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Ian Rankin WATCHMAN signed first edition 1988 1st/1st printing
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book in MINT condition - original dustjacket in FINE condition - see description for more

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30 Apr, 2014 21:34:11 BST
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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom


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Seller notes: book in MINT condition - original dustjacket in FINE condition - see description for more information on book grading
Format: Hardback w/Jacket Special Attributes: 1st Edition, Signed

1st edition/1st printing
signed first edition hardback (Bodley Head, 1988)
book in MINT condition - dustjacket in FINE condition (see note on grading, below)

Before Rebus, there was WATCHMAN.  This book was published on June 6 1988.  Shortly after its publication, Ian was interviewed by my father Alex Dickson for his weekly book programme on Radio Clyde in Glasgow.  Ian gave dad a copy of the book, and hand-inscribed it, "29 June 1988.  To Alex, Thanks for the chat!  Let's do it again.... Best wishes, Ian Rankin"

More information about my dad's collection can be found at:

I use the following grading system:

MINT (M) - This means that the book is in near perfect condition. It is complete with its dust-wrapper and is impossible to tell from a new copy. Dustjacket (if present) as new

FINE (F) - The book appears to be in excellent condition. Closer examination however will show signs of ownership and storage. There may also be a small inscription from previous ownership, but generally the book is in near perfect condition. Dustjacket (if present) as new but with very slight rubbing on the corners.

NEAR FINE (NF) - Books in this condition will be better that VERY GOOD but slightly poorer than FINE

VERY GOOD (VG) - Slightly less than fine condition. Apart from slight foxing or fading, the book has no faults. Dustjacket (if present) clean with excellent colouring but with slight rubbing to most edges and corners.

GOOD (G) - It is obvious that the book is second-hand. However apart from minor faults, it may be assumed that books in good condition are complete in all respects, unless described otherwise. Dustjacket (if present) fairly clean with almost perfect colouring but suffering from marks, creasing and other signs of wear. Most of the edges are rubbed or have very small tears in them.

ONLY GOOD - Books in this condition will be better than POOR but slightly poorer that GOOD.

POOR (P) - This means that the book will display serious wear and damage, it may be warped, the preliminary pages may be missing and the spine irreparably damaged. The text however will be complete but the book is really only suitable as a reading copy. Dustjacket (if present) will be tatty and grubby and may well be marked, creased or torn.

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