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The Eighth Day

By Wilder, Thornton




Thornton Niven Wilder was an American playwright and novelist. He received three Pulitzer Prizes and won the National Book Award in 1968 for his famous novel, The Eighth Day. The story is set in a mining town in southern Illinois in the early 1900’s. John Ashley, a gifted engineer as well as an accused murderer, has been sentenced to death for the shooting of his best friend during their friendly weekly rifle practice. His flight to freedom comes on the eve of his execution and the mystery continues to haunt the victim’s young wife and children. The book moves forward and backward in time to explore the reactions of the community and of the family to the bizarre events that transpire. A beautifully written family sage by one of America’s most epic authors.


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The Eighth Day [Inscribed Association Copy]

WILDER, Thornton

NY: Harper. (1967). The three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning (Our Town, The Skin of Our Teeth, The Bridge of San Luis Rey) author's National Book Award winning novel. Inscribed by the author: "For JEAN and WALTER with deep regard and affection ever/ Thornton/ March 21, 1967." As with another copy of this book that was inscribed by Wilder on the same day, the recipients names are filled in in what appears to be a child's hand, while the inscription itself is in Wilder's small cursive. We are unaware of the point of this. We do know that Wilder was in New York on this date, and that he had reason to behold the Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Walter Kerr and his wife, the writer Jean Kerr (of Please Don't Eat the Daisies fame) with deep regard and affection: Walter Kerr lauded Wilder's work repeatedly in the 1960s, from his off-Broadway work ("the very special voice of Thornton Wilder...the homely, jaunty, gently poetic sound of it..."), to the cultural phenomenon that was Hello, Dolly!, which was based on Wilder's The Matchmaker. This is conjecture on our part, but suffice it to say we could not come up with another New York Jean and Walter that would fit the bill here. Regardless, an undeniably gorgeous, inscribed copy of a National Book Award winner: fine in a fine dust jacket. Unless otherwise noted, our first editions are first printings. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

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Price: $1,500.00


THE EIGHTH DAY

WILDER, Thornton

NY: Harper & Row, 1967. First Edition. 8vo, pp. 435. One of 500 copies printed on special paper, specially bound and signed by the author. This is copy # 2, with the bookplate of Cass Canfield, a publisher's greeting card (signed "Evan" and "Cass" laid in and a nice inscription on the title page by the author: "For Cass (in red) who has followed and encouraged this work from the beginning - with a long admiration and indebtedness and friendship. Ever devotedly Thornton New York, March 21, 1967" A fine copy in publisher's box. Inscribed from the author to his editor at Harper. Canfield was interested in the young author, who, at the time, was under contract with Boni and Liveright. It was Canfield who brought him to Harper. Evan (Thompson) was Cass's valued associate at Harper. Other than an inscribed copy to Wilder's wife, this is probably the most valued association copy one could get of Wilder's last novel. A novel which begins as a murder mystery and ends a long meditation on the meaning of life.

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Price: $418.00


The Eighth Day

Wilder, Thornton

NY: Harper & Row. Fine with no dust jacket. 1967. First Edition. Hardcover. Blue cloth with paper spine label, TEG. Limited edition #16/500 signed by Wilder to the limitation page. Spine panel very faintly sunned (almost imperceptible) , paper spine label slightly wrinkled from its glue. An acetate jacket covers this book which is in fine condition, appears unread, and it is housed in the publisher's mildly toned slipcase. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author .

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Price: $249.99


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The Eighth Day

WILDER, Thornton

NY: Harper & Row. (1967). Inscribed by Wilder to Cheryl Crawford, "ever affectionately," and dated March 21, 1967, in New York. As with another copy of this book that was inscribed on the same day, the recipient's name is filled in in what appears to be a child's hand. Laid into this copy is a six-page typescript of Wilder's 1918 playlet "Nascuntur Poetae [Poets are Born]." The book has apparent smoke damage to the upper edges; only a fair copy, lacking the dust jacket. The typescript appears to be a carbon copy; folded in thirds; near fine. Unless otherwise noted, our first editions are first printings. First Edition. Hardcover. Fair.

