1985 - The Burning Shore

William Heinemann published the first British edition, and Doubleday published the first American edition.

William Heinemann reprinted THE LEOPARD HUNTS IN DARKNESS a few times: in 1985 (twice in the same year as the first printing), and 1993 for a Uniform Edition, even though Uniform Edition is not stated on the copyright page.

I own an exceedingly rare Uncorrected Proof copy

The plain-white-wrappered book is shorter than the DJ because it is just the textblock bound in wrappers instead of boards.

I own 2 copies of the first printing of the British first edition. Wilbur signed both of my copies.

I own the copy that Wilbur gave to his wife, Danielle, to whom he dedicated this novel. This is one-of-a-kind!

The signature in one of my copies. The only other signed copy I have ever seen where Wilbur included a date in the year of publication is above.

I have owned and sold a few signed copies of THE BURNING SHORE. Both copies below are first printings.

Doubleday published its first edition in 1985

I own an exceedingly rare Uncorrected Proof copy

The rear cover of the Uncorrected Proof

I own 2 copies of the American first edition

The inscription in my signed copy

Signed copies are very rare; I have only ever seen 2 signed copies before