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August 1914: The Red Wheel 1 (SIGNED and DATED by author)
The Bodley Head, London 1989 - SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED "July 1993" by Solzhenitsyn in black ink pen directly on the title page (all three in the same pen by Solzhenitsyn himself). First UK edition, first printing, with "First edition published 1972 / This edition 1989" stated at the bottom of the copyright page with no later printing mentioned. First-issue dust jacket with original $18.95 publisher's price on the front flap. NEAR FINE book in FINE dust jacket. All four corners of the book are bumped and there is one very minor bump to the front fore edge. Also, a small blue ink smudge on the top edge of the text block, probably a remainder mark. The book is otherwise Fine. Bright, crisp, clean and unworn, very tight and square. Interior is close to immaculate except for a very slight bend to the tips of the corners of the first several pages. Otherwise flawless pages appearing unread. No previous owner's signature. Dust jacket is bright, crisp, clean and unworn with no sunning and just a slight touch of faint creasing to the corners and top edges of the flaps. Jacket is protected in a mylar cover. Red full-cloth binding with gold lettering on the and spine. 816 text pages followed by a two-page map. Hefty book measuring 9 1/2" x 6 3/8" x 2 1/4". Dark-green dust jacket with an illustration of a wheel on front cover and spine. Newly translated by H.T. Willetts, this is the definitive edition, expanded to nearly twice the length of the original edition of "August 1914" published in 1972. This is the first volume in Solzhenitsyn's multi-part epic, The Red Wheel. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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