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John Simmons Barth (born May 27, 1930) is an American novelist and short-story writer. His novel, Chimera, was the recipient of the National Book Award in 1973. The novel is a fabulous post-modern retelling of three famous myths. The first, the Dunyazadiad is a retelling of the story of Scheherazade, the famed storyteller of the One Thousand and One Nights. The second novella entitled Perseid, follows the forty-year old Greek hero Perseus in his struggle to obtain immortality. The third and final novella, Bellerophoniad, chronicles the story of Bellerophon, another ancient Greek hero. These stories are told with an interesting and varying perspective, examining the myths’ relationships and how they conform to reality.

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Available copies: Chimera By Barth, John


CHIMERA

BARTH, John

NY. Hardcover. 1 of 300 numbered copies, signed by John Barth. Mint in slipcase . Fine. 1972. First Edition.

  • Published: 1972
  • Condition: Fine
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: SYLVESTER & ORPHANOS
$350.00

Chimera

BARTH, JOHN

Random House. First edition, limited issued, number 139 of 300 numbered copies, signed by Barth.. A fine copy in the publisher's slipcase.. 8vo, original red cloth, silver and gold lettering. From the inventory of Burton Weiss, Bookseller.

  • Condition: A fine copy in the publisher's slipcase.
  • Edition: First edition, limited issued, number 139 of 300 numbered copies
Sold by: The Brick Row Book Shop
$250.00

CHIMERA

BARTH, JOHN

NEW YORK: RANDOM HOUSE, 1972. THIS IS A VERY GOOD TO NEAR FINE FIRST EDITION IN A VERY GOOD DUST JACKET, NOT PRICE CLIPPED, OF THIS VERY EARLY JOHN BARTH CLASSIC....CHIMERA....TAN HARDBOUND IN WHITE PICTORIAL DUST JACKET...A NICE COPY AND THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SIGNED BY JOHN BARTH...SCARCE AND IMPORTANT BOOK AT A LOW PRICE. SIGNED BY JOHN BARTH. FIRST EDITION. HardBOUND. Very Good TO NEAR FINE/Good TO VERY GOOD. OCTAVO. JOHN BARTH.

  • Published: 1972
  • Condition: Very Good TO NEAR FINE
  • Edition: FIRST EDITION
  • ISBN: 9780394491394
Sold by: Moody Books, Inc
$195.00

CHIMERA

BARTH, John

New York: Random House, (1972). First Edition. hardcover. Fine in acetate dustwrapper and slipcase, as issued. Copy #8 of 300 numbered and SIGNED copies of this winner of the National Book Award.

  • Published: (1972)
  • Condition: Fine in acetate dustwrapper and slipcase, as issued
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: Charles Agvent
$187.50

CHIMERA

BARTH, John

New York: Random House, (1972). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in acetate dustwrapper and slipcase, as issued. Copy #244 of 300 numbered and SIGNED copies of this winner of the National Book Award. Walter Shirley's copy with his bookplate tipped to a front blank.

  • Published: (1972)
  • Condition: Fine in acetate dustwrapper and slipcase, as issued
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: Charles Agvent
$156.30

CHIMERA

Barth, John

New York: Random House,. [1972]. Octavo,. cloth.. A fine copy in unprinted mylar dust jacket and paper slipcase.. (#112149). First edition. One of 300 numbered copies signed by Barth. Joint winner of the 1973 National Book Award for fiction. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 4A-19. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature I, pp. 236- 41.

  • Published: [1972]
  • Condition: A fine copy in unprinted mylar dust jacket and paper slipcase. (#112149)
Sold by: L. W. Currey, Inc.
$150.00

Chimera

John Barth

Random House. First Trade Edition. Hardcover. New. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. Expedite Shipping Available.

  • Condition: New
  • Edition: First Trade Edition
  • ISBN: 9780394491394
Sold by: ExtremelyReliable
$139.59

CHIMERA

BARTH, John

New York: Random House, (1972). First Edition. Fine in very lightly soiled about Fine dustwrapper. Winner of the National Book Award.

  • Published: (1972)
  • Condition: Fine in very lightly soiled about Fine dustwrapper
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: Charles Agvent
$125.00

Chimera

"Barth, John."

New York: Random House. [1972]. "First edition, one of 300 copies specially bound of which this is no. 73, 8vo, pp. [12], [1]-308, [1]; original red boards lettered in silver and gilt, clear acetate dust jacket, grey board slipcase; fine. Signed by the author on limitation page. "

  • Published: [1972]
  • Condition:
Sold by: Rulon-Miller Books
$125.00

Chimera

Barth, John

New York: Random House, 1972. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION. 308pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] Red cloth boards. Near fine. Housed in a custom made slipcase. The slip case is in Very Good condition. One of 300 copies, specially bound and signed by the author on the limitation page. This is copy 104.

