New York: Franklin Library, 1993. Hardcover. Limited edition. A fine book in leather binding with gilt edge pages. A limited edition, signed by the author, from the Signed First Edition Society. Correct first edition of this novel by the author of Goodbye Columbus. Still in original shrinkwrap. From the publisher: "Philip Roth confronts his double, an impostor whose self-appointed task is to lead the Jews out of Israel and back to Europe, a Moses in reverse and a monstrous nemesis to the "real" Philip Roth." Signed by the author on the title page.
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New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1974. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Minor bumping to the head and foot of the dust jacket. A beautiful copy with none of the toning often found on the white rear panel. A quite a nice copy of the author's second book. Co-winner of the National Book Award and the basis for the movie Who Will Stop the Rain. Signed by the author on a bookplate laid into the book.
New York: Harper & Row, 1967. 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.
New York: Little, Brown and Co., 1971. Limited edition. A fine book in a fine jacket. ††Price of $19.95 on the front flap. A limited edition (designated as 25th printing) for the friends of the author and the publisher Little, Brown and Co. and issued to coincide with the release of an ABC network television miniseries. Signed by the author on the publisher's limitation page. A bright and tight copy of this large book, weighing in at 885 pages.† The first of Wouk's two epic novels of World War II. ††Signed copies of this first installment have become quite uncommon.