Espedair Street – with – Canal Dreams - Iain Banks 1987 - MacMillan, London - First Editions ‘The great white hope of contemporary British literature’ – Fay Weldon

Two fine first editions of Iain Banks’ early novels, both with musical overtones – Espedair Street the story of one-time rock star Daniel Weir who after being abandoned by his friends, contemplates his past and looks toward his future, presented together with Canal Dreams, the tale of world famous cellist Hisako Onoda who, refusing to fly, travels to Europe as a passenger on a tanker bound through the Panama Canal, only to find herself giving an impromptu recital in the shadow of a loaded Kalashnikov...
  Iain M Banks was born in Scotland in 1954. He first came to widespread and controversial public attention with his debut novel, The Wasp Factory, first published in 1984. Considered one of most innovative writers of his generation, Banks wrote mainstream fiction under the name Iain Banks and science-fiction as Iain M Banks. He died in 2013.

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Octavo, two volumes, pp. [6] 249 [1]; [8] 198 [2].

Espedair Street
in publisher’s blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, in colourful pictorial dust jacket, priced ‘£10.95 net’ to lower front flap.
Canal Dreams in publisher’s black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, in dust jacket priced ‘£12.95 net’ to lower front flap.
  Condition: Both volumes near fine, some faint spotting to top edges, in fine dust jackets.   Ref: 107863   Price: HK$ 1,800