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Augustus by  John Williams - First Edition - 1972 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140941396)


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by Williams, John

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New York: The Viking Press, 1972. First Edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition, first printing. An advance review copy with publisher's slip laid in. Original green cloth backstrip with gilt spine lettering, maroon paper covered boards. Near Fine with a light lean to the binding, light fading to covers to a thin strip along top and bottom edge, and light wear to topstain. In a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with minor shelf wear, and a thin 2" partial slice to the top of the top of the front panel near the flap fold mended with tape on the blindside and with a corresponding mark to the board below. A very attractive copy of the author's fourth and final novel, which shared the 1973 National Book Award with John Barth's Chimera.


John Williams (1922-1994) was born and raised in northeast Texas. He published two volumes of poetry and two other novels, Butcher's Crossing and Stoner . In the past year, Stoner has become an international best seller. Both novels are available from NYRB Classics.   Daniel Mendelsohn is a translator, critic, memoirist, and classicist. He is the author of the international best seller, The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million , and his essay collection Waiting for the Barbarians (NYRB) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN Art of the Essay Award. He teaches at Bard College.


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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
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Williams, John
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Used - Near Fine
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Near Fine
First Edition
The Viking Press
Place of Publication
New York
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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

Burnside Rare Books specializes in literary first editions and works of cultural and historic significance. We are located in Portland, Oregon and welcome visitors by appointment.


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