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The Stones of Summer by  Dow MOSSMAN - First Edition - 1972 - from abookshop and

The Stones of Summer


Condition: Near Fine/VG++

NY: Bobbs-Merrill, 1972. Bound in grey boards, stamped in silver. The book is tight and clean and appears to never have been read. The dustwrapper shows a closed tear to top of front panel and some wear to the top of the rear panel including a pencil-eraser sized chip. Overall, a most acceptable copy of this book that didn't become popular until a documentary was filmed by Mark Mosskowitz that had the director pursuing the elusive author. 552 pp. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/VG++.

The Stones of Summer is a novel by American writer Dow Mossman. Both the novel and Mossman are also subjects of Mark Moskowitz's Slamdance award-winning film, Stone Reader. The Stones of Summer, first printed in 1972, quickly went out of print after its publisher Bobbs Merrill filed for bankruptcy. Because of this (and, it is speculated, a subsequent lack of marketing), this "marvelous book" (reviewer John Seelye in The New York Times Book Review), saw little return.


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