

Proof copy modern first editions



The Glorious Heresies
by Lisa McInerney


Published: John Murray, 2015

Fine proof. Multi-award listed novel, shortlisted for the Bailey's Prize and shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott and Dylan Thomas Prizes. Extremely scarce in first edition.

Price: £30.00

The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney


All that is Solid Melts into Air
by Darragh McKeon


Published: Penguin Viking, 2014

Fine proof.

Price: £6.00

All that is Solid Melts into Air by Darragh  McKeon


Fugitive Pieces
by Anne Michaels


Published: Bloomsbury, 1997

Near fine proof. A couple of light creases to lower corner of front panel and a slight mark to rear. Comes with proof wrapper. Signed by the author.

Price: £16.00

Fugitive Pieces by Anne  Michaels


The Long Drop
by Denise Mina


Published: Harvill Secker, 2017

Fine proof. Excellent novel and (the first female) winner of the highly-respected Gordon Burn Prize.

Price: £15.00

The Long Drop by Denise Mina


Black Swan Green
by David Mitchell


Published: Sceptre, 2006

Near fine proof with a light crease to the top right corner of front panel and a heavier one to the top left of the rear panel. Scarce proof, signed by Mitchell in usual florid style and with a drawing of a swan. Also comes with a very sweet letter to booksellers thanking them for his newfound status as a fulltime writer, and a Black Swan Green ringbound diary, sent out with the proof. Longlisted for MAN Booker and shortlisted for the Costa Novel Awards.

Price: £38.00

Black Swan Green by David  Mitchell


Ghostwritten
by David Mitchell


Published: Sceptre, 1999

Near fine early proof in mauve card wraps, pre-dating the pictorial proofs more commonly seen. Signed to both half title page and front panel.

Price: £450.00

Ghostwritten by David  Mitchell


number9dream
by David Mitchell


Published: Sceptre, 2001

Fine proof of Booker shortlisted title. Signed, squiggled and dedicated to Luthfa with additional Hope!

Price: £55.00

number9dream by David  Mitchell


Slade House
by David Mitchell


Published: Sceptre, 2015

Fine proof. A work that came out of a Twitter story earlier this year. Signed by the author.

Price: £20.00

Slade House by David Mitchell


The Night Circus
by Erin Morgenstern


Published: Harvill Secker, 2011

Fine proof of work with great following.

Price: £25.00

The Night Circus by Erin  Morgenstern


The Night Circus
by Erin Morgenstern


Published: Harvill Secker, 2011

Fine earlier proof of much anticipated work.

Price: £8.00

The Night Circus by Erin  Morgenstern


A Mercy
by Toni Morrison


Published: Chatto & Windus, 2008

Fine proof, with some evidence of the remains of a sticker to front, probably removable. True first (issued before Knopf version) and well received novel from author of 'The Bluest Eye'. One of the New York Times Book Review's '10 Best Books of 2008'. Rare signed example.

Price: £45.00

A Mercy by Toni Morrison


Bodies of Light
by Sarah Moss


Published: Granta, 2014

Fine proof. From the author of Night Waking. Longlisted for the 2015 Bailey's Prize. Signed by the author.

Price: £10.00

Bodies of Light by Sarah Moss


The Burning Chambers
by Kate Mosse


Published: Mantle, 2018

Fine proof. Handsome proof if this reprinted title. Signed copy.

Price: £12.00

The Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse


The New World
by Andrew Motion


Published: Jonathan Cape, 2014

Fine proof. Sequel to Treasure Island and very well achieved.

Price: £8.00

The New World by Andrew Motion


What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
by Haruki Murakami


Published: Knopf, 2008

Spiral Bound Galley Proof of the Pre-Publication Manuscript, dated February 2008, containing the Knopf pre-publication details and printed from the electronic manuscript back to front (ie. from last page to first). Rare in this form.

Price: £295.00

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki  Murakami

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