New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. First Edition. 446pp. Hardcover: NEAR FINE. Dust Wrapper: VERY GOOD. Mark on edge of front board, name or original owner written on front flyleaf, else fine. Price-clipped wrapper has sunbathed spine, and very small folds at top and bottom. SIGNED by the author. Rushdie's wonderful magical realist novel set in modern India; winner of the Man Book Prize in 1981, awarded the "Booker of Booker's" Prize in 1993, and in 2008 voted the "Best of the Booker's" for most outstanding novel published in the last 40 years. The first printing comprised 2,500 copies.