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Appointment In Samarra

By O'Hara, John

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Appointment in Samarra, published in 1934, is the first novel by John O'Hara. It concerns the self-destruction of Julian English, once a member of the social elite of Gibbsville (O'Hara's fictionalized version of Pottsville, Pennsylvania).

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Appointment in Samarra

John O'Hara

Signet by the New American Library, 1963. Paperback. Good.

  • Published: 1963
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O'Hara, John

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Signet, 1957. mass market. Acceptable.

  • Published: 1957
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O'Hara, John

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1988. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Cloth. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 301 pp. The covers are very slightly bowed. The binding is tight and square, and the text is clean. The jacket is chipped along the upper edge. A facsimile re-issue of the First Edition of 1934.

  • Published: 1988
  • Condition: Good
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Appointment in Samarra (Signet D1895)

O'Hara, John

New American Library. PAPERBACK. January 1961. Seventh Printing. New American Library., 192 pages. (Paperback) Good Condition. edge/cover wear, pages age-toned, Text is Clean and Unmarked! Binding is Tight! Next day Shipping with tracking! Appointment in Samarra (Signet D1895) by John O'Hara Biblio . Good. 1961. 1961 Seventh Printing Edition.

  • Published: 1961
  • Condition: Good
  • Edition: 1961 Seventh Printing Edition
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O'Hara, John

Vintage, 1982-07-12. Mass Market Paperback. cover wear w/spine creases.

  • Published: 1982-07-12
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APPOINTMENT IN SAMARRA

John O'Hara

New York: Signet, 1957. Mass Market Paperback. Fair. APPOINTMENT IN SAMARRA by John O'Hara. Signet, 1957. Binding: Mass Market Paperback Dust Jacket: No jacket. NOTES: 5th printing. Has external wear, contents are clean; a fair reading copy. Signet # S1437

  • Published: 1957
  • Condition: Fair
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O'Hara, John

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1934]. First edition. 8vo. 301 pp. Black cloth. A fine copy in near fine first state dust jacket designed by Maurer (professional restoration to spine ends and top of back panel), in custom half-morocco clamshell box. Bruccoli A2.1.a . O'Hara's wildly successful first novel, rare enough in an acceptable dust jacket, here with a fine inscription on the flyleaf: "To Lorraine MacLean/ in Bullock's Wilshire/window/ John O'Hara, Sept. 2/1934."

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New York:: Harcourt ,Brace,, (1934).. First edition, O'Hara's first novel, preceded by a shipboard newsletter. Inscribed by O'Hara "To Frankie -- Whose dear little grandchildren won't understand what A. in S. is all about. (Maybe their grandmother can tell them.) John O'Hara. Sept. 21, 1934". Varnished black cloth, wear at head and tail of spine, gilt dulled, paper clip mark on front endpaper and flyleaf, otherwise a very good copy in lightly worn dust jacket. Acknowledgements slip tipped in before dedication page. Bruccoli A2.1.a. Preserved in a cloth case with leather label.

  • Published: (1934).
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New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co, 1934. First Edition. O'Hara's debut novel, and by far his most enduring work, selected by the Modern Library as one of the best 100 American novels of the 20th century. In a very pretty example of the classic Alfred Maurer dustwrapper. APG 002d. Octavo (20.5cm); black cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine; yellow topstain; dustjacket; 301pp. A tight, Near Fine copy, with just a hint of dusting to text block edges; top-stain just a little dull. Publisher's slip inserted between copyright page and dedication. In First Issue dustjacket (per Ahearn APG), with ads for "Recent Fiction" on rear panel; jacket unclipped, Near Fine but for some light rubbing and a small (ca 1/16") spot of restoration at center of front panel, repairing a puncture. A bright copy.

