The Drought

By: Ballard, J. G.

Price: £145.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good


First edition first printing. Ex-private library hardback book is in readable condition with less than usual library stamps and markings, has mild lean. Boards have nice corners, and are reasonably clean with couple of ancient light tape marks to both upper and lower board edges. Spine is gently bumped to head and foot, title gilt fully legible. The front hinge is strong with no evidence of cracking or starting. Text block is pretty clean, with toning to edges. The top edge printers stain is very slightly faded and little dusty. The front pastedown has tape marks and very small biro notation. The FEP has offset tape marks, and a small remnant of a lending sheet. The title page has a small withdrawn stamp. Page 9 (first page of the first chapter) has a small withdrawn stamp. The pages are remarkably crisp and unblemished. Feels read, but is not loose. The rear FEP has offset tape marks. The rear pastedown has tape marks The rear hinge is starting, but has been reinforced with hinge tape. The jacket is bright with strong colours, There is an orange tape mark across the front panel, which due to the orange of the design does not show too strongly. Price is intact. The flaps have a 3mm line of tape marking to each edge. The spine colours are vivid and unfaded. The rear panel is clean with only a single very light mark, and a tiny 2mm rub. For grading accuracy books are photographed without a protective book cover. This book is fitted with a non adhesive archival quality book protector to make a worthy addition to your collection. Note we do not use stock images, the book pictured is the book described. Considering that this an ex-library copy of this collectible first edition first printing title it is in good condition, and in the fitted archival cover looks very good on the shelf. A cost effective classic title for your collector shelves.

Title: The Drought

Author Name: Ballard, J. G.

Categories: Science Fiction,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1965

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Size: 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall

Seller ID: 004891