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Grimus

By Rushdie, Salman




Grimus is a 1975 fantasy and science fiction novel written by Salman Rushdie. The story loosely follows Flapping Eagle, a young Indian who receives the gift of immortality after drinking a magic fluid. After drinking the fluid, Flapping Eagle wanders the earth for 777 years 7 months and 7 days, searching for his immortal sister and exploring identities before falling through a hole in the Mediterranean Sea. He arrives in a parallel dimension at the mystical Calf Island where those immortals who have tired of the world but are reluctant to give up their immortality exist in a static community under a subtle and sinister authority. Published in 1975, Grimus was Salman Rushdie’s first published novel. To a large extent it has been disparaged by academic critics; though Peter Kemp’s comment is particularly vitriolic, it does give an idea of the novel’s initial reception: "His first novel, Grimus (1975), a ramshackle surreal saga based on a 12th-century Sufi poem and copiously encrusted with mythic and literary allusion, nosedived into oblivion amid almost universal critical derision."


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Grimus

Salman Rushdie

Victor Gollancz, 1975. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Fine Copy In Like Jacket.First Edition. True First Edition of the Author's First Book.Signed on the Title-page.Beaiutiful Copy.

$795.00

GRIMUS

RUSHDIE, SALMAN

GoLLANCZ A FINE FIRST IN FINE DJ. ALMOST MINT!. FIRST. Fine/Fine.

$550.00

Grimus - First Novel SIGNED by the Author

Rushdie, Salman

Gollancz, 1975 A first edition, first printing published by Gollancz in 1975. A fine book with a trace of spotting to the top of the page block and some light pushing to the tips of the spine. In a fine unclipped wrapper which is marginally faded to the spine. SIGNED without dedication to the title page by Rushdie. A love signed copy of the author's first novel for which he was paid £850 by the publishers.

$507.52

Grimus

RUSHDIE, Salman

London: Victor Gollancz, 1975. First UK Edition. First Impression. Octavo (20cm); purple cloth, with titles stamped in gilt at spine; dustjacket; 319pp. Some light offsetting to pastedowns and endpapers, with a touch of faint, scattered foxed spots to text edges; very Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, and notably unfaded at the spine; some pinpoint wear at extremities, with a faint diagonal crease to front flap; very Near Fine. A presentable copy of the esteemed Booker Prize-winning author's first book.

$500.00


Grimus

Rushdie, Salman

London: Gollancz, 1975. First Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Printing of the First British Edition, preceding the American Edition by four years. Author's First Book. The book is in fine condition; in a near fine to fine dust jacket, with a short closed tear and crease to upper front panel.

$450.00


Grimus

RUSHDIE, Salman

London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1975. A Novel. Octavo. Original purple cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Bookmark to front pastedown, neat ownership signature to front free endpaper. An excellent copy in the very lightly rubbed jacket. First edition, first impression.

$429.44

Grimus

RUSHDIE, Salman

London: Victor Gollancz, [1975]. Hardbound in dust jacket. First British (and correct first) edition of the author's first book. Signed by Rushdie. Fine.

$400.00

GRIMUS

RUSHDIE, SALMAN

WOODSTOCK, NY: OVERLOOK PRESS (THE). NEAR FINE IN A FINE D.J.. PUB 1979. FIRST EDITION. HARDCOVER. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE . BOOK IS FINE WITHOUT ANY MARKS TO THE BINDING OR THE TEXT OTHER THAN A BOOKSTORE STAMP ON THE FRONT FREE ENDPAPER AND SOME MODERATE FOXING TO THE EDGES OF THE TEXTBLOCK. D.J. IS FINE WITH JUST A TRACE OF TONING TO THE FLAPS, AND IS NOT PRICE-CLIPPED. A BEAUTIFUL CLEAN, BRIGHT, UNFADED COPY WITH NO REMAINDER MARK. .

$350.00

'Grimus' -1st UK Edition 1975

Rushdie, Salman:

Gollancz, 1975 A first edition, first printing,Published by Gollancz in 1975. A near fine book without inscriptions in a near fine unclipped wrapper, a little faded at the spine.

$312.32


Grimus

Salman Rushdie

Overlook Press, 1979. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Fine Copy in Like Jacket.First Edition/First Printing.Signed by The Author on the Title-Page.First Book.Gorgeous Copy Without Wear..

$295.00

Grimus

Rushdie, Salman

1 volume, please be aware of language, air mail shipment from Germany within 2-6 weeks, we deliver to any country - please ask us to enable delivery to your country!

$288.91


Grimus

RUSHDIE, Salman

First edition, first impression. VG in VG unclipped dustwrapper with slight fading to spine and some wear to head of spine and top edges of upper and lower panels. A VG copy of the author\'s first novel.Published: Gollancz, 1975

$288.90


Grimus

Rushdie, Salman

Woodstock, NY: Overlook, 1975. Book. Very Good. Cloth. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. Review copy of the first American edition with publisher's promotional material laid in. Signed by the author on the title page. The front and rear dust jacket flaps are sunned along the edges and the pages are lightly age toned. Otherwise, the book and jacket are in very good condition..

$270.00

GRIMUS

Rushdie, Salman

Woodstock, New York, (1979): The Overlook Press Author's first novel Inscribed by the author on the title page, 318(1)pp., bound in black cloth, spine gilt, remainder mark on bottom edge, a binders flaw in binding the paper near the top edge in the gutter of page 181, otherwise, a clean bright copy in near fine unclipped pictorial dust jacket.. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION.

$250.00


GRIMUS

Rushdie, Salman:

London: Victor Gollancz. 1975. First edition, first printing. Original purple cloth with gilt titles, in dustwrapper. A lovely fine copy, the binding square and tight, the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine original dustwrapper which has a lightly faded spine. Not price-clipped. The author’s first novel. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

$195.20


GRIMUS

Rushdie, Salman

Woodstock, NY: The Overlook Press, 1979. First edition. hardcover. Fine/fine. Black cloth over bds. in DJ. Authors first book.

$166.70


Grimus

Salman Rushdie

Overlook Hardcover, 1979-07-23. First Edition. Hardcover. New. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. Expedite Shipping Available.

$165.48


GRIMUS

Rushdie, Salman

OVERLOOK. WOODSTOCK 1979. Fine. 1979. First Edition. Hardcover. 0879510935 . First American Edition. Fine in a fine dj. (Neat black marker line flush with spine block at bottom edge) Author's FIRST book. .

$150.00


Grimus

Salman Rushdie

Overlook Hardcover. 1st Edition. Very Good. 1979. Signed by Author(s) 0879510935 Very Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: Good) . 0879510935 .

$125.00

Grimus

RUSHDIE, Salman

Woodstock, NY: Overlook, 1975. First. hardcover. fine/fine. 8vo, black cloth d.w. Woodstock, NY: Overlook Press, (1975). First Edition His first book.

$125.00