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Price: $200.00


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The Eighth Day [Signed and Numbered]

Wilder, Thornton

New York: Harper & Row, 1967. First Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Fine/Fine. A crime novel about a murder, written late in Wilder's career, and winner of the National Book Award in 1968. First edition (first printing). A fine copy in a fine example of the clear plastic dust jacket. Signed by the author--copy 301 of 500 in the limited edition. This copy is still sealed in the original box, which is dented at one corner. Of course, since your cataloguer has not opened the box, it's impossible to say for sure what the condition is, but an unopened copy is likely to be superlative. *** Why don't you buy it and find out. If you are unhappy with it, you can send it back for a refund. First Edition

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Price: $187.50


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The Eighth Day

Wilder, Thornton

New York: Harper & Row, 1967. First edition, one of 500 signed copies. 1 vols. 8vo. Blue Cloth, spine slightly faded. In Original box. First edition, one of 500 signed copies. 1 vols. 8vo.

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Price: $150.00


The Eighth Day

WILDER, Thornton

New York: Harper & Row, 1967. Limited. hardcover. fine. 8vo, blue cloth, paper spine label. N.Y.: Harper & Row, (1967). Limited First Edition. Fine, in near fine slipcase. With the heavy acetate dust wrapper. One of 500 signed copies.

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The Eighth Day

Thornton Wilder

Harper & Row, 1967-01-01. Hardcover. Good. 8.0000 inches 5.6000 inches. First Edition / First Printing as identified with ""1"" in the full number line. Signed by author!.

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Price: $135.00


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The Eighth Day

Wilder, Thornton

Harper & Row, NY, 1967. Book Club edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "In the early summer of 1902 John Barrington Ashley of Coaltown, a small mining center in Southern Illinois, was tried for the murder of Breckenridge Lansing, also of Coaltown. He was found guilty and sentenced to death. Five days later, at one in the morning of Tuesday, July 22, he escaped from his guards on the train that was carrying him to his execution." and that begins 'The Eighth Day'. Wilder excels at showing the great complexity of the human spirit. This book is at once haunting and a demonstration of great compassion. Increasingly scarce. There is a protective mylar cover. Book Club Edition.

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The Eighth Day

Wilder, Thornton

New York: Harper & Row, [1967] One of 500 copies, signed by the author. Cloth. Octavo. Fine in acetate dust jacket. In publisher's slipcase. Slipcase a bit faded.

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Price: $125.00


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The Eighth Day: A Novel

Thornton Wilder

2007-01-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $109.79


The Eighth Day: A Novel (First Edition with Dust Jacket)

Wilder, Thornton (1897-1975)

New York, Evanston, and London: Harper & Row, 1967. STATED FIRST EDITION. With the First Edition dust jacket (price $6.95 and date "0367"). Full two toned black and blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Previous owner's siganture on front free endpage and on the flyleaf. Jacket is in excellent condition with a half inch closed tear to the top back and another to the front bottom. Top & bottom of spine slightly rubbed. Overall a EXCELLENT book in a VERY GOOD PLUS dust jacket.. First Edition. Full Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover.

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Price: $101.25


The Eighth Day [Hardcover]

Thornton Wilder

You are on the hardcover stated Harper First Edition from 1967. Other than a clip at the top of the front flyleaf, both the cover and the book are in excellent condition---there are no rips, tears, markings, etc---and the pages and binding are tight (see photo). **Note: All books listed as FIRST EDITIONS are stated by the publisher in words or number lines--or--only stated editions that include only the publisher and publication date. Check my feedback to see that I sell exactly as I describe. So bid soon for this magnificent, impossible-to-find LITERARY COLLECTIBLE.Very Good

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Price: $100.00


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The Eighth Day

WILDER, Thornton

New York: Harper & Row, 1967. Limited edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. Limited edition. A fine book in blue cloth binding. A specially, limited edition, issued without a dust jacket, but with a heavy acetate jacket which is present. One of 500 copies, this being #313. With the original publisher's slipcase in very good condition with some soiling to the edges and some sunning to the spine. This is one of Wilder's last novels and it was awarded the National Book Award. Wilder bibliographers call this "a tale set in a mining town in southern Illinois about two families blasted apart by the apparent murder of one father by the other. The miraculous escape of the accused killer, John Ashley, on the eve of his execution, and his subsequent flight to freedom trigger a powerful story tracing the fates of all those whose lives are forever changed by the tragedy." Signed by the author on the limitation page.

