The Signed Limited Set, in publisher's shrink wrap.
MANTEL, Hilary. [WOLF HALL TRILOGY] Wolf Hall, Bring Up The Bodies, & The Mirror and the Light. London: Fourth Estate, 2009-2020.
8vos, Volumes one and three black cloth-backed red cloth boards (Volume two reversed), gilt devices to upper boards and lined/lettered in gilt to spine; as new copies, unopened in the original shrink wrap.
First impressions of this limited set, each signed by the author.
A fictional account of Thomas Cromwell's rise to power through the court of Henry VIII. Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies both won the Booker Prize, and the final instalment, The Mirror and the Light published earlier this year (2020), made it into the Booker Long-list. The trilogy begins with Cromwell's youth, and progresses though his political career and personal life, with a rich array of characters at the sidelines and a fascinating insight into the goings on of Tudor England.
Mantel was widely recognised as being one of the most popular modern authors of Historical Fiction, and was the first woman to receive the Booker Prize twice. She passed away in 2022.
A charming set of Mantel's acclaimed trilogy.