Close Quarters, William Golding. Published by Farrar Straus & Giroux, New York, 1987. First American Edition, First printing. 8vo up to 9½” tall., 261 pp. Quarter black cloth over blue paper covered boards; gilt spine titles, blind embossed lettering front board. Volume is in fine condition without marks, tears or folds, pages remain bright and binding is tight and square. Unclipped dustjacket has light shelf wear, light tanning to flaps and otherwise fine without chips or tears.
William Golding (1911-1993) won the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature for his now iconic book, Lord of the Flies. “Close Quarters… is the sequel to Rites of Passage, winner of the Booker Prize in 1980 and recounts the further adventures of the eighteenth-century fighting ship, converted at the close of the Napoleonic War to carry passengers and cargo from England to Australia.” 3694 $30