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THE EIGHTH DAY

Wilder, Thornton

New York: Harper, 1967. Gilt cloth and boards. First edition, presentation issue. One of an unspecified number of copies with a special colophon, noting they are "reserved for friends of the Author and the House." Top edge slightly dusty, otherwise about fine in chipped glassine wrapper.

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Price: $85.00


The Eighth Day

Thornton Wilder

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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Price: $81.59


Eighth Day

Thornton Wilder

1979-08-01. 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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Price: $81.38


The Eighth Day

Thornton Wilder

Harper & Row, 1967 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. This copy of The Eighth Day may be of different origins than the dust jacket. The book states, "FIRST EDITION", the dj states " book of the month club selection. NF/ VG. Light blue buckram boards with dark blue at spine. Gilt titles to spine. PO's signature and date (April 14, 1967) otherwise a clean, tight copy. DJ has chipping and small tear to top and bottom of spine. National Book Award Winner by a Pulitzer Prize winning author. Murder in a coal mining town in Illinois, in 1902..

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Eighth Day

Thornton Wilder

1989-12-01. 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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Price: $79.17


THE EIGHTH DAY

Thornton Wilder

2009-05-06. 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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Price: $77.97


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The Eighth Day

Thornton Wilder

1976-02-01. 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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Price: $77.76


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The Eighth Day

WILDER, Thornton

New York: Harper & Row, 1967. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Fine in a nearly fine dustwrapper with very light wear at the spine ends and corners. Advance Review Copy with publisher's material laid in including a photo of the author.

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Price: $70.00


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The Eighth Day

Wilder, Thornton

Amereon Ltd. Hardcover. 0848806697 New Condition. . New.

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Price: $69.99


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The Eighth Day: A Novel (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)

Wilder, Thornton

Harper Perennial Modern Classics. PAPERBACK. 0060088915 New Condition. . New.

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The Eighth Day

Thornton Wilder

Amereon Ltd, 1998-12-01. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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The Eighth Day : A Novel

Wilder, Thornton

New York: Harper & Row, 1967. 8vo. Cloth. 374 p. Considered one of Wilder's finest novels, the story is set in Coaltown, Illinois in 1902 with a murder, trial, conviction, death sentence, and escape. Minor edgewear. Dustjacket shows minor shelfwear. Near fine in very good dustjacket in mylar cover.. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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The Eighth Day : A Novel

Wilder, Thornton

New York: Harper & Row, 1967. New York: Harper & Row, 1967. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. 374 p. Considered one of Wilder's finest novels, the story is set in Coaltown, Illinois in 1902 with a murder, trial, conviction, death sentence, and escape. Near fine in very good dust jacket, protected with an archival-quality mylar cover.. First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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THE EIGHTH DAY

Wilder, Thornton

NY: Atlantic Monthly Press Book, 1967. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/Very Good/No Dustjacket. Type: Book 1967/1st Edition/No Dustjacket/435 Pages. Blue And Black Cloth With Gold Lettering. Light age/use. Pages and endpapers are clean. Binding leans slightly. Binding and hinges are strong.

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Price: $60.00


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The eighth day

WILDER, Thornton (Madison 1897 - Hamden 1975)

New York, Evanston, and London: Harper e Row, , 1967. Rilegato tela, sovracoperta (cloth, dust jacket). Ottimo (Fine). A novel. 8vo. pp. 436. Ottimo (Fine). Prima edizione (First Edition, First Printing).

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Price: € 49.50
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The Eighth Day: A Novel

Wilder, Thornton

Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2017. Softcover. New. Printed Pages: 0. The Eighth Day: A Novel Wilder, Thornton

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The Eighth Day

Thornton Wilder

Harpercollins, 1969-06. Paperback. Good.

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The Eighth Day (Special Edition)

Wilder, Thornton

New York: Harper & Row, 1967. First edition. Cloth. Fine/very good. 8vo. 435 pp. Stated first edition. A novel by the author of The Bridge at San Luis Rey. This is one of the copies from a special edition reserved for friends of the Author and the House. A fine copy in very good unprinted delicate cello dustwrapper with some chips and tears at spine crown.

