Bring up the Bodies

MANTEL, Hilary. Bring up the Bodies.

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MANTEL, Hilary. Bring up the Bodies. London: Fourth Estate, 2012.

8vo., publisher's cloth boards in red and black, with gilt device of a gold eagle to upper cover of Bring up the Bodies and a lion to Mirror and the Light; lettered and lined in gilt to spine; red and black endpapers respectively; ribbon marker; pp. [viii], ix-xiii, [vii], 3-411, [iii]; [x], ix-xiv, [vi], 3-883, [xi] essentially fine copies, slight bump to upper RH corner of Vol 2.
Clothbound Limited First Editions signed by the author.
The second and third volumes in Mantel's acclaimed historical epic, following Wolf Hall. These books are brilliantly well-researched recreations of Thomas Cromwell's role in political events of the period and his relationship with King Henry VIII, as Anne Boleyn fails to supply an heir and Jane Seymour is lined up as a replacement. Bring up the Bodies won Mantel the Booker Prize in the year of publication, while Mirror and the Light won the 2021 Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction.