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The 158 Pound Marriage

By Irving, John




John Irving published his first novel at the age of twenty-six. He has received awards from the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation; he has won an O. Henry Award, a National Book Award, and an Academy Award. Mr. Irving lives with his family in Toronto and Vermont.


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The 158-Pound Marriage

Irving, John

New York: Random House. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1974. First Edition. Hardcover. 0394484142 . A fine stated first edition copy, inscribed by Irving to the title page. Spine ends very slightly toned and a tiny nudge to top board edges else fine- square, tight, clean, and unmarked. The unclipped jacket in mylar has a tiny closed tear to spine head- about 1/2 centimeter long. ; 8.40 X 5.60 X 1.20 inches; Signed by Author .

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$549.99

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The 158-Pound Marriage

Irving, John

Random House, 1974. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth & Boards. Near Fine/Near Fine in Mylar Cover. A handsome First Edition (so stated), First Printing of John Irving's third book, signed for Parrish Books at Barnes & Noble in New York by the author on the title page. In fine condition but for touches of wear and edge fading to the green spine head and foot (common to this edition). With number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 and "First Edition," indicative of a Random House true first printing. The dustjacket is complete with the original price ($5.95) and "10/74" on the rear flap and is in fine condition but for touches of wear at the edges and creases (minor). John Irving is one of America's best known authors whose works include "The World According to Garp," "Setting Free the Bears," "A Prayer for Owen Meany," "The Cider House Rules," and "A Widow for One Year."

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$499.00

158 Pound Marriage

Irving, John

Hardcover. Very Good. Signed First edition/first printing, Random House 1974. A very good copy in a very good dust jacket with some creasing to the inside front flap. Evidence of earlier penciled in price on end paper. Signed by John Irving on the title page. Pictures avai

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$450.00

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The 158-Pound Marriage

IRVING, John

New York: Random House. 1974. First. First edition. Slight bump at the foot and a touch of sunning at the spine ends else fine in fine, price-clipped dustwrapper with just a touch of rubbing. An attractive copy of the author's third book, and increasingly scarce thus. .

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$400.00

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THE 158-POUND MARRIAGE

IRVING, John

New York: Random House, (1974). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author to the partner of the poet William/Meredith.

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$375.00

THE 158-POUND MARRIAGE.

Irving, John.

RANDOM HOUSE. NY 1974. Fine. 1974. First Edition. Hardcover. 0394484142 . About fine in a Nf. dj. (Light creasing at edges of front & rear dj. flaps. Tiny trace of rubbing at upper edge of boards) Author's THIRD book. .

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$350.00

THE 158-POUND MARRIAGE.

Irving, John.

RANDOM HOUSE. NY 1974. Fine. 1974. First Edition. Hardcover. 0394484142 . Close to fine in a Nf. dj. (Faint degree of color fade on spine of dj. Ghost of a sticker on the front pastedown. Small crease at base of rear dj. flap) Author's THIRD book. .

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$350.00

The 158-Pound Marriage

Irving, John

New York: Random House, 1974. First Edition ~1st Printing. Hardcover. acclaimed author's third book, near fine in near fine dust jacket, in mylar cover; faint foxing on top of pageblock, gentle rubbing to jacket edges, some creasing to end of front jacket flap, two small yellowed blemishes to front endpapers else a tight square unmarked copy in unclipped dust jacket; stated first edition

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$325.00

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158 POUND MARRIAGE

Irving, John

Random House. Hardcover. Signed American first edition, first printing. Published by Random House in 1974. The book itself is not signed but comes with a loose bookplate signed by author. The jacket is in Very Good + condtion and is NOT price clipped. Covers are clean and bright. Edges are sharp. ?One small half inch tear and a light wrinkle to top front of jacket. The book itself is in Near Fine condition with no bumps or marks. Pages are clean and white. The binding is straight and tight. NO remainder mark.; Signed by Author All books are marked down 35% until December 31, 2016. Start stocking up on Christmas presents now! . Fine. 1974. First Edition.

