London: Jonathan Cape, 1986. First U.K. Edition. Hardcover 16mo (22.2 x 14cm), pp. 324; black cloth covered boards with lettering in gilt on the spine, dust wrapper featuring illustration by Fred Marcellino and author’s photograph by Jerry Bauer.
Tail of spine and top corners very gently bruised; gilt mostly bright; edges of text block mildly toned, top edge a little scratched; pages slightly toned, particularly towards edges; two small blue dots on page 283-4; unclipped dust wrapper is mostly clean and bright, mild edgewear, a small 15 x 45mm patch of light water damage to base of spine, only visible inside jacket, light foxing and toning to inside flaps with previous seller’s sticker price to top of front flap. Item #898
A First U.K. Edition of Margaret Atwood’s best-selling dystopian novel and the basis for the award winning television series of the same name. Its sequel The Testaments was published in September of this year and has been shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize and longlisted for the 2019 Giller Prize.