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The Sandcastle

By Murdoch, Iris


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'Iris Murdoch was one of the best and most influential writers of the twentieth century.' Peter Conradi, The GuardianThe quiet life of schoolmaster Bill Mor and his wife Nan is disturbed when a young woman, Rain Carter, arrives at the school to paint the portrait of the headmaster. Mor, hoping to enter politics, becomes aware of new desires. A complex battle develops, involving love, guilt, magic, art and political ambition. Mor's teenage children and their mother fight discreetly and ruthlessly against the invader. The Head, himself enchanted, advises Mor to seize the girl and run. The final decision rests with Rain. Can a 'great love' be purchased at too high a price?

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The Sandcastle

MURDOCH, Iris

First edition. DW. SIGNED by Murdoch to title page. Tail of spine sl. dulled and crumpled, sl. lean to spine, light foxing to e/ps. Near Fine in Fine wrapper.

Sold by: Addyman Books
$1,125.88

The Sandcastle

Iris Murdoch

London - Chatto and Windus, 1957 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce uncorrected proof copy of Iris Murdoch's The Sandcastle. First edition. The Sandcastle is the story of a middle-aged schoolmaster (Bill Mor) with political ambitions who meets a young painter (Rain Carter), come to paint a former school headmaster's portrait. Condition: Bound in paper wraps with handwritten titling to the spine. Externally, some bumping, with repairs to the rear wrap. Internally, firmly bound, bright and generally clean though with the odd handling mark. Overall: VERY GOOD..

  • Published: 1957
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First edition
Sold by: Rooke Books
$514.69

The Sandcastle

Murdoch Iris

London: Chatto & Windus. Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket. 1957. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0701109793 . First UK Edition of the author's quite scarce third book. Clean Green Boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the first issue pictorial dust jacket (priced at 15s - NOT price clipped) designed by Charles Mozley, which is overall VG but with some small edge chips, with a little shelfwear/dusty spotting and a few small closed tears (internally repaired with archive tape) but 99.5% complete - just a tiny loss to the very tip of the front corner which is hardly noticable, otherwise a very clean dustjacket which is now protected in a clear book plastic cover and looks great. Slightly dusty top edge. Internally a little very light offsetting/foxing to the front and rear free endpapers, o/w near Fine. No Inscriptions or Marks. 318 pp. Overall an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy of a book now difficult to find in a VG state with a d/j. Images available on request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

  • Published: 1957
  • Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket
  • Edition: First Edition; First Printing
  • ISBN: 9780701109790
Sold by: Sue Lloyd-Davies Books
$265.39

The Sandcastle

MURDOCH, Iris:

London, Jonathan Cape, 1957 [first edition]. Octavo, 318 pages. Papered boards very slightly bumped and sunned on the spine; an excellent copy with the dustwrapper slightly sunned, chipped and torn with very slight loss.

Sold by: Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers
$205.53

THE SANDCASTLE

MURDOCH. IRIS

Chatto & Windus. London. 1957. FIRST EDITION. A very good copy with a few spots to both sets of endpapers and the first few pages. Original illustrated dustwrapper with some minor chipping to the top of the spine which also suffers from a slight amount of darkening.

Sold by: Paul Foster Books
$201.05

THE SANDCASTLE

MURDOCH, IRIS

LONDON, ENGLAND: CHATTO & WINDUS, 1957 small chips to an unclipped dj. owner's bookplate to front paste-down. author's third novel. jacket design by charles mozley.. First Edition. Hardcover. GOOD ONLY/VG.

  • Published: 1957
  • Condition: GOOD ONLY
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: Gian Luigi Fine Books Inc.
$179.00

The Sandcastle

MURDOCH, Iris

Chatto & Windus. 1957. F First Edition. A very good copy (ink name fep, tape stains to corners endpapers and following leaf, else clean and tight) in a near fine bright unclipped d.w., spine ends worn with very shallow chipping.

  • Published: 1957
  • Condition:
  • Edition: F First Edition
Sold by: collectors treasury
$165.00

The Sandcastle

MURDOCH, Iris

London: Chatto & Windus,, 1957. A Novel. Octavo. Original green boards, titles to spine gilt. With the illustrated dust jacket. With owner note in ink to front free endpaper. Spine slightly cocked, small light mark to front cover, occasional foxing throughout, endpapers lightly browned. A very good copy in price-clipped jacket with slight foxing to verso, a few nicks and chips to extremities. First edition, first impression of the author's third novel.

