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McGrotty and Ludmilla signed by Alasdair Gray 1st / 1st 1990


First edition and first print published by Dog & Bone in 1990. This copy is in near fine condition. It was issued only in softwraps. The covers have very minor rubbing to the corners. The spine is free from creasing and it looks unread. The author has signed to the half title page. Overall a near fine copy. 


Originally written as a radio play, then revised for the stage, Alasdair Gray turns McGrotty and Ludmilla into a novel. The plot, as he freely acknowledges, is taken from the Arabian Nights. Specifically, it is the Aladdin story, transposed to modern Whitehall.