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Knots & Crosses by  Ian Rankin - Signed First Edition - 1987 - from Chapter 1 Books and Biblio.co.nz

Knots & Crosses

by Rankin, Ian

Condition: Near Fine/Very Good


The Bodley Head, London, 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Signed. 169 pages (complete). A VERY RARE - and pleasing - copy of this first edition of the first Rebus novel from Ian Rankin. Tipped-in signature on the half-title page. Newer end-papers? The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dustjacket itself is healthy, smart with just the lightest of scuffing. The red boards are fresh and steady and hale. The contents are most agreeable. The pages are clean, clear, tight, fresh, unblemished, pleasurable. fk

Knots and Crosses is a 1987 crime novel by Ian Rankin. It is the first of the Inspector Rebus novels. It was written while Rankin was a postgraduate student at the University of Edinburgh. In the introduction to this novel, Rankin states that Rebus lives directly opposite the window in Marchmont that he looked out of while writing the book.


  • Bookseller: Chapter 1 Books ZA (ZA)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 22rq
  • Title: Knots & Crosses
  • Author: Rankin, Ian
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Jacket condition: Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0370310578
  • ISBN 13: 9780370310572
  • Publisher: The Bodley Head, London
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1987


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