DURAN DURAN: The First Four Years of the Fab Five
New York & London: Proteus, 1984. First edition. 4to. Pictorial boards in matching dustjacket. Near fine in like DJ. Jacket has trace rubbing. Very faint price sticker shadow to front panel. Else bright and sharp. Book has a couple of small corner bumps. Else clean and sound. Together, a very attractive example of a genuinely uncommon title, especially so in this edition which was produced primarily for the institutional market, a fact the condition of most copies offered (unlike this one) reflect. 086276260x (Item ID: 11491)
Scarce hardcover issue of Neil Gaimon's first book, a biography of the then-wildly-popular British band. It went through only one rather small print run before the publisher went out of business and has never been republished. Indeed, for many years, Gaimon referred to the book - which he undertook only for the money - as his "dark secret." Gaimon is the author of The Sandman series of graphic novels, Coraline, The Graveyard Book, among numerous other works in an impressive variety of genres. He is the winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Newbery awards. The future "A1" entry in this bestselling and important author's bibliography.