Sold by: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA
$125.00

Chimera

BARTH, John

New York, Random House [1972]., 1972. First edition. 8vo. Original red cloth, stamped in gilt and silver. Acetate jacket. Very good-fine. Publisher's gray board slipcase. No other signatures or bookplates. Number 188 of 300 numbered copies, signed by Barth on limitation page.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

  • Published: 1972
  • Edition: 1st Edition
Sold by: George Houle Rare Books & Autographs
$125.00

Chimera

Barth, John

New Haven: New Haven: Random House, 1972, 1972. Book. Near Fine Spine slightly Faded. Signed by Author(s). Signed Limited. Near Fine Spine slightly Faded/Lightly Worn Slipcase. Signed by Author. ISBN:0394481895. This is #18 of 300 signed limited. In Chimera, John Barth injects his signature wit into the tales of Scheherezade of the Thousand and One Nights, Perseus, the slayer of Medusa, and Bellerophon, who tamed the winged horse Pegasus. In a book that the Washington Post called "stylishly maned, tragically songful, and serpentinely elegant," Barth retells these tales from varying perspectives, examining the myths’ relationship to reality and their resonance with the contemporary world. A winner of the National Book Award, this feisty, witty, sometimes bawdy book provoked Playboy to comment, "There’s every chance in the world that John Barth is a genius.".

  • Published: 1972
  • Condition: Near Fine Spine slightly Faded
  • Edition: Signed Limited
  • ISBN: 9780394481890
Sold by: Black Dog Books
$121.25

Chimera

Barth John

New York: Random House, 1972. First Edition. Softcover. Near Fine Condition. Tall, narrow uncorrected proof in teal wraps. Publication date and price penned to front cover ($6.95, Sept.) and BOM (presumable Book of the Month club) written on bottom corner. Faint sunning, slight bump to one corner generally bright and unmarked. Barth's meta-fictional send up of mythology and storytelling won the National Book Award. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: 041123.

  • Published: 1972
  • Condition: Near Fine Condition
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: Pazzo Books
$120.00

CHIMERA

Barth, John

NY: Random House, 1972. First edition, first prnt. Signed by Barth on the half-title page. Spine cloth ends gently pushed, board bottom corners just tapped and faint discolor spot on topedge; dustjacket with slight shelfwear and few shallow short creases on the flaps. Near Fine condition in a Near Fine dustjacket with a Durafold mylar cover. National Book Award winner. The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

Sold by: Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA
$100.00

CHIMERA

BARTH, John

BARTH, John. CHIMERA. New York:: Random House,, 1972. First edition, limited to 300 numbered copies, "specially bound," signed by John Barth. . A fine copy in publisher's unprinted acetate dust jacket and (numbered) paper-covered slipcase box; jacket has one-inch chip at crown of spine and thin chip on front panel, slipcase has faint sticker mark, else fine. . Octavo, red cloth, 310 pages.

  • Published: 1972
  • Condition: A fine copy in publisher's unprinted acetate dust jacket and (numbered) paper-covered slipcase box; jacket has one-inch chip
  • Edition: First edition, limited to 300 numbered copies, "specially b
Sold by: Waiting for Godot Books
$100.00

Chimera

Barth, John

New York: Random House, 1972. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 308pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] Mustard cloth boards. Near Fine book in a Very Good dust jacket. The dust jacket shows some mild toning to the extremites and has a small crease to the front flap's top corner. Signed by the author on the half-title page.

Sold by: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA
$100.00

Chimera [Hardcover]

Barth, John

This is the hardcover stated Random First Edition from September 1972. Other than a clipped back cardholder flyleaf (ex lib), both the mylar-covered DJ and the book are in very good condition. There are no rips, tears, etc. and the pages and binding are tight. This wonderful, impossible-to-find item is available for purchase now! **Note: All books listed as FIRST EDITIONS are stated by the publisher in words or number lines--or--only stated editions that include only the publisher and publication date. NAME YOUR PRICE!!! Due to the vagaries of market fluctuations, an item's listed price should be considered a guideline. Serious buyers are welcome to make a on each and every item listed, with the assurance that ALL reasonable offers will be accepted!Very Good

Sold by: BARRYS BARGAIN BIN
$100.00

Chimera [Limited Edition, Signed]

BARTH, John

New York: Random House, 1972. First Edition. Limited Issue, one of 300 numbered copies signed by John Barth. Octavo; full red-orange cloth, with titles stamped in gilt and silver on spine and front panel; black topstain; slipcase; 308pp, [1]. Remainder ink stamp to front endpaper, else Fine in a Near Fine slipcase, showing a touch of wear, light sunning, with a sticker shadow to right side. Winner of the National Book Award.

  • Published: 1972
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: Lorne Bair Rare Books
$100.00

Chimera

Barth, John

Random House, 1972-01-01. Hardcover. Like New. Like new. Clean. May have shelf wear. Fast Shipping. APO,FPO welcome.

Sold by: Media Castle
$99.02

Chimera

Barth, John

New York: Random House. Hardcover. Winner of National Book Award 1973 . Fine. 1973. First Trade.

  • Published: 1973
  • Condition: Fine
  • Edition: First Trade
Sold by: Gumshoe Books
$95.00