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ONDAATJE MICHAEL
The Collected Works of Billy the Kid
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Anansi 1970). First HARDCOVER Edition, in First Issue D/W. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Rare hardcover, First Issue without "first edition" statemement. A fine copy [minor printer's ink residue on the bottom of one page] in first issue D/W without the "Winner of the Governor General's Award" printed on the upper cover. The D/W is in very good plus to near fine condition with some foxing to verso and a small scuff to spine. Among the scarcest Ondaatje items. Housed in a handsome clamshell box. The rarity of this title in first issue boards and D/W can be explained by the flood at the publisher around the time of the announcement of Ondaatje's GG win which destroyed "almost all" of the remaining hardcover copies of this book. Rare. Photographs/scans available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: James M Pickard, ABA, ILAB, PBFA. [LEICESTER, United Kingdom]
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