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The Call

By Hersey, John




The Call is a novel about an American missionary in China from 1906 until the 1950's. This fictional biography is about David Treadup, a composite character based on multiple missionaries to China.  It is supported with diary entries, letters, articles, staff minutes, and other bibliographic accounts.


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The Call

John Hersey

1985-06-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Call: An American Missionary in China

Hersey, John

New York: Alfred a Knopf Inc, 1985. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Type: Book 1985/1st Edition/690 Pages. The author, himself a child of a missionary family in China, brings to this deeply human story a profound and intimate knowledge of the life it encompasses, bringing us an authentic view of place and feeling. There are No Marks, No Underlining, and No Writing in the book. The book is clean and tight. The book is in excellent readable condition.

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The Call

Hersey, John

Franklin Library, 1985. Blue leather binding, five raised bands to spine. Gilded edges, ribbon bookmark, marblized endpapers. Signed on tipped-in plate. Unread and near-new with a couple of small scratches to gilt. 697 pp.. Signed by Author(s). Limited Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Book.

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THE CALL

HERSEY, JOHN

PENNSLYVANIA: FRANKLIN LIBRARY, 1985. 1ST SPECIAL EDITION. HARDCOVER. FINE/NO JACKET. PENNSLYVANIA: FRANKLIN LIBRARY, 1985. 1ST SPECIAL EDITION. FINE/NO JACKET. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Franklin Library, PA, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. SIGNED by Author, Limited, signed first edition; preface written by the author for this edition. Original publisher's letter laid in front cover Full leather stamped in gold, all edges gilt, marbled end pages & silk ribbon marker. Illustrated by Herbert Tauss. Hersey, (1914-1993) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American writer and journalist considered one of the earliest practitioners of the so-called New Journalism. The Call is a work of historical fiction drawn from the the journals and correspondence of his parents, missionaries to China. ".his best fiction. allows readers to live history through characters caught up in actual events." (Publisher's letter). Beautiful copy. 1ST PRINTING

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THE CALL

John Hersey

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1985. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0394543319 . Near Fine in a Very Good+ dust jacket. First Trade Edition stated. ; 9 X 6.20 X 2 inches; 701 pages; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .

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The Call

John Hersey

U.S.A.: Knopf, 1985. First Edition.. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Copyright date 1985, first edition, first printing. Blue cloth over boards with silver and red lettering on the front and on the spine and lower back corner. Mapped inside covers front and back. No tears, bent pages, nor any writing. Very light foxing to the top page edges, for edge pages are not cut. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine are minor. Dust Jacket, no bent flaps, light Browning along the top edge of the front panel with a small chip out near the for edge. Dust jacket now in a clear cover. Text is bright and clean, binding is secure, a solid book. Size: 7¾" - 9¾" Tall

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The Call (Signed)

Hersey, John

PA: Franklin Library. Fine. 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author . SIGNED by Author, Limited, signed first edition; preface written by the author for this edition. Original publisher's letter laid in (one light smudge.) Full leather stamped in gold, all edges gilt, marbled endpages & silk ribbon marker. Illustrated by Herbert Tauss. Hersey, (1914-1993) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American writer and journalist considered one of the earliest practitioners of the so-called New Journalism. The Call is a work of historical fiction drawn from the the journals and correspondence of his parents, missionaries to China. "...his best fiction... allows readers to live history through characters caught up in actual events." (Publisher's letter). Beautiful copy. ; 8vo .

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The Call

Hersey, John; illustrated by Herbert Tauss

Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1985. 1st. Hardcover. Fine Condition. Privately printed, and personally signed by the author, for members of The Signed First Edition Society. Bound in publisher's original blue composition leather with the covers and spine stamped in gilt. Five raised bands on the spine. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers.

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The Call

John Hersey

1987-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Call

John Hersey

Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1985. Hardcover. Fine/None. Hardcover. Signed on tipped-in page. Navy blue gold stamped leatherette boards with gilt lettering on spine and gilt edges, decorative end pages with silk place ribbon.Tight unread copy. No dust jacket as issued. Illustrated by William Harmuth.

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The Call - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Hersey, John

Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library. As New. 1985. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Full-Leather. A special Limited first edition/first printing, preceding the trade edition. SIGNED by author John Hersey, unread As New condition; A portrait of life in China as seen by an American missionary from 1906 until the 1950s. John Hersey was the son of a China missionary and probes deeply and seriously into the life, times, and mind of a China missionary. This outstanding book is bound in genuine leather and features gilded, sewn in pages and ribbon marker, simply superb quality, Franklin Library at its best .

