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The Spire

By Golding, William




Dean Jocelin is a man driven.  He has a vision that causes him to construct an immense spire above his cathedral, and refuses to stop, despite the warnings of the masons and the complaints of all around him.

The Spire is about the human condition, the nature of religion, and  relationships. Explore the mind of Dean Jocelin, which is is stable as his spire.


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The Spire.

Golding, William

London: Faber & Faber, 1964. First British edition. Octavo, original cloth.Signed by William Golding on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with just a touch of rubbing. A very bright copy. "A most remarkable book, as unforeseeable as one foresaw, an entire original... remote from the mainstream, potent, severe, even forbidding" (Frank Kermode, New York Review of Books).

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$950.00

The Spire

Golding, William

Lythway P. Used - Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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$891.21

The Spire

Golding, William

Lythway P. Used - Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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$891.21

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The Spire

GOLDING, William

London: Faber and Faber, 1964. Fine. Uncorrected proof. Printed wrappers. Fine.

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$350.00

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The Spire

Golding, William

London: Faber and Faber, 1964. First edition. 223 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Purple buckram. Very Fine, in Very Fine dust jacket. First edition. 223 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Burgess 99, p. 89

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$250.00

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The Spire

GOLDING, William

London: Faber and Faber, 1964. Fine/Fine. First edition. Fine in a trifle soiled, fine dustwrapper. A Burgess 99 title.

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$250.00

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The Spire.

Golding, William.

London, : Faber and Faber, . Near Fine condition with only minor signs of external wear. Rare in this condition.. London, Faber and Faber, 1964. Octavo. 223 pages. Original Hardcover with illustrated dustjacket in protective Mylar. Near Fine condition with only minor signs of external wear. Rare in this condition. The Spire is a 1964 novel by the English author William Golding. "A dark and powerful portrait of one man's will", it deals with the construction of the 404-foot high spire loosely based on Salisbury Cathedral; the vision of the fictional Dean Jocelin. In this novel, William Golding utilises stream of consciousness writing with an omniscient but increasingly fallible narrator. (Wikipedia)

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$241.56

The Spire

Golding, William

Harcourt, Brace and World First edition, 1964. Signed and inscribed by Golding on front free end-paper. Book very good, with slight wear at spine ends and corners, slight fading. DJ very good, with small tear (1/4 " long) near top of back, slight rubbing at spine ends and corners, spine slightly discolored, slight creasing mark along top of back flap, slight discoloration along edges of back, inside DJ, and top and bottom and bending edges of flaps, very tiny stain on front, small tear near bottom of front.. Signed by Author(s). F. Hardcover.

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$200.00

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THE SPIRE

Golding, William

London: Faber & Faber, 1964. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/About Fine. Small Octavo. 223 pp. Bound in purple cloth, spine lettering gilt. A fine copy in unclipped, near fine dust jacket.

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$195.00

The Spire

Golding, William

Faber and Faber Limited first edition, f/f. F. Hardcover.

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$160.00

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The Spire

GOLDING, William

London: Faber and Faber, 1964. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition. Slightly cocked with some edgewear else about near fine in a very good price-clipped dustwrapper with toning and creasing. A Burgess 99 title.

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$150.00

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THE SPIRE.

Golding, William .

London: Faber & Faber, 1964 First edition. Sm. 8vo., pp. 224. Publisher's purple buckram. A fine fresh copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. Very Nice indeed. Burgess 99 Novel, p. 89. William Golding won the 1979 James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the 1980 Booker the 1983 Nobel Prize for Literature.. 1st Edition.

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$145.00

The Spire.

GOLDING, William.

London: Faber & Faber, (1964).. First edition.. 223 pp. Fine in near fine, price-clipped dust jacket. A Burgess 99 title.

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$125.00

The Spire.

GOLDING, William.

London:: Faber and Faber,, n.d. [but 1964]. First edition; uncorrected proof copy.. publisher's printed wrappers.. Staple nearly removed from front wrapper; else a very good copy with a few minor wrinkles and some slight browning.. 12mo,.

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$125.00

The Spire.

GOLDING, WILLIAM.

London, Faber And Faber, (MCMLXIV, 1964).. First Edition; 8vo; pp. 223; original cloth, slightly chipped dustjacket, a very good copy.

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The Spire

William Golding

London - Faber and Faber, 1964 Book. NEAR. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition of William Golding's sixth novel, The Spire. Utilising a stream of conciousness style, the book deals with the construction of a spire and its creator Dean Jocelin. As well as its style of writing, the novel is notable for its increasingly fallible narrator. Condition: In cloth binding withoriginal unclippeddustwrapper. Externally very smart, with only very light sheflwear. The dustwrapper has some very light markings and some rubbing. There is a small closed tear which has been repaired to front wrap. Internally, the book is firmly bound and the pages are bright and clean throughout. Overall: NEARFINE with aVERY GOOD INDEEDdustwrapper..

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$113.05

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The Spire.

GOLDING, William [Sir], (1911-1993).

