POOR THINGS: Episodes from the Early Life of Archibald McCandless M.D. Scottish Public Health Officer.
Edition: First US printing.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Anthony Burgess described Gray as the first major Scottish novelist since Sir Walter Scott, and the Observer called him a 'true original.a 20th century William Blake, who designs and illustrates his own strange fictions.' A plot summary - set in 1880's Glasgow, this is an account of the love lives of two Scottish doctors and a 25-year old woman who was created by one of them from human remains - only gives a hint of the fantastic events described within. Winner of the 1992 Whitbread Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize. Illustrated by the author. 317 pp plus a final drawing. ISBN: 0-151730768.
Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder mark, one closed tear to front panel of dj.)