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Price: $50.00


The Eighth Day

Wilder, Thornton

New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1967. First Edition. Hardcover. Light blue cloth with silver lettering on spine. Slight softening to spine ends and mild soiling to cloth. A near fine copy in fine dustjacket with a hint of wear. Winner of the 1968 National Book Award. ; Octavo.

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Price: $50.00


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THE EIGHTH DAY

Wilder, Thornton

1967 . Wilder, Thornton. THE EIGHTH DAY. NY: Harper & Row, c1967. First Edition. 435pp. 8vo. VG+ in lightly worn d/w $45.00

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The Eighth Day

Thornton Wilder

This is in good condition; mylar binding A very interesting story and backstory. Some wear on the rim of the book. ***First Edition!*** 1967

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The Eighth Day

WILDER, Thornton

NY: Harper & Row, 1967. in VG+ dustwrapper. D.W. shows slight sticker removal marks near the price and book shows a bit of wear to extremes. Overall, bright, tight and whole. The first edition of this title by the author of the noted play "Our Town".. VG+.

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Price: $35.00


THE EIGHTH DAY

Wilder, Thornton

New York: Harper, 1967. Gilt cloth and boards. First edition. Top edge slightly dusty, tips rubbed, but very good in dust jacket with a few tiny nicks.

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The Eighth Day: A Novel

Wilder, Thornton

Harper & Row, 1967. Stated first edition. Dark blue cloth spine over lighter blue cloth boards, gilt titles, blue endpapers. Book very good plus with slight slant to spine and review copy slip laid in. DJ fair only, with significant loss of 2" at head of spine, 1" at heel, 2" at top back panel. Price of $6.95 still present. 435 pp.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. Book.

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The Eighth Day - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Wilder, Thornton

New York: Harper & Row. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1967. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. Slight shelf wear, jacket price clipped; .

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The Eighth Day - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Wilder, Thornton

New York: Harper & Row. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1967. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. Fine in price-clipped dust-jacket; .

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The Eighth Day

Wilder, Thornton

Harper & Row, 1967. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st edition, few knicks on edges of Dj, else Vg/Vg.

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Price: $33.60


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The Eighth Day: A Novel

Wilder, Thornton

Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2017. Paperback. New. 8 x 5.31 cm.

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The Eighth Day

Wilder, Thornton

New York, Evanston, ET AL: Harper & Row, Publishers. Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket. 1967. Hardcover. A Very Good+ edition that has wear mostly from aging in a price-clipped Near Fine dust-jacket .

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The Eighth Day

Wilder, Thornton

Harper & Row, 1967. Book has slight lean and some minor soiling to bottom. A bit loose on top but otherwise clean and tight. DJ has toning to back, some closed tears and some edgewear and a bit of rubbing. Price clipped. In mylar.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good-. 8vo.

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The Eighth Day

Wilder, Thornton

Harper & Row, Publishers, 1967 Harper & Row, Publishers, 1967. Very Good. Harper & Row, Publishers, 1967. Very Good. This was the sixth novel from Wilder (1897 -1975), best known as the author of The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1927); The Eighth Day was a National Book Award winner. Stated first edition. Light blue cloth bound at spine in dark blue; gold lettering on spine only. No unusual wear or dirt other than a light spotting on boards and the previous owner's label on front free end page. Unclipped dj has no bumps or tears. Now Brodart covered. 435 pages.

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The Eighth Day

Wilder, Thornton

New York: Harper & Row, 1967. Bomc. Hard Cover. BOOK VERY GOOD/JACKET VERY GOOD. 8vo - over 7¾"" - 9¾"" tall. 434pp. Very clean, tight copy with a bright, attractive dustjacket.

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The eighth day

Wilder, Thornton

Harper & Row. Used - Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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Price: $28.35


The eighth day

Wilder, Thornton

Harper & Row. Used - Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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The eighth day

Wilder, Thornton

Harper & Row. Used - Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

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Price: $26.88


The Eighth Day

WILDER, Thornton

New York: Harper, 1967. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. First edition. Very good in an about Very good dustwrapper. Light rubs to book spine ends and corners. Dustwrapper has rubs/small chips at spine ends and corners.; Sticker shadow on front endpaper. Please Note: This book has been transferred to Between the Covers from another database and might not be described to our usual standards. Please inquire for more detailed condition information.

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Price: $26.00