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Jaws: A Novel

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Jaws: A Novel

by Benchley, Peter

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  • Hardcover
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ISBN 10
0385047711
ISBN 13
9780385047715
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Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1974. 1974 date at title page and copyright page. No additional printings stated. Full black cloth boards, moderate shelf wear, rub. Silver spine titles feature shark vignette as would appear through a hull's porthole window. Pages very good, clean; some toning to exterior text block. Deep sea blue endpapers. Vintage name printed at front endpaper: "George L. Rines, Jr." Code P7 to page 311 gutter area near bind. Bind good, moderate cant; hinges intact. Original pictorial dust wrapper in black, moderate shelf wear, rub, toning; unclipped 6.95, protected in fine clear sleeve. Classic cover art by Paul Bacon of swimmer in bikini above phallic great white image appearing enormously from bottom of image; bold cover and spine titles in red and white over black b.g. Back panel features portrait of Benchley in turtle neck and sport coat by Alex Gotfryd. Rare near very good first edition in same wrapper. It was just another day in a small Atlantic resort until the terror from the deep came to prey on unwary holiday makers. The first sign of trouble - a warning of what was to come - took the form of a young woman's body, or what was left of it, washed up on the long, white stretch of beach... A summer of terror began! "Pick up 'Jaws' before midnight, read the first five pages, and I guarantee you'll be putting it down breathless and stunned, as dawn is breaking the next day" - Daily Express. Peter Benchley's 'Jaws' first appeared in 1974, creating a legend that refuses to die. For each generation, the ultimate nightmare begins again... Printed in the U.S.A. 311 pages. Insured post.. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book.

Synopsis

Peter Benchley began his career as a novelist in 1974 with the publication of Jaws, which was made into a hugely successful film. His other books include The Deep, The Island, The Girl of the Sea of Cortez, “Q” Clearance, Rummies, Beast, White Shark, and Shark Trouble . He was also a speechwriter for President Lyndon Johnson and a journalist for such magazines as Newsweek and National Geographic . Benchley died in 2006. For more information, please visit www.peterbenchley.com.

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Bookseller's Inventory #
020966
Title
Jaws: A Novel
Author
Benchley, Peter
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Good
Jacket condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0385047711
ISBN 13
9780385047715
Publisher
Doubleday & Company
Place of Publication
Garden City, New York
Date Published
1974
Keywords
FICTION ACTION SUSPENSE THRILLERS ADVENTURE
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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