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All books are first printings of first editions or first American editions unless otherwise noted.

Edinburgh, Polygon, (1986). His first book, a dark novel that is set in Fife, the region of Scotland where the author was born and grew up. Signed by the author on the title page, with a sketch of a gallows and hanged man. This is the hardcover issue, of which there were reportedly only 300 copies printed; after being turned down for publication by several publishers the novel was published by Polygon, a student-run press at Edinburgh University. Fine in a fine dust jacket. A beautiful copy of a scarce first book. [#028015] $1,500

London, Century, (1992). The very scarce third novel in the author's acclaimed Inspector Rebus series. This book was issued simultaneously in softcover and hardcover, this being the hardcover issue -- presumably done in smaller numbers than the softcover, although both are now scarce. Several years after this title was published, when the Rebus series became a huge critical and commercial success, it was reissued as Tooth and Nail. This copy is signed by the author on the title page. Faint discoloration and small bump to upper rear corner, mild age toning to pages; still a very near fine copy in a fine dust jacket. [#026862] $750

(London), Orion, (1999). Collects Knots & Crosses, Hide & Seek and Tooth & Nail (Wolfman). With a new introduction by Rankin. By this time, the Rebus novels were automatic bestsellers, but the early books were out of print and scarce; Orion began a series of reissues with this volume. Signed by the author. Small bump to lower rear board edge; else fine in a fine dust jacket. [#028044] $150

London, Orion, 2007. 12-month wall calendar used as a promotional tie-in to Rebus's Scotland: A Personal Journey, which was published by Orion in 2005 and, like this calendar, featured photos of Edinburgh by Tricia Malley and Ross Gillespie, with text by Rankin from the Rebus books. 10" x 11". Small ripple to title page and January, else fine. [#029346] $100

(Edinburgh), Canongate, (2000). Rankin provides the introduction to this collection of crime fiction by five other writers: Anthony Bourdain, Jon A. Jackson, James Sallis, Andrew Vachss and Douglas E. Winter. Signed by Rankin. Three of the stories are original publications; the other two had appeared elsewhere previously. Only issued in wrappers; fine. [#029711] $70

(Glasgow), BBC Scotland, (2004). A contest book, printing partial stories by eight authors, issued in an edition of 20,000 copies and hidden about the United Kingdom, where those who found them could finish one of the stories for a chance to become part of a televised writing contest. 17,000 entries were received, which were narrowed to a shortlist of a half dozen stories per author, with the author choosing the best ending to his or her story. The eight authors included are Rankin, Joanne Harris, Alexei Sayle, Sue Townsend, Fay Weldon, Shaun Hutson, Marian Keyes and Ed McBain. Fine in wrappers. [#029712] $45

NY, St. Martin's Minotaur, (1999). The first American edition. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#027830] $45

NY/Boston, Little Brown, (2004). The advance reading copy of the first American edition of this 1993 novel. Fine in wrappers. [#027839] $20

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