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The Call - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Hersey, John

Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library. Fine. 1985. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Full-Leather. A special Limited first edition/first printing preceding the trade edition. Unread Fine condition, SIGNED by author John Hersey; A portrait of life in China as seen by an American missionary from 1906 until the 1950s. John Hersey was the son of a China missionary and probes deeply and seriously into the life, times, and mind of a China missionary. This outstanding book is bound in genuine leather wwith raised bands and features gilded sewn-in pages with a satin marker. Simply superb quality; Franklin Library at its best .

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The Call

John Hersey

Knopf, 1985. First Trade Edition. Told in the form of a fictional biography, this account of the life and vocation of David Treadup, a New York farm boy who becom/very good. First Trade EditionBook in very good condition with good dust jacket Told in the form of a fictional biography, this account of the life and vocation of David Treadup, a New York farm boy who becomes a missionary to China, portrays the complex fascinating history of China in this century.

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The Call

John Hersey

First Trade Edition Book in very good condition with good dust jacket. Told in the form of a fictional biography, this account of the life and vocation of David Treadup, a New York farm boy who becomes a missionary to China, portrays the complex fascinating history of China in this century

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THE CALL

Hersey, John

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1985. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0394543319 . Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Spine is slightly concave, as is typical with thicker volumes. Stated Trade First Edition. ; 2 x 9 x 6.2 Inches; 701 pages; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .

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The Call - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Hersey, John

Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library. As New. 1985. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Full-Leather. A special Limited first edition preceding the trade edition, SIGNED by author John Hersey. Unread As New condition, never taken out of its original shrink-wrap; A portrait of life in China as seen by an American missionary from 1906 until the 1950s. John Hersey was the son of a China missionary and probes deeply and seriously into the life, times, and mind of a China missionary. This outstanding book is bound in genuine leather and features gilded, sewn in pages and ribbon marker, simply superb quality, Franklin Library at its best .

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The Call - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Hersey, John

Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library. Fine. 1985. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Full-Leather. A special Limited first edition/first printing preceding the trade edition. Unread Fine condition, SIGNED by author John Hersey, only a few minute scrapes to gilded pages separate this copy from being As New; A portrait of life in China as seen by an American missionary from 1906 until the 1950s. John Hersey was the son of a China missionary and probes deeply and seriously into the life, times, and mind of a China missionary. This outstanding book is bound in genuine leather wwith raised bands and features gilded sewn-in pages with a satin marker. Simply superb quality; Franklin Library at its best .

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The Call

HERSEY, John

Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1985. Hardcover. Illustrations by Herbert Tauss. Small 4to. Full dark blue calf with gilt lettering and decorations. 697pp. All edges gilt. 5 color illustrations, map, sewn-in blue satin page marker, marbled endpapers. Near fine. A tight and handsome first of this edition, one of an unspecified limited edition signed by Hersey in blue ballpoint on an inner flyleaf. Historical fiction involving missionaries in China.

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The Call

John Hersey

Knopf, 1985-03-12. 1st trade ed. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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The Call.; Illustrated by Herbert Tauss

Hersey, John

Franklin Library, 1985. Hardcover. Near new, fresh unused condition, covers bright, text clean & binding tight. First Edition, signed by author, 697pp.

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The Call

Hersey, John

Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1985. First signed limited edition with a special message from the author. Illustrated by Herbert Tauss. 1 vols. 8vo. Navy decorated full leather, a.e.g. Mint. Tauss, Herbert. First signed limited edition with a special message from the author. Illustrated by Herbert Tauss. 1 vols. 8vo.

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The Call

Hersey, John

Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1985. 701 pages, 8vo. The Franklin Library. This limited first edition has been privately printed and personally signed by John Hersey, exclusively for members of The Signed First Edition Society. Dark blue full-leather with gilt lettering and design on front and back covers, gilt page edges. Five raised bands along spine. Includes a special message for the first edition by John Hersey. Also includes in-laid letter from The Franklin Library, Joseph Sloves (publisher), to the collector. Black ribbon bookmark. Notes, and index of Chinese Names. Volume is in exceptional condition. Mint. Tightly bound, with very clean and crisp pages.. Signed By Author. First Edition. Leather. Mint. Illus. by Tauss, Herbert.

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The Call

Hersey, John

Knopf. Hardcover. 0394543319 New Condition. . New.

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The Call

John Hersey

1985-06-04. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Call

Hersey, John

Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library/Signed Limited First Editions Society, 1985. 690pp+notes+glossary+author biog.pg. Satin ribbon marker. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Clean copy. This book may require additional postage due to weight.. Signed by the Author on the Flyleaf. Signed Limited First Edition. Full Leather,raised bands/gilt. Vg/None Issued. Illus. by Illustrated By Herbert Tauss. Fat Heavy Octavo. Franklin Library.