London: Faber and Faber, 1964.. [Modern Literature]. FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.223 [1]. In publisher's purple cloth with gilt titles to spine. John Piper designed pictorial dust-jacket priced at 18s. Slight reading lean; jacket lightly browned with some rubbing to edges. Very good.

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$105.98

THE SPIRE

Golding, William

London: Faber and Faber, [1964].. Octavo, cloth. First edition. A novel about the construction of the 400-foot medieval stone spire (the world's tallest) of Salisbury Cathedral, a thirteenth-century masterpiece of early English architecture. A Burgess 99 novel. Gekoski and Grogan A8a. Slight spine lean, touch of foxing to top edge of text block, a nearly fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with some faint foxing to front panel. (#65702)

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$100.00

The Spire [Hardcover]

Golding, William

This is the hardcover stated Harcourt First American Edition from 1964. Other than a hint of wear to the DJ, the book is in excellent condition. There are no rips, tears, markings, etc. and the pages and binding are tight. This wonderful, impossible-to-find item is available for purchase now! **Note: All books listed as FIRST EDITIONS are stated by the publisher in words or number lines--or--only stated editions that include only the publisher and publication date. NAME YOUR PRICE!!! Due to the vagaries of market fluctuations, an item's listed price should be considered a guideline. Serious buyers are welcome to make a on each and every item listed, with the assurance that ALL reasonable offers will be accepted!!Very Good

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$100.00

The Spire

William Golding

Faber and Faber, 1964 ex, lib with some marks although very good overall, usual markings, slight compression of a couple of page, not text affected, Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng. 1st Edition.... Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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$100.00

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The Spire - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

Golding, William

New York: Harcourt Brace & World. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1964. 1st US Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A handsome first US edition/first printing in Near Fine condition in Near Fine dust-jacket; .

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$99.00

The Spire

Golding, William

London: Faber and Faber, 1964. Book. Collectible-Fine. Hardcover. First Edition First Printing. This is a fine copy of the first printing of the true first edition of this great novel by the Nobel Prize winning novelist. In burgundy cloth covered boards and fine dust-jacket. Ships immediately from Oregon..

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$95.00

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THE SPIRE

Golding, William

London: Faber & Faber. 1964. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Owner inscription. Three small inked in words to rear panel.; Original dust jacket. .

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$94.95

THE SPIRE

Golding, William

London: Faber and Faber, 1964. 223 pages. Purple cloth, gilt titles on spine. Colour pictorial DJ. FINE/VG+.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good+.

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$86.25

The Spire

Golding, William

London: Faber and Faber. Hardcover. PON light soil. light wear. . Very Good. 1964. First Edition.

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$85.00

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The Spire

Golding, William

London: Faber and Faber, 1964 First edition, first printing. Original publisher's cloth. Fine in a fine crisp jacket.. 1st Edition.. Hardcover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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$80.00

The Spire

Golding, William

New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc, 1964. First American edition. 215 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Black cloth. Fine, in Fine unclipped dust jacket by Paul Bacon Studio. First American edition. 215 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Burgess, 99, p. 89

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$75.00

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The Spire

Golding, William

London: Faber and Faber, 1964. First Edition. Hardcover. 223pp. Maroon cloth lettered in gold on the spine. A hint of foxing to endpapers and edges else a fine copy in near fine dustjacket with mild foxing to flaps edges and rear panel. ; Octavo.

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$75.00

Spire

Golding, William

London: Faber and Faber, 1964. First Edition . Cloth Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. dust wrapper price-clipped

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$75.00

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The Spire

Golding, William (1911-1993)

New York, Harcourt, Brace & World, 1964. First Edition. Fine cloth copy in a near-fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong; 8vo 8"" - 9"" tall; 215 pages; Description: 215 p. 21 cm. Subjects: Cathedrals --Design and construction --Fiction. Middle Ages --Fiction. Form/Genre: Historical fiction.

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$75.00

The Spire

Golding, William

London: Faber & Faber, 1964. Near Fine copy of the First Edition of Golding's fifth novel . A Burgess 99 (IMHO, the best novel Golding wrote, save "Lord of the Flies."). Maroon cloth binding with gilt lettering, very bright and fresh. Clipped FFEP has a previous owner blindstamp. Unclipped DJ has a waterstain on the front panel and on the top of the rear panel. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. First UK Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Minus.

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$75.00

The Spire

William Golding

Harcourt, 1964-06-01. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Paperback. Used:Good.

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$71.12

THE SPIRE

GOLDING WILLIAM

London: Faber, 1964. First Edition. Uncorrected Proof. Publisher’s Original Green Wrappers. Printed on front cover: "Uncorrected proof copy. Not for sale. Nor for review or serializaton without the publisher's permission. Publication date not yet settled." A VG copy. Many textual changes to the later first edition on pages 34, 39, 60 and 183.

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$70.66

THE SPIRE.

GOLDING, William

GOLDING, William. THE SPIRE. New York:: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc.,, 1964. First American edition, advance review copy. . A fine copy in fine, price-clipped dust jacket; jacket is fresh and bright. Publisher's review slip laid into book. . Octavo, black cloth, 215 pages.

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$65.00

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The Spire

Golding, William

London: Faber and Faber, 1964. First Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. A very nice copy. Superb jacket just beginning to yellow and with tape removal mark along one edge of inside front flap. Otherwise a really tight and attractive copy.

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$63.59

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The Spire

Golding, William

New York: Harcourt, Brace & World. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1964. First American Edition. Hardcover. "The Spire is an immensely impressive evocation of a totally obsessed, or possessed, will, and of the very feel and texture of the building that the will created." Ships same or next business day. Bookplate of noted collector, Rolland Comstock, on paste-down endpaper. Spine is slightly skewed and loose, minor edge wear, tiny tears on spine head, three small tan dots on fore-edge, pages are lightly tanned but clean. Dust jacket protected in archival plastic cover. DJ has minor some edge and shelf wear, small tan spots on front cover, spine is tanned, 1/2-inch tear on head edge of back cover, 1/4-inch tear on spine head, tanned on edges and flaps. Tape on inside of jacket at stress points. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 215 pages .

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$60.00

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The Spire

Golding, William

Mariner Books. PAPERBACK. 0156847418 New Condition. . New.

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$59.99

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Spire

Golding, William

Faber & Faber. PAPERBACK. 0571225462 New Condition. . New.

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THE SPIRE

Golding, William

New York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1964. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine/Very Good. Type: Book The book is an impressive evocation of a totally obsessed will and of the very feel and texture of the building that the will created. Mylar covered price clipped jacket. Black covers with gilt lettering on spine. 215 pages. The book is in excellent readable condition. There are No Marks, No Underlining, and No Writing in the text.

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$56.47

The Spire

William Golding

Harcourt Brace & Co 1964 New York, 1964 Very good in a very good dust jacket 1st US Hardbound 8vo 215p Previous owner's name on front end paper, spine ends and corners mildly rubbed. DW corners and spine ends chipped, edge wear wit closed tears.. Hardcover.

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$55.00

The Spire

GOLDING, William

NY: Harcourt Brace & World, 1964. This is the first American edition of this title by the nobel-prize winning author. His sixth book. Beautiful copy . . . with dustwrapper art by Paul Bacon.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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The Spire

Golding, William

New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, 1964. First US Edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy in very good dustjacket with light scuffing and fading to spine panel and a short tear to the upper edge of the front panel. ; Octavo.

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$50.00

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THE SPIRE

William Golding

New York: Harcourt Brace & World. 1964. Hardcover. Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket. Dust jacket shows toning. Ink to upper left corner of rear panel. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Original dust jacket. .

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The Spire

GOLDING, William

London: Faber and Faber, [1964]. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (19cm.); original cloth in pictorial dust jacket; 223pp. Old tape residue to boards and jacket verso not affecting exterior; spine a touch cocked, else a Very Good, outwardly fine copy.

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The Spire

Golding, William

London: Faber and Faber, limited, 1964. 1st Edition . Soft cover. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Uncorrected proof of Golding's 1964 novel. No marks to pages, tight, even binding. The green paper cover has two small tears to top right - probably from removal of a staple. There is some tanning to edges and a little curl to the bottom right, but very good overall. Items are dispatched the same of the following working day. Please note our excellent customer feedback.

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$49.46

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The Spire

Golding, William

New York: Harcourt Brace & World. VG/VG. 1964. 1st Edition. Hardcover; 1st Printing. 1st edition/1st printing. From DJ: The evocation of a totally obsessed, or possessed, will, and of the very feel and texture of the building that the will created. Very good book (some rubbing to binding edges, spine ends & corners, previous owner' s name, small faint spot upper page edges) in a very good DJ which is price intact and clean but has some small edge chips & tears, a slightly darkened spine, and a small, faint spot lower back panel. .

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$48.00

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THE SPIRE

Golding, William

New York: Harcourt, Brace & World. 1964. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Minimal wear to jacket, including some sunning at spine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Original dust jacket. .

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$46.95

THE SPIRE

Golding, William

New York: Harcourt Brace. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1964. First Edition. Hardcover. A lovely clean, tight copy with a similar dust wrapper ; 8vo; 215. pages; * .

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$46.20

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THE SPIRE.

GOLDING, William.

New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, Inc., [1964].. First American Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in Dust Jacket. First American edition. Octavo, original black cloth, gilt titles to spine. 223 pp. Bookplate on inner front cover (University of Nevada Library gift label), a fine copy in dust jacket, price corner intact. From the University of Nevada British and American Literature collection, now deaccessioned.

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$45.00

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THE SPIRE.

GOLDING, William.

London: Faber and Faber. , [1964].. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine in Dust Jacket. First edition. Octavo, original brownish-purple cloth, gilt titles to spine. 223 pp. A fine copy in a fine, bright, crisp dust jacket, price corner clipped.

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