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Fowles, John
Jonathan Cape, London. London: Jonathan Cape, 1963. 1st Edition. Hardcover. True First Edition in Black Boards. Crown 8vo, pp. 283. An exception copy of what is likely the original trial or advance binding preceding the usual brown cloth. In all likelihood a miniscule number of these black cloth bindings were distributed. Judging from the handful that have turned up over the last decade, perhaps as few as a couple of dozