[London]: (Sceptre). (2012). Two volumes: the first and second issue uncorrected proof copies of the true first (British) edition of Powers' highly praised first novel: winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Guardian Book Prize, a finalist for the National Book Award, and one of The New York Times ten best books of the year. The first issue proof is shot from photo-reduced typescript, bound in light yellow wrappers with three blurbs on the rear panel, by Colm Toibin, Chris Cleave, and Philipp Meyer. Faint handling apparent to covers; very near fine in wrappers. The second issue proof is typeset, bound in medium yellow wrappers with a photo of the author on the inside front cover, two blurbs on the front cover and only one blurb (by Philipp Meyer) on the rear cover. Fine in wrappers, with publicity sheet laid in. First Edition. Softcover. Fine. (Inventory #: 032685)
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