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THE CALL

HERSEY, John. (TAUSS, Herbert)

HERSEY, John. THE CALL [A Novel]. Illustrated by Herbert Tauss. Franklin Center, Pennsylvania:: The Franklin Library,, 1985. First edition, limited to an unspecified quantity of copies signed by John Hersey, and with a special two-page introduction by Hersey (not found in the Knopf trade edition). . Bottom edge of binding has few small soil spots, else a fine copy. . Octavo, full dark blue leather stamped in gold, pp. xii, 700, illustrated, all edges gilt.

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The Call

Hersey, John

Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library. Fine. 1985. 1st Edition Thus; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Signed edition. Full leather binding with gilt lettering and decorations. This book is in Fine condition. "John Richard Hersey (June 17, 1914 – March 24, 1993) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American writer and journalist considered one of the earliest practitioners of the so-called New Journalism, in which storytelling techniques of fiction are adapted to non-fiction reportage. [1] Hersey's account of the aftermath of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, was adjudged the finest piece of American journalism of the 20th century by a 36-member panel associated with New York University's journalism department" "The Call is a novel published in 1985 by the American writer John Hersey. The novel, which is in the form of a fictionalized biography with letters and excerpts from Treadup's journal, presents the experience of David Treadup, an American Protestant missionary in China during the first half of the twentieth century. As the novel progresses, and China undergoes Japanese invasion and communist revolution, Treadup reconsiders whether his efforts to help China were useful and questions the usefulness of the Christian mission." ; Signed by Author .

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The Call (Signed 1st Printing)

John Hersey

U.S.A.: Knopf, 1985. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. A near-fine copy in a fine unclipped dustjacket. This copy is signed by John Hersey on the title page--signature only. A tight and clean copy in mint condition--except for a slight remainder mark to the bottom page edge--with the just slightly toned --but still fine dustjacket protected in a new acrylic covering.

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The Call

John Hersey

1986-07-09. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Call: An American Missionary In China, (A Novel)

John. Hersey

Knopf, NY, January 1985. Hardcover. Good - Cash. General use wear to the surface, edges, corners and ends. Text has underlining and/or notations. Dust jacket has heavy wear, chipping, tears, and missing pieces. Stock photos may not look exactly like the book.

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THE CALL: An American Missionary In China By JOHN HERSEY 1985 First Trade Edition

JOHN HERSEY

NY: ALFRED A. KNOPF, 1985. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. TITLE: THE CALL: An American Missionary In China By JOHN HERSEY 1985 First Trade Edition AUTHOR: JOHN HERSEY PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) / COPYRIGHT: ALFRED A. KNOPF, NY 1985 EDITION: First Edition with 'FIRST TRADE EDITION' stated ISBN: 0394543319 CATEGORY: Adventure, Religion, First Edition BINDING/COVER: Hardback with dust jacket COLOR: BLUE SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 701 pages. CONDITION: The dust jacket is in fine condition; the original $19.95 price is still on the front flap; there are no chips, wrinkles, or tears present. The book is in fine condition. Book is without marks or writings, pages are clean and book is tight and sturdy. All the pages are present in book. This book is in collectible condition. Fine/Fine dust jacket condition. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: An American Missionary In China. There is a newspaper ad on the History of China Civilization inserted with the book. COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid, book(s) will ship immediately to customer (it's on the way), you are welcome to email about shipment date! REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCodePrc E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: RSTC 007871 .

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The Call

Hersey, John

SIGNED, FIRST EDITION THUS, FIRST PRINTING. Limited Edition for The Franklin Library collection of "The 100 Greatest Books of All Time", 1985. Signed by Hersey on a bound-in signature page. Navy Blue Leather Bound with Gilt Decorations and Lettering. All Gilt Text Edges, Marbled Endpapers and attached Ribbon Bookmark. Text Clean, no marks. Binding Tight and Square. Not ex-library. Books are Carefully Packed and Shipped Daily with USPS Tracking from Dry, Smoke-Free shop. Complete Satisfaction Guaranteed.

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The Call.

HERSEY, John.

The Franklin Library. Good. 1985. Hardcover. A Good Read ships from Toronto and Niagara Falls, NY - customers outside of North America please allow two to three weeks for delivery. Signed by author on ffep. Large patch of gilt rubbed away on top edge. Blue leather binding. ; Signed by Author .

