Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie 1981 - Alfred A. Knopf, New York - First Edition, with both first and second edition dust jackets. Rushdie’s scarce second book and winner of the Booker Prize. The main character ‘Saleem Sinai is born on 15 August 1947, one of 1001 children magically endowed, whoe birth coincides with India’s severance from Britain’.

‘A master of comic invention, his characters, full of snot, ego and physical abnormality, leave you with a sense of having sneezed violently and laughed too long and too loudly.’ - Callil and Colm,
The Modern Library.

Copyright page states: ‘First American Edition’, however this is the true first edition, preceding the first British edition by just a few weeks.
  Although signed copies are not difficult to find, genuinely near fine to fine copies, signed or unsigned, are scarce.

pp. 446 [2]. In publisher’s burgundy cloth-backed grey paper boards, lettered in silver.
  Cloth-backed boards, lettered in silver, jacket. First Edition. Author's scarce second book and winner of the Booker Prize. Copyright page states: "First American Edition," however this is the true first edition, preceeding the first British edition by just a few weeks. Sunning to spine, small tear to spine head; else fine in near fine jacket.   Condition: Fine, in near fine dust jacket, with extremely faint fading, much better than usually found (a fine copy of the second edition jacket is also included which may have protected the earlier jacket), short 1cm closed tear to upper edge of rear panel.   Ref: 106433   Price: HK$ 5,800