Lord of the Flies by William Golding
First Edition, Third Impression
Published by Faber & Faber Limited, London in 1955
Custom Full Leather Binding by Sims Bindery, Mamhilad, South Wales
Binding Details: Fine contemporary binding by the Sims Bindery of full red morocco leather with raised bands to the spine with gilt lines, titles, and central motif to the panel. Gilt panels to the boards with the spine motif repeated on the corner. Twin gilt lines to inner dentelles, hand marbled endpapers, and hand-sewn silk endbands. The top page edges are gold gilted. Laid into the book is a signed card from Andrew Sims stating that the book was bound by the Sims Bindery.
Book Details:This is a stated First Edition, Third Impression of Nobel Prize winning author William Golding’s most famous work. Included in virtually every top 100 list of the best books of the twentieth century, it was adopted into film in both 1963 and 1990.
The book measures 7.5” x 5”, 248 pages.
Condition Report:The binding is in FINE condition. Internally, the book is very clean with no signs of previous ownership. Overall, this is a beautiful binding that houses an increasingly scarce modern first.
Photographs of the binding, endpapers, binder’s card, and some examples of the contents from the book appear in the photo section of the listing.