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The Call

Hersey, John

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library, 1985. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Tauss, Herbert. Stated Limited First Edition. Signed By The Author On Tipped In Page. The Book Is Bound In Blue Leather With Gilt Lettering And Decoration. Five Raised Bands. All Edges Gilt. Bound In Marker Ribbon. Marbled Endpapers.

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The Call

Hersey, John

Knopf. Hardcover. 0394543319 . New.

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The Call [Hardcover]

Hersey, John

the hardcover stated Knopf First Edition from 1985. Other than a back cardholder flyleaf (ex libris), both the mylar-covered DJ and the book are in positively excellent condition. There are no rips, tears, etc.---and the pages and binding are tight as a drumVery Good

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The Call (Author Signed)

Hersey, John

Franklin Library. LEATHER BOUND. B000ZUDOB2 Signed. Publisher Certificate of Authenticity included. Franklin Library Signed First Edition. Book bound in full leather. Raised bands on spine, silk ribbon marker, and gilded page edges. Perfect condition. . Fine.

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THE CALL

Hersey, John

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo; 701 pages .

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THE CALL

Hersey, John

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1985. 697 pages. The true first edition, limited and signed by John Hersey. Full blue leather decorated in gilt; all edges gilt; beautiful marbled endpapers. The book is in as new condition.. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. First Edition. Hardcover. Collectible-Fine/No Dust Jacket as Issued. Illus. by Herbert Tauss. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Leather.

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THE CALL

Hersey, John

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1985. 697 pages. The true first edition, limited and signed by John Hersey. Full blue leather decorated in gilt; all edges gilt; beautiful marbled endpapers. This limited first edition has been privately printed, and personally signed by John Hersey, excusively for memebers of "The Signed First Edition Society.". SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. First Edition. Hardcover. Collectible-Fine/No Dust Jacket as Issued. Illus. by Herbert Tauss. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Leather.

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THE CALL

Hersey, John

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1985. (14), 697 pages. Full blue leather decorated in gilt. Signed by Hersey on the first blank page. "This limited first edition has been privately printed, and personall signed by John Hersey, exclusively for members of The Signed First Edition Society.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket as Issued. Illus. by Herbert Tauss. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Leather.

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The Call - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Hersey, John

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1985. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. A Fine first printing of the first edition in alike dust-jacket; A portrait of life in China as seen by an American missionary from 1906 until the 1950s. John Hersey was the son of a China missionary and probes deeply and seriously into the life, times, and mind of a China missionary .

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The Call

Hersey, John

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Knopf, 1985. 1st Edition . Hardcover. As New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First Edition, Second Printing Before Publication stated, no writing, marks, underlining, or bookplates. No remainder marks. Spine is tight and crisp. Boards are flat and true and the corners are square. Dust jacket is not price-clipped. This collectible, "AS NEW" condition first edition is protected with a polyester archival dust jacket cover. Beautiful collectible copy. GIFT QUALITY

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The Call (Signed)

John Hersey

The Signed First Edition Society, 1985-01-01. Hardcover. LikeNew. .

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The Call

Hersey, John

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. WYSIWYG pricing--no added shipping charge for standard shipping within USA. Dark blue cloth, silver foil titles & device with small orange foil decorations, endpaper maps, [4], viii, 701, [3] pp, index. DJ shows slight edge wear; in Brodart archival cover. Hersey, who spent the first eleven years of his life in China as the son of an American missionary, evidently draws upon his own childhood to write this novel of an idealistic YMCA missionary in China during the first half of the twentieth century. Shipping weight 4 lbs. (International 3 lbs., 4 oz.). First Trade. . Fine/Near Fine. 24 X 16½ cm.

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The Call

Hersey, John

Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library [Signed First Edition Society]. 1985. First Edition. F, a tight solid sound beautiful copy. ; 8vo, dark blue genuine leather, gilt dec. Covers, gilt dec. Spine with gilt lettering, raised bands spine, all page edges gilt, marbled eps, attached ribbon place marker, 697pp. , notes, index, plus map. This is a SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION. .

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The Call

Hersey, John

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. Perhaps John Hersey's magnus opus. this book is from the estate of Twin Cities collector, Grace Reiter; it is unmarked except for her embossed name.. First Trade. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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The Call : An American Missionary in China, a Novel (SIGNED)

Hersey, John

Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. Book. Fine. Hard Cover with Dustjacket. Signed by Author(s). First Trade Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Hardcover with dustjacket : fine / fine minus. Jacket in mylar protector. Inscribed and signed by author on title page..

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The Call.

Hersey, John.

Franklin Library, 1985. First Edition. Fine. Signed by the author.

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The Call (Author Signed)

Hersey, John

Franklin Library. LEATHER BOUND. B000ZUDOB2 . New.

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