  • Published: 1934
  • Edition: First Edition
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O'HARA, John

1934. FIRST EDITION. O'HARA, John. Appointment in Samarra. New York: Harcourt, Brace, (1934). Octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. $5500. First edition of O'Hara's first novel. John O'Hara's acclaimed first novel was "an instant success when it was published in 1934… tightly constructed and fast-paced, it detailed the three-day slide to self-destruction of a young man named Julian English… A meticulous craftsman," O'Hara was hailed as "'one of the most underrated authors in America'" by Bennett Cerf, who said that "O'Hara belongs right up there with William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway" (New York Times). With publisher's errata slip tipped in after title page, as called for. Bruccoli Clark I:285. Owner inscription. Book fine; some chipping, soiling to scarce, very good dust jacket.

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Appointment in Samarra (First Edition)

O'Hara, John

New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1934. First Edition. First Edition. Book is first issue, with publisher's note about Maugham's "Sheppey" tipped in between the copyright page and the dedication page. The author's landmark first book, a realistic, detailed account of the three-day disintegration of Julian English in the invented city of Gibbsville, PA. Near Fine, with a spot to the front board, in a lightly soiled, but otherwise bright Near Fine dust jacket with professional restoration to the flaps folds and spine ends.

  • Published: 1934
  • Edition: First Edition
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O'HARA, John

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, , 1934. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn ins, burgundy endpapers, gilt edges. An excellent copy in fine binding. First edition, first printing in lovely fine binding.

  • Published: 1934
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O’HARA, JOHN

New York: Harcourt, 1934. First Edition of the Author’s First Novel. Laid in is a terrific Autograph Postcard Signed from John O’Hara dated September 2, 1934 sent from San Francisco and depicting the handsome St. Francis Hotel. Comically addressed to a woman, “Chevalier Charlot Rosenberg” sent to her at a bar named “Tony’s, 59 West 52, New York, NY.” Here I come in a V-8 Phaeton. Lover to Whiskers and the rest of the Reading Club. John O’Hara. In the middle of the card O’Hara has drawn a sketch of himself speeding along in a 1930s phaeton automobile being chased by a motorcycle cop. The postcard was written at the time of Appointment In Samarra’s huge publication success. Very good copy in a later issue dust jacket with some minor dampstaining and a bit of edge wear.

  • Published: 1934
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APPOINTMENT IN SAMARRA

O'Hara, John

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1934. Softcover. DJ darkened and with several closed tears and light chipping and nicely tape repaired on the back side. Spine a bit slanted ; Stated first edition (later printing with this DJ). Including original note bound in about the quotation of the title page; 8vo; 301 pages .

  • Published: 1934
  • Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket
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Appointment in Samarra [First State]

O'HARA, John (1905-1970)

New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1934. First Edition, as stated. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. First Edition, so stated, with the publisher's errata slip tipped tipped in between the copyright and dedication pages, denoting the first state. 8vo: [6],302pp. Publisher's black cloth, spine lettered in gold, top edge stained yellow; second-state pictorial dust jacket (with reviews on back panel), correctly priced $2.50. Fine, square and tight (positively unread), pages immaculate; in a Very Good, completely unrestored jacket, marred chiefly by a v-shaped, one-inch loss to head of the spine, affecting the letters 'ntment' and 'rra;' otherwise clean and vibrant. The author's seminal first novel, easily his most desirable and scarcest work. Bruccoli A2.1.a. Modern Library 100, 22. Time 100. O’Hara did for fictional Gibbsville, Pennsylvania, what Faulkner did for Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi: surveyed its social life and drew its psychic outlines. But he did it in utterly worldly terms, without Faulkner’s taste for mythic inference or the basso profundo of his prose. Julian English is a man who squanders what fate gave him. He lives on the right side of the tracks, with a country club membership and a wife who loves him. His decline and fall, over the course of just 72 hours around Christmas, is a matter of too much spending, too much liquor and a couple of reckless gestures. . . . That his calamity is petty and preventable only makes it more powerful." Time 100 Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

  • Published: 1934
  • Condition: Fine
  • Edition: First Edition, as stated
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Appointment in Samarra (w/author's signature)

O'HARA, John

NY: Harcourt Brace & Co., 1934. This is the true first edition (stated) with the errata slip present. Bound in Black cloth. Slight gilt fading to stamping on spine. Endpapers restored and book tightened. Overall, a very nice copy of O'Hara's first book. Signed by the author on a 1 1/4" X 3" slip of paper affixed to the half-title page. Scarce and collectable. Included in the price of the book is a fine facsimile dustwrapper that fits the book perfectly. . AUTHOR-SIGNED. First Edition. Hard Cover. VG++/Fine (Facsimile DW).

