Whit, Or Isis Amongst the Unsaved


Author: Iain Banks
Title: Whit, Or Isis Amongst the Unsaved
Publisher: Little, Brown
Year of publication: 1995
Place of publication: New York
Place of purchase: Daryaganj, Delhi
Purchase cost: Rupees 100
Ownership: Secondhand
General comments:
Appears to be author’s autograph.
Transcription of inscription:
Iain Banks
Submitted by: Uttaran Das Gupta

The Once and Future King

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Author: T. H. White
Title: The Once and Future King
Publisher: Ace Books
Year of publication: 1987
Place of publication: New York
Place of purchase: New Delhi
Ownership: Thirdhand or above
General comments: Paperback, 639 p., purchased at the secondhand book market in Daryaganj, New Delhi in April, 2015. Possibly used as a textbook by a previous owner. Names of two owners written on the inside cover; ‘Allison’ is repeated in stylised letters on 209 p., and ‘McNAMARA’ is written with marker on the fore edge. Certain portions of text are highlighted with a blue ballpoint pen and annotated with single words.
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[Inside front cover]
Allison Fearn

[Title page]
= against time

[Title page of first book]
Merlyn – more mental strength
“Education is experience & the essence of experience is self reliance.”
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. meets Mr. P. – example of an absolute
. ruler – dictator
. rule by Fear

– Joust w/ Grummore & Pell.
. Wart had viewed knights as noble, chivalric
. Fighting is not a game

[Pg. 112]
Wart is learning to understand his surroundings & to survive
Submitted by: Shalmi Barman

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