  • Published: 1957
Sold by: Peter Harrington
$120.63

The Sandcastle

Murdoch, Iris

London: Chatto & Windus, 1957. First Edition. Leather. Fine. London: Chatto & Windus, 1957. First Edition. Leather. Fine. Rebound in half dark green calf, hand marbled paper sides, five raised bands, gilt line tooling to spine, black title labels, Internally clean and unmarked. A handsome copy of an early Murdoch.

  • Published: 1957
  • Condition: Fine
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: Old Linceter Books
$110.00

The Sandcastle

Iris Murdoch

The Reprint Society. Used - Acceptable. The Reprint Society, 01/01/1959, Hardcover, Acceptable condition. Book Good. No dust jacket.

  • Condition: Used - Acceptable
Sold by: Wonder Book
$99.99

The Sandcastle

Iris MURDOCH

Chatto and Windus. Used - Acceptable. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

Sold by: Better World Books Ltd
$81.14

The Sandcastle

Murdoch, Iris

Viking. Hardcover. The Sandcastle. VG/G; dj chipped, faded, price clipped but in protective Mylar wrap . Good. 1957.

  • Published: 1957
  • Condition: Good
Sold by: Russell Books Ltd
$47.99

The Sandcastle

Murdoch, Iris

London: Chatto & Windus 1957, 1st Edition. () 318pp. Near fine. Octavo with green cloth boards and gilt lettering on spine. A bit of writing in ink on front endpaper. Spine has a bit of sun fading, otherwise a clean copy with no dust jacket. A novel that follows Bill Mor, a middle-aged schoolmaster, and Rain Carter, a young artist, as they meet and begin an affair..

Sold by: Aquila Books
$44.00

The Sandcastle

Murdoch, Iris

Chatto & Windus, 1960. Hardcover. Good/GOOD. 1960. 318 pages. Green boards. An excellent volume with nice clean pages with bright copy and firm binding. Former owner's inscription on flyleaf or endpapers. Light wear to the boards with bumping and chaffing to the spine, edges and corners. Little wear to the dustjacket. A pleasing example of this lovely title.

  • Published: 1960
  • Condition: Good
Sold by: The World of Rare Books
$40.19

the sandcastle

Iris Murdoch

Chatto & Windus 1984. AS NEW IN D/W. Thick hardback, 320pages. ONLY FOR SALE HERE

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$40.21

The Sandcastle

Murdoch, Iris

London: Chatto and Windus, 1957. Boards have some light wear, sprung and cocked, crease to spine. From the boots booklovers library. PP very clean and tidy. First Edition. Cloth Boards. Good/No Jacket. 8vo.

  • Published: 1957
  • Condition: Good
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: Bookcase
$32.17

The Sandcastle

Murdoch, Iris

PENGUIN GROUP, 1978. Paperback. New. respectable, married schoolmaster faces a scandal when he falls in love with a young painterSKU: MM-00442036; EAN: 9780140014747

Sold by: Media Mall
$29.40

THE SANDCASTLE

MURDOCH, Iris

MURDOCH, Iris. THE SANDCASTLE. A Novel. New York:: The Viking Press,, 1957. First American edition. . A near fine copy in very good dust jacket. The pictorial jacket (designed by Bill English) is quite faded on spine and lower edge of front panel (as usual, as pink colored jacket is prone to fading), Tips of spine and lower edge of front panel have few small edge tears and moderate creasing, else quite bright. . Octavo, grey cloth spine, red decorated paper-covered boards, pp. [vi], 342.

  • Published: 1957
  • Condition: A near fine copy in very good dust jacket. The pictorial jacket (designed by Bill English) is quite faded on spine and lower ed
  • Edition: First American edition.
Sold by: Waiting for Godot Books
$25.00

The Sandcastle

Murdoch, Iris

New York: Viking Press. 1957. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, 1957. Cloth hardcover in dust jacket, 342 pp., clean unmarked text, Very Good copy in a Good price-clipped dust jacket, owner's name-sticker on the front pastedown, a bit of discoloration to some pages, soil and discoloration to the dust jacket, wear to the dust jacket including creasing, chipping, and minor tearing. Dust jacket housed in archival dust jacket protector.

  • Published: 1957
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First edition
Sold by: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB
$25.00

Sandcastle

Paperback. New. Paperback. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN.

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$24.27