The Hunt For Red October

by Clancy, Tom

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. 

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The first edition has no statement of printing on the copyright page. The dust jacket of the first printing does not have a price on the flap, making it easy to confuse a first edition with a book club edition. However, the book club edition is smaller than the first printing, which should be 9 1/4 inches tall. Additionally, the book club edition has only 12 lines of text on the copyright page while the first printing has 18 lines and both the back of the book and jacket should have the ISBN printed on them. Copies in fine condition might fetch around $300-400, and $800+ if signed.

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by Clancy, Tom

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1984
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Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1984. First edition. First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good +. 387pp. 8vo. Red cloth on boards with gilt lettering. Book is straight and relatively tight. Dust jacket has no price, ISBN is on lower right corner of jacket rear, six blurbs from Jack Higgins, Joseph Wambaugh, Clive Cussler, Edw. L. Beach, John Moore,… Read more about this item
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1984
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A fine copy first printing -With all true first points ie 6 blurbs on rear panel no numbers on copywrite page 18lines near 2pound weight- No defects on book - Near fine dust jacket. Half inch tear on top of rear panel. A beautiful copy and dust jacket.
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1984
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I acquired this book and shortly thereafter Clancy was in Chicago for signing Red Rabbit. I stood in line with about 10 or 12 books for his signature for about 2 hours when they announced a limit of 5 books to sign due to the line of people. Then, his sharpie leaked on his hands and I was… Read more about this item
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1984
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First edition with Clancy's signature tipped in (see image). Red cloth with silver lettering on spine and LATER printing dustjacket. Silver ISBN to rear board. Hammer and sickle blindstamp to front cover. Copyright is 18 lines. Wear to corners, but otherwise a nice copy with no previous owners' names. Guarantee of Authenticity paper addressed from Solar Stamps is attached. 6.25… Read more about this item
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by Clancy, Tom

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1984
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Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1984. First Edition; Fifth Printing. Hardcover. Book condition is Very Good; with a Very Good dust jacket. Edgewear to jacket, including a few tears. Razor cut to jacket at rear panel. Owner writing fills FFEP. Text is unmarked. ; 9.06 X 6.06 X 1.10 inches; 387 pages.
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by Tom Clancy

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1984
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Hardcover
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Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.A.: Naval Inst Press, 1984. First Edition 4th Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. 1984 Naval Institute Press First edition, 4th printing of Clancy's first novel. The hardback is in Fine condition and the dustjacket in Very Good condition. A gorgeous copy with no bumps at the spine ends. The unclipped DJ shows minor wear at the… Read more about this item
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The Hunt for Red October

by Tom Clancy

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The Hunt for Red October ( SIGNED by Tom Clancy & Alec Baldwin )
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First edition first printing
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1984
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Hardcover
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9780870212857
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First edition first printing of first novel by Tom Clancy and first novel in the Jack Ryan series. Inscribed by Tom Clancy on the half title page. It says "To Hub Thanks to an early fan Tom Clancy." Made into the 1990 movie starring Alec Baldwin as Jack Ryan. SIGNED by Alec Baldwin on the title page at the 2023… Read more about this item
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The Hunt for Red October: A Novel

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First Edition
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1984
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Hardcover
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9780870212857
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Naval Institute Press, 1984. First Edition. hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good+. 100x20x145. Signed. We're happy to combine shipping to save you some money. We're also always buying collectible book collections. Contact us for details. We're happy to provide pictures of any and all books for you, please just ask! Signed & Inscribed "To Capt. ?Jack?? Meyer,… Read more about this item
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The Hunt for Red October

by Tom Clancy

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1984
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9780870212857
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The Hunt for Red October: A Novel (Signed)
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1984-10-01
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Naval Institute Press, 1984-10-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 9x6x1. Signed. Inscribed by Tom Clancy on half title page. Hardcover and dust jacket. Small tear to jacket. Good binding and cover. Foxing to edges. Pages unmarked. 387 p., 24 cm. *Autographed by author.* <br> "Absolutely terrific: entertaining, suspenseful and masterfully written! superlative." - The Washington Times
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1984
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Naval Institute, 1984. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. True first edition, with all first issue points, including correct blurbs on the back panel and 18 lines on the copyright page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Housed in a slipcase.
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1984
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Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1984. Hardcover. Fine. Third printing. A fine copy in a fine unclipped dustwrapper. Inscribed by Clancy to Mike Holburn, and with another inscription to "Mike, Merry Christmas". .
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The Hunt for Red October

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1984
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Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1984. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. BOOK NEAR FINE/DUSTJACKET NEAR FINE. 8vo - over 7¾"" - 9¾"" tall. Signed by Author. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on a special, decorative bookplate. A VERY CLEAN, ATTRACTIVE COPY WITH A BRIGHT, BEAUTIFUL DUSTJACKET IN NEW, GLOSSY BRODART. NO PREVIOUS OWNER MARKINGS. … Read more about this item
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1984
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Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1984 First printing of the first edition. A short closed tear to upper back cover, else book and dust jacket in fine condition.
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1984
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1984
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9780870212857
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Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.A.: Naval Inst Press, 1984 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Near Fine Book with VG + DJ. Printed in limited run by the Naval Institute Press. First Edition. Uniformly colored red cloth, silver spine lettering, submarine, hammer and sickle in blind on the front. 8 endorsements on back of DJ. Price cut. ISBN 0870212850 in silver… Read more about this item
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1984
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Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1984. First. hardcover. fine/fine. 8vo, red cloth, d.w. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, (1984). First Edition. Fine.<br/> <br/> First issue of both the book and the dust wrapper, with all the points: 18 lines of text on copyright page, no price on d.w., 6 blurbs on back panel, the third being by Cussler and the… Read more about this item
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The Hunt for Red October: A Novel

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1984
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Hardcover
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9780870212857
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Naval Institute Press. A beautiful clean hardcover copy in good condition, lightly shaken, former owners name printed neatly in ink on front endpaper. DJ in very good condition, with tiny closed tear to front, now in protective mylar cover. Signed by author. . Good. Hardcover. 1984.
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1984
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9780870212857
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