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 black boards, lettered gilt to spine, pictorial endpapers, in dustwrapper; pp. xiii, [vii], 3-411, [iii]; a fine copy in an equally fine and unclipped dust jacket (£20), just a hint of a crease to the foot of spine; 'Signed by the author' sticker to the upper panel.
First edition, boldly signed by the author to the title page.
The second volume in Mantel's acclaimed historical epic, following Wolf Hall (Fourth Estate, 2009). This brilliantly well-researched recreation 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, won Mantel the Booker Prize in the year of publication.