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Knots & Crosses

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Knots & Crosses

by Rankin, Ian

  • Used
  • fair
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
Fair/Fair
ISBN 10
0385243073
ISBN 13
9780385243070
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New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1987. BU2 - An ex-library first US edition hardcover book SIGNED by author in fair condition in fair dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has patch peeled on the front flap with chipping and tears, label stain and scuffing on the spine, wrinkling, chipping, crease and few tears on the edges, sides and corners, scattered stains and scratches, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book has library markings (labels, stamping, cardholder, etc.), cocked, lightly loose hinge, bumped corners and cover edgewear, tape residue and stains on the cover with some label stains, tape stains on the free endpapers, a few writing on pages 154-155, water soiled patches on the bottom of the inside pages, some scattered stains, wrinkling and crease, light discoloration and shelf wear. Ian Rankin creates a vivid picture of Edinburgh's seedy side in a novel that captures the grittiness and soul of the old town. 8.5"x5.75", 182 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed by Author. First US Edition. Hard Cover. Fair/Fair. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

Synopsis

Knots and Crosses is a 1987 crime novel by Ian Rankin. It is the first of the Inspector Rebus novels. It was written while Rankin was a postgraduate student at the University of Edinburgh. In the introduction to this novel, Rankin states that Rebus lives directly opposite the window in Marchmont that he looked out of while writing the book.

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Seller's Inventory #
EC42637BB
Title
Knots & Crosses
Author
Rankin, Ian
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fair
Jacket condition
Fair
Edition
First US Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0385243073
ISBN 13
9780385243070
Publisher
Doubleday & Company, Inc.
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1987
Keywords
INSPECTOR REBUS FICTITIOUS CHARACTER FICTION MYSTERY DETECTIVE HARD-BOILED POLICE PROCEDURALS
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction: Mystery / Authors P-Z; Fiction: Mystery / Hard-Boiled & Noir;
Size
8vo

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Fair
is a worn book that has complete text pages (including those with maps or plates) but may lack endpapers, half-title, etc.... [More]
hinge
The portion of the book closest to the spine that allows the book to be opened and closed.
shelf wear
Shelf wear (shelfwear) describes damage caused over time to a book by placing and removing a book from a shelf. This damage is... [More]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]
cocked
Refers to a state where the spine of a book is lightly "twisted" in such a way that the front and rear boards of a book do not... [More]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a... [More]
chipping
A defect in which small pieces are missing from the edges; fraying or small pieces of paper missing the edge of a paperback, or... [More]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [More]
soiled
Generally refers to minor discoloration or staining.

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