Farrell, James [J G] – The Empire Trilogy – [Comprising: Troubles/The Siege of Krishnapur/The Singapore Grip] First UK Editions 1970-1978

Farrell, James [J G] – The Empire Trilogy – [Comprising: Troubles/The Siege of Krishnapur/The Singapore Grip] First UK Editions 1970-1978

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Farrell, James [J G] – The Empire Trilogy – [Comprising: Troubles/The Siege of Krishnapur/The Singapore Grip] First UK Editions 1970-1978

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A set of first edition, first printings published by Jonathan Cape and Weidenfeld and Nicolson between 1970 and 1978. All three novels by Farrell, constitutingThe Empire Trilogy, are generally considered only to be connected thematically, although the character ofArcher, who appears inTroubles, makes an appearance inThe Singapore Grip also. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time all three first editions have been presented as a set.Troubles, published by Jonathan Cape in 1970, is a near fine book with the red top stain still present“the book is without inscriptions. In a very good+ wrapper which is unclipped (45s/£2.25 as called for) with some wear to the spine ends and rubbing to the edges and corners. Superb dust wrapper illustration by Bill Botten. IN ADDITION, Bill Botten has SIGNED his name withA very rare book on the front endpaper. Rare.The Siege of Krishnapur, published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson in 1973 (winner of the Booker Prize of that year) is a very good book with one name to the ffep in a very good (internally reinforced) wrapper which is clipped and has some wear in places as well as a neatly repaired closed tear to the foot of the front panel.The Singapore Grip, published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson in 1978, is a near fine book without inscriptions in a very good+ wrapper which is not price clipped and has some fading to the spine as well as some wear to corners and extremities. SinceTroubles was announced as thewinner of the Lost Booker Prize of 1970, interest in Farrells work has risen dramatically. The trilogy exists as his legacy and displays his superb writing talent so tragically cut short in August 1979.

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A set of first edition, first printings published by Jonathan Cape and Weidenfeld and Nicolson between 1970 and 1978. All three novels by Farrell, constitutingThe Empire Trilogy, are generally considered only to be connected thematically, although the character ofArcher, who appears inTroubles, makes an appearance inThe Singapore Grip also. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time all three first editions have been presented as a set.Troubles, published by Jonathan Cape in 1970, is a near fine book with the red top stain still present“the book is without inscriptions. In a very good+ wrapper which is unclipped (45s/£2.25 as called for) with some wear to the spine ends and rubbing to the edges and corners. Superb dust wrapper illustration by Bill Botten. IN ADDITION, Bill Botten has SIGNED his name withA very rare book on the front endpaper. Rare.The Siege of Krishnapur, published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson in 1973 (winner of the Booker Prize of that year) is a very good book with one name to the ffep in a very good (internally reinforced) wrapper which is clipped and has some wear in places as well as a neatly repaired closed tear to the foot of the front panel.The Singapore Grip, published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson in 1978, is a near fine book without inscriptions in a very good+ wrapper which is not price clipped and has some fading to the spine as well as some wear to corners and extremities. SinceTroubles was announced as thewinner of the Lost Booker Prize of 1970, interest in Farrells work has risen dramatically. The trilogy exists as his legacy and displays his superb writing talent so tragically cut short in August 1979.