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The Hunt for Red October

by Clancy, Tom

Condition: Fine


Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 1984 First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Tom Clancy. A beautiful copy. This First Issue dustjacket with 6 blurbs printed on the back panel of the dustjacket is rich in color with NO chips or tears. The book is in fabulous shape and appears UNREAD. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's red cloth The binding is tight and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A stunning copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

Published in 1984, The Hunt for Red October follows a Soviet submarine captain who defies orders and charts a course for the United States. Unclear of his motives and fearing a nuclear launch, the protagonist Jack Ryan attempts to track the nearly untraceable vessel as it nears the east coast. The basis for a blockbuster hollywood film of the same title, The Hunt for the Red October catapulted Tom Clancy from insurance salesman to one of the most popular writers of his generation. After being rejected by several mainstream publishers, Clancy submitted the book to the Naval Institute Press and was reportedly surprised at it's acceptance. The publisher, which had never published a work of fiction before printed only 5000 copies in the first run, making the first printing rather scarce.  Read more: Identifying first editions of The Hunt for Red October


  • Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: ABE-17958188121
  • Title: The Hunt for Red October
  • Author: Clancy, Tom
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland
  • Date published: 1984


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