  • Published: 1934
  • Condition: VG++
  • Edition: First Edition
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John O'Hara

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APPOINTMENT IN SAMARRA

O'Hara, John

New York; (1934): Harcourt, Brace and Co First issue, 301pp., bound in black cloth lettered in gilt, covers rubbed, minor wear to spine ends, fore-edges soiled, hinges are fine, errata slip present, in first issue unclipped dust jacket quite chipped and worn. A good copy.. First Edition. Octavo.

  • Edition: First Edition
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O'Hara, John

Rebound by Sagebrush. Library Binding. 0613170865 Ex-library book with usual markings. Clean text. SATISF GNTD + SHIPS W/IN 24 HRS. Sorry, no APO deliveries. Ships in a padded envelope with free tracking. 4023b . Good. 1982-07-01.

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O'HARA, John

New York:: Harcourt Brace,, [1934]. Second printing, August, 1934, in the second state of the jacket, with reviews to the back panel. publisher's cloth in dust jacket. The book is cocked, with a few finger marks to cloth; otherwise a very good copy in a very good jacket with some internal tape reinforcement and some browning. The extremities of the spine are lightly chipped. . 8vo,.

  • Published: [1934]
  • Condition: The book is cocked, with a few finger marks to cloth; otherwise a very good copy in a very good jacket with some internal tape r
  • Edition: Second printing, August, 1934, in the second state of the jacket
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O'Hara, John

New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1934. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Excellent copy, near VG, errata slip included, d/w is from the 1961 reprint version, stated 1st edn. Small abrasions to pps 19-22..

  • Published: 1934
  • Condition: Very Good
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O'Hara, John

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co, 1934. First edition, 2nd issue jacket. First edition, 2nd issue jacket. Octavo in black cloth. VG+/VG-. First edition, second state. Previous owner's signature on front pastedown. Inlaid footnote slip. Some book reviews on back of DJ. Author's first book. light general toning, head-edge, tinted yellow. Text block clean. Fore-edge. Minor foxing spots. DJ: foxing. Tears along top edge up to one-quarter inch depth and shallow tears along bottom edge. flaps, clipped. DJ now in protective cover. Spine is pictorial, black, yellow and white with black text on white labels. Shelved in Case #2 or window.

  • Published: 1934
  • Edition: First edition, 2nd issue jacket
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O'Hara, John

New York:: Harcourt, Brace and Company,. (1934). First edition. Good or better with black cloth binding showing traces of soiling and damp staining, which is not as noticeable as one might think due to the dark colored binding; spine slightly bumped and cocked. Errata slip tipped to dedication page. Lacking dust jacket.

  • Published: (1934).
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O'hara, John

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co. 1934. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. F First Edition. H Hardcover. Good. 301 pp., O'Hara's first book. Rear board somewhat marked, Binding rubbed and worn, lean to spine. Edges darkened. 20c

  • Published: 1934
  • Condition: Good
  • Edition: F First Edition
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Appointment in Samarra

O'Hara, John

New York:: Harcourt ,Brace,, (1934).. First edition, O'Hara's first novel, preceded by a shipboard newsletter. Inscribed by O'Hara "To Frankie -- Whose dear little grandchildren won't understand what A. in S. is all about. (Maybe their grandmother can tell them.) John O'Hara. Sept. 21, 1934". Varnished black cloth, wear at head and tail of spine, gilt dulled, paper clip mark on front endpaper and flyleaf, otherwise a very good copy in lightly worn dust jacket. Acknowledgements slip tipped in before dedication page. Bruccoli A2.1.a. Preserved in a cloth case with leather label.

