BANVILLE, John. The Sea. London: Picador, 2005.
8vo., original dark blue boards gilt to spine; pictorial dust wrapper, grey endpapers; pp. [viii], 3-263, [iii], aside from the usual light toning to the text block, a fine copy.
First edition boldly signed by the author to the title page. The Sea won the Booker Prize in 2005. A luminous novel about love, loss, and the unpredictable power of memory, Banville's writing in this seminal novel has been compared to that of Beckett, Proust, and James.