Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 1989. Hard Cover. Very Good binding / Very Good dust jacket. Item #5938
Octavo. , 498,  pp. First English language edition, signed and inscribed by Mahfouz on the half title. As issued, backed in cloth over boards with dust jacket. Faint staining to the fore-edge and a bit on the top edge of the textblock; boards are very lightly soiled; two faint ink numbers on the rear free endpaper; dust jacket with some indifferent shelfwear, now protected in a mylar cover. The first book in the Cairo Trilogy, the centerpiece of Mahfouz's career as a Nobel Prize-winning novelist. Uncommon to find signed copies.