  • Published: (1934).
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O’HARA, JOHN

New York: Harcourt, 1934. First Edition of the Author’s First Novel. Laid in is a terrific Autograph Postcard Signed from John O’Hara dated September 2, 1934 sent from San Francisco and depicting the handsome St. Francis Hotel. Comically addressed to a woman, “Chevalier Charlot Rosenberg” sent to her at a bar named “Tony’s, 59 West 52, New York, NY.” Here I come in a V-8 Phaeton. Lover to Whiskers and the rest of the Reading Club. John O’Hara. In the middle of the card O’Hara has drawn a sketch of himself speeding along in a 1930s phaeton automobile being chased by a motorcycle cop. The postcard was written at the time of Appointment In Samarra’s huge publication success. Very good copy in a later issue dust jacket with some minor dampstaining and a bit of edge wear.

  • Published: 1934
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Appointment in Samarra (w/author's signature)

O'HARA, John

NY: Harcourt Brace & Co., 1934. This is the true first edition (stated) with the errata slip present. Bound in Black cloth. Slight gilt fading to stamping on spine. Endpapers restored and book tightened. Overall, a very nice copy of O'Hara's first book. Signed by the author on a 1 1/4" X 3" slip of paper affixed to the half-title page. Scarce and collectable. Included in the price of the book is a fine facsimile dustwrapper that fits the book perfectly. . AUTHOR-SIGNED. First Edition. Hard Cover. VG++/Fine (Facsimile DW).

  • Published: 1934
  • Condition: VG++
  • Edition: First Edition
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Appointment in Samarra

O'Hara, John

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1934]. First edition. 8vo. 301 pp. Black cloth. A fine copy in near fine first state dust jacket designed by Maurer (professional restoration to spine ends and top of back panel), in custom half-morocco clamshell box. Bruccoli A2.1.a . O'Hara's wildly successful first novel, rare enough in an acceptable dust jacket, here with a fine inscription on the flyleaf: "To Lorraine MacLean/ in Bullock's Wilshire/window/ John O'Hara, Sept. 2/1934."

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Appointment in Samarra

O'Hara, John

New York:: Harcourt ,Brace,, (1934).. First edition, O'Hara's first novel, preceded by a shipboard newsletter. Inscribed by O'Hara "To Frankie -- Whose dear little grandchildren won't understand what A. in S. is all about. (Maybe their grandmother can tell them.) John O'Hara. Sept. 21, 1934". Varnished black cloth, wear at head and tail of spine, gilt dulled, paper clip mark on front endpaper and flyleaf, otherwise a very good copy in lightly worn dust jacket. Acknowledgements slip tipped in before dedication page. Bruccoli A2.1.a. Preserved in a cloth case with leather label.

  • Published: (1934).
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Appointment in Samarra

O'HARA, John

New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co, 1934. First Edition. O'Hara's debut novel, and by far his most enduring work, selected by the Modern Library as one of the best 100 American novels of the 20th century. In a very pretty example of the classic Alfred Maurer dustwrapper. APG 002d. Octavo (20.5cm); black cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine; yellow topstain; dustjacket; 301pp. A tight, Near Fine copy, with just a hint of dusting to text block edges; top-stain just a little dull. Publisher's slip inserted between copyright page and dedication. In First Issue dustjacket (per Ahearn APG), with ads for "Recent Fiction" on rear panel; jacket unclipped, Near Fine but for some light rubbing and a small (ca 1/16") spot of restoration at center of front panel, repairing a puncture. A bright copy.

  • Published: 1934
  • Edition: First Edition
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O'HARA, John

1934. FIRST EDITION. O'HARA, John. Appointment in Samarra. New York: Harcourt, Brace, (1934). Octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. $5500. First edition of O'Hara's first novel. John O'Hara's acclaimed first novel was "an instant success when it was published in 1934… tightly constructed and fast-paced, it detailed the three-day slide to self-destruction of a young man named Julian English… A meticulous craftsman," O'Hara was hailed as "'one of the most underrated authors in America'" by Bennett Cerf, who said that "O'Hara belongs right up there with William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway" (New York Times). With publisher's errata slip tipped in after title page, as called for. Bruccoli Clark I:285. Owner inscription. Book fine; some chipping, soiling to scarce, very good dust jacket.

