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    V. S. Naipaul. Five Signed First Editions, including: In a Free State. [and:] A Way in the World. Advance reading copy, US edition. [and:] Half a Life. Two copies: British and US editions. [and:] Two Worlds. Limited edition. All fine, all signed by Naipaul.

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    This lot contains: In a Free State. [London]: Andre Deutsch, [1971]. First edition. Signed by Naipaul on the title page. Octavo. 256 pages. Fine in dust jacket. Winner of the 1971 Booker Prize. [and:] A Way in the World, A Sequence. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. Advance reading copy of the first American edition, slipcased wraps. Signed by Naipaul on first free endpaper. Small octavo. 386 pages. Publisher's white embossed wraps, in white embossed slipcase. Fine. [and:] Half a Life. [London]: Picador, [2001]. First edition. Signed by Naipaul on the title page. Octavo. 227 pages. Publisher's gilt-stamped black cloth. Green endpapers. Fine in dust jacket. [and:] Half a Life. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. First American edition. Signed by Naipaul on the title page. Octavo. 211 pages. Publisher's gilt-stamped red cloth over black paper boards. Fine in dust jacket. [and:] Two Worlds - Nobel Lecture December 7, 2001. [London]: Rees & O'Neill, 2001. Special edition limited to 58 copies, of which this is number 23, signed by Naipaul on the limitation page. Octavo. 30 pages. Publisher's gilt-stamped black cloth. No dust jacket, as issued. Fine.

    Sir V. S. Naipaul was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2001.

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