NY: Random House. (1972). The uncorrected proof copy of Irving's second book. Spine slightly faded, with a short thin "skid mark" on the rear cover; near fine in wrappers. A very uncommon proof, preceding his breakthrough novel, The World According to Garp, by six years, and dating from a period when proofs were not commonly collected, so few will likely have survived. This is the earliest John Irving proof we've seen. First Edition. Softcover. Near Fine.
New York: Random House, 1972. Quarter blue cloth over yellow boards, with metallic blue spine lettering. Bottom edges of boards and board tips scuffed. Light staining to top edge of boards, only visible on the outside and not affecting the cloth. Top edge foxed, dustjacket a bit foxed around the edges. Association copy, signed to Sean Moye, a VT bookseller and friend of Irving's. Inscribed on the half-title. . Inscribed By Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
New York: Random House, 1972. Uncorrected Proof. Softcover. Very Good. Advance uncorrected proof of the first edition. In Very Good condition, in blue printed wraps. Creasing, light sunning and soiling to wraps. Half-title page shows spotting and a black mark. Rare.
Hardcover. Very Good. Signed First edition/first printing, Random House 1972. Signed by Mr. Irving on title page. Pictures available upon request. A very good copy in a very good dust jacket. Faint erasure mark of earlier price on front end paper. First edition.
New York, New York, U.S.A.: Random House Inc, 1972. Ex-Library. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. 1972 Random House FIRST edition, FIRST printing of Itrving's second novel. This book is i n VG-/Near FINE condition. It is **SIGNED** directly on the title page. . It is ex-library with the usual markings and old tape residue on an otherwise very nice HB. The DJ is not price clipped and is mylar wrapped. It is Near Fine with virtually no wear at all. A great collectible! **Brenbooks specializes in first editions and carries many Irving FIRSTS!.
Random House Inc, 1972. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth & Boards. Near Fine/Near Fine. A nice First Edition, First printing of John Irving's second book. With number line 98765432 and "First Edition" indicative of a Random House first printing. The book is in fine condition with navy blue cloth and bright yellow boards, but for touches of soil on the top edge and a soiled spot on the bottom edge. 365 pp. The near fine dustjacket is clipped with "6/72" on the rear flap. There is overall light yellowing to the white panels and touches of wear at the spine ends but overall complete and quite attractive. Irving went on to write "The World According to Garp," "The Cider House Rules," and "A Prayer for Owen Meany." A nice copy of this early Irving book.
New York: Random House, 1972. First edition. Hardcover. What would be an as new copy in dust jacket is nearly fine and nearly fine, two small flaws. A tiny black sharpie mark to the spine and a faint check mark to the front endpaper in the top right corner. Otherwise this is a fresh unread copy. Author's second book. Correct date code to rear flap and correct front flap price.
Random House. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1972. First Edition. Hardcover. 0394473329 . Signed by John Irving on a card neatly glued to half title page. Stated first edition. Bottom forecorners and spine head slightly softened. The unclipped jacket in mylar has very mild edgewear. ; 8.50 X 5.70 X 1.50 inches; Signed by Author .
New York: Random House, 1972, 1972 Published in New York by Random House in 1972. First Edition is stated on the copyright page. Book fine except for slight spotting, and slight fading along top and bottom edges. DJ fine except for slight fading and spotting on front and back cover, slight rubbing on corners, and creasing on top edge of spine. DJ price is crossed out with black pen however the price is still readable and reads "$6.95".. F. Hardcover.
Random House, New York, 1972; First Edition; 8vo, 365 pages. Very Good Plus, in a Very Good Plus dustjacket that has not been price-clipped. No chips, creases, tears, ownership signatures, or any other markings of any kind. A tight, sound, and attractive copy of Irvings’s second book.
NY: Random House. (1972). His second book, which, like his first, sold about 6000 copies. A touch of sunning to the spine crown; still a fine copy in a fine, price-clipped dust jacket with a hint of shelf wear at the crown. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine.
New York: Random House, 1972. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo; half yellow paper over navy blue cloth, with titles stamped in blue foil on spine and blindstamped illustration in dark yellow on front panel; dustjacket; 365pp, . Bookplate signed by Irving is loosely laid in. Light rubbed to along lower board edges, else very Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, with light wear at spine ends and a touch of yellowing to upper and lower edges; Near Fine. A presentable copy of the author's second book, produced in small numbers.
New York: Random House,, 1972. Octavo. Original blue cloth spine, yellow boards, titles to spine in blue. With the dust jacket. Mild soiling along edges, pages lightly toned in the toned dust jacket with wear to extremities, mild soiling to panels. A very good copy. First edition, first printing. Irving's second book.
NY: Random House; (1972) First printing of the author's second book, near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Top edge and foredge of page block have very light spotting, and top edge of both boards slightly darkened. The jacket has minor soiling along the top edge, and a couple of small wrinkles near the bottom of the spine. A tight, square copy with no names or other markings in the book. First Edition. Hard Cover.
Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A.: Random House, 1972 Published in New York by Random House in 1972. First Edition stated on copyright page and number sequence 98765432. Book very good, foxing on top edges. DJ fine. DJ price reads "$6.95".. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fine.
New York: Random House, 1972. Hardcover. Good. First edition, first printing. In Good condition, in a Good price clipped dust jacket. Label removal ghost to front free end paper. Light edge wear, remainder dot to bottom side of page block. The dust jacket is price clipped and shows sunning, rubbing edge wear, short tears, and a slit to the surface of the front panel.
New York:: Random House,, . First edition. publisher's cloth-backed boards in dust jacket. Two light tape stains to front and rear endpapers; slightly cocked; else a near fine copy in a nice jacket with a couple of tiny tears. 8vo,.
RANDOM HOUSE. NY 1972. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1972. First Edition. Hardcover. 0394473329 . Near fine in Nf. Price clipped dust jacket. (Short edge tear at base of rear panel with spot of light creasing. Trace of foxing at top edge. Hint of foxing on front end paper) Author's SECOND book. (BC) .
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