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Carey, Peter. THE CHEMISTRY OF TEARS: THE DELUXE SLIPCASED EDITION. London, England: London Review Bookshop/Faber & Faber, 2012. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 275 pages. As New.

The author's twelfth novel. The first appearance of the title as a Limited Edition. Deluxe Slipcased And Leatherbound Edition of 30 Roman Numeral numbered and signed copies. Published simultaneously and should not be confused with either the Limited Edition of 45 copies or the regular trade edition. An austerely elegant production by Andrew Stillwell and Patrick Roe: Regular-sized volume format. Gray 31 Harmatan fine leather boards with gilt titles embossed on the spine, as issued. The velvety softness and smoothness of the leather must be felt and caressed. Text by Peter Carey. Blue topstain. Matching blue cloth slipcase. Printed on pristine-white archival stock paper in the United Kingdom to the very highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents, in its most collectible format, vintage Peter Carey: A historical novel on love. "An automaton, a man, and a woman who can never meet, two stories of love, all are brought to incandescent life in this hauntingly moving novel from one of the finest writers of our time. And it is the automaton, in its beautiful, uncanny imitation of life, that will link two strangers confronted with the mysteries of creation, the miracle and catastrophe of human invention, and the body's astonishing chemistry of love and feeling" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" edition for Peter Carey collectors. This copy is one of the Deluxe Slipcased And Leatherbound Edition, indicated as such on the Front Limitation Page as Roman Numeral Number XI, and very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen by Peter Carey. This title will become a contemporary classic. This is one of very few copies of the British Deluxe Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Regarded by Harold Bloom as one of the canonical writers of the 20th century. Winner of the Booker Prize in 1988 for "Oscar & Lucinda" and in 2001 for "True History of the Kelly Gang". Carey is only the second novelist to win the prestigious British prize twice, a feat first achieved by J. M. Coetzee and now matched by him. One of the greatest living writers. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER PETER CAREY TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 057127997X. $800.00

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