  • Edition: FIRST EDITION
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Appointment in Samarra (First Edition)

O'Hara, John

New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1934. First Edition. First Edition. Book is first issue, with publisher's note about Maugham's "Sheppey" tipped in between the copyright page and the dedication page. The author's landmark first book, a realistic, detailed account of the three-day disintegration of Julian English in the invented city of Gibbsville, PA. Near Fine, with a spot to the front board, in a lightly soiled, but otherwise bright Near Fine dust jacket with professional restoration to the flaps folds and spine ends.

  • Published: 1934
  • Edition: First Edition
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Appointment in Samarra

O'HARA, John

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, , 1934. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn ins, burgundy endpapers, gilt edges. An excellent copy in fine binding. First edition, first printing in lovely fine binding.

  • Published: 1934
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Appointment In Samarra

O’HARA, JOHN

New York: Harcourt, 1934. First Edition of the Author’s First Novel. Laid in is a terrific Autograph Postcard Signed from John O’Hara dated September 2, 1934 sent from San Francisco and depicting the handsome St. Francis Hotel. Comically addressed to a woman, “Chevalier Charlot Rosenberg” sent to her at a bar named “Tony’s, 59 West 52, New York, NY.” Here I come in a V-8 Phaeton. Lover to Whiskers and the rest of the Reading Club. John O’Hara. In the middle of the card O’Hara has drawn a sketch of himself speeding along in a 1930s phaeton automobile being chased by a motorcycle cop. The postcard was written at the time of Appointment In Samarra’s huge publication success. Very good copy in a later issue dust jacket with some minor dampstaining and a bit of edge wear.

  • Published: 1934
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APPOINTMENT IN SAMARRA

O'Hara, John

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1934. Softcover. DJ darkened and with several closed tears and light chipping and nicely tape repaired on the back side. Spine a bit slanted ; Stated first edition (later printing with this DJ). Including original note bound in about the quotation of the title page; 8vo; 301 pages .

  • Published: 1934
  • Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket
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Appointment in Samarra [First State]

O'HARA, John (1905-1970)

New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1934. First Edition, as stated. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. First Edition, so stated, with the publisher's errata slip tipped tipped in between the copyright and dedication pages, denoting the first state. 8vo: [6],302pp. Publisher's black cloth, spine lettered in gold, top edge stained yellow; second-state pictorial dust jacket (with reviews on back panel), correctly priced $2.50. Fine, square and tight (positively unread), pages immaculate; in a Very Good, completely unrestored jacket, marred chiefly by a v-shaped, one-inch loss to head of the spine, affecting the letters 'ntment' and 'rra;' otherwise clean and vibrant. The author's seminal first novel, easily his most desirable and scarcest work. Bruccoli A2.1.a. Modern Library 100, 22. Time 100. O’Hara did for fictional Gibbsville, Pennsylvania, what Faulkner did for Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi: surveyed its social life and drew its psychic outlines. But he did it in utterly worldly terms, without Faulkner’s taste for mythic inference or the basso profundo of his prose. Julian English is a man who squanders what fate gave him. He lives on the right side of the tracks, with a country club membership and a wife who loves him. His decline and fall, over the course of just 72 hours around Christmas, is a matter of too much spending, too much liquor and a couple of reckless gestures. . . . That his calamity is petty and preventable only makes it more powerful." Time 100 Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

  • Published: 1934
  • Condition: Fine
  • Edition: First Edition, as stated
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Appointment in Samarra

O'Hara, John

New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1934. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Excellent copy, near VG, errata slip included, d/w is from the 1961 reprint version, stated 1st edn. Small abrasions to pps 19-22..

  • Published: 1934
  • Condition: Very Good
Sold by: BohemianBookworm
$425.00
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Appointment in Samarra

John O'Hara

Random House, 1934. Hardcover. Good. Random House, New York 1934. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Edition, no additional printings. The erratum slip is present on the dedication page. Black cloth boards. Book Condition: Good, shelf wear, rubbing, missing front endpaper. Spine rolled, half inch tear at the head of the spine. Spots at the page edges, minor spots throughout. The dust jacket is not present.

  • Published: 1934
  • Condition: Good
Sold by: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA, IOBA
$67.49
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