Lanark signed by Alasdair Gray 1st / 1st 1981
First edition and first print published by Canongate in 1981. This is a very good ++ copy. The wrapper has some handling wear along the top edge and the occasional light mark. It is complete and hasn't been clipped showing the correct price of £7.95. The books pages have started to brown along the edges but no foxing or previous owners ink. Overall a very good ++ copy and it has been signed without dedication by the author to the front free end paper.
Gray began writing the novel as a student in 1954. Book one was written by 1963, but he was unsuccessful in getting it published. The whole work was finished in 1976, and published in 1981 by the small Scottish publisher Canongate Press. Written over a period of almost thirty years, it combines realist and dystopian surrealist depictions of his home city of Glasgow.