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$318.49

The 158-Pound Marriage

John Irving

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Random House Inc, 1974. Ex-Library. Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. 1974 Random House FIRST edition of Irving's 3rd novel. This book is ex-library with some of the typical markings mostly with stamps and faded tape ghosts on the outer boards. It is overall in G/VG+ condition. It is **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** on a lovely bookplate affixed to the half-title page. There is a library stamp on the ffep and a small triangle stamp on the inside boards. There is old glue residue on the inside rear endpaper and a repaired spine end. The HB has been price clipped and is mylar wrapped. There is virtually no wear at all. A very solid FIRST!.

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$250.00

The 158-Pound Marriage

IRVING, John

New York: Random House, 1974. First. hardcover. fine/fine. 8vo, cloth backed boards, d.w. New York: Random House, (1974). First Edition.

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$250.00

The 158-Pound Marriage

John Irving

Random House, 1974-08-12. Hardcover. Used:Good. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.

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$247.19

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The 158-pound Marriage

IRVING, John

New York: Random House, 1974. First edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in about a fine jacket. Slight spine lean. Small sticker residue on inside front board. Price of $5.95 present on jacket flap. The author's third book. One of his scarcer titles with a small first printing. Signed by the author on the title page.

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$235.00

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The 158-Pound Marriage

John Irving

The darker vision and sexual ambiguities of this erotic, ironic tale about a menage a quatre in a New England university town foreshadow those of The World According to Garp; but this very trim and precise novel is a marked departure from the author's generally robust, boisterous style. Though Mr. Irving's cool eye spares none of his foursome, he writes with genuine compassion for the sexual tests and illusions they perpetrate on each other; but the sexual intrigue between them demonstrates how even the kind can be ungenerous, and even the well-intentioned, destructive.

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$225.00

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The 158-Pound Marriage - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Irving, John

New York: Random House Inc. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1974. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth Spine. 0-394-48414-2 . First edition, first printing, said to have been from a print run of 2,600 copies or less in better than Very Good+ condition in alike dust-jacket; Irving's scarce third novel, the tale of Vienna born Severin Winter, professor in German and varsity wrestling coach. Many of his judgements are made on basis of wrestling weight classes, a book he doesn't like might end up as a "126-pound novel" or an artist he is fond of will get a title as "190-pound painter". Many of his judgements are made on basis of wrestling weight classes, a book he doesn't like might end up as a "126-pound novel" or an artist he is fond of will get a title as "190-pound painter"; [x], 245, [1] pages .

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$209.00

The 158-Pound Marriage -- Signed

Irving, John

Random House, 1974. Near-fine with neat name and year written on front pastedown (completely concealed by front flap) and the barest trace of sunning to spine ends, otherwise clean and tight. In a near-fine dust jacket (price intact) with a touch of soiling to the back panel. INSCRIBED BY IRVING on the half-title. A beautiful signed copy of Irving's third novel.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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$200.00

The 158-Pound Marriage

IRVING, John

New York: Random House, 1974. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo; 3/4 pale green paper over olive cloth, with titles stamped in gilt and green foild on spine; dustjacket; 245pp. Bookplate signed by Irving loosely laid in. Previous owner's name and date on front endpaper, else Near Fine. Dustjacket is price-clipped, with a few rubs along the edges, and two creases along front flap; Near Fine. The author's third novel.

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$200.00

THE 158-POUND MARRIAGE

IRVING, John

Random House, 1974. FIRST EDITION in dust jacket. Book is about fine with remainder stamp on bottom of book block. The dust jacket has some bumping to the top of the spine and a small scrapped area at the bottom of the front flyleaf fold. The author's third book.

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$199.99

The 158-Pound Marriage

Irving, John

New York: Random House. 1974. F First Edition, First Printing. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. Signed copy of the true first printing of this classic Irving. Signed and inscribed on endpaper: "John Irving Putney, Vermont 11 May 1981". A very nice copy on the original binding and jacket, complete with $5.95 price (very slight wear to edges of book, slight rippling to lower portion of jacket rear panel). Signed: I Signed by Author

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$194.96

The 158-Pound Marriage

Irving, John

New York: Random House, 1974. Bottom tips nudged. The jacket is particularly bright and intact, a real beauty.. First Edition/First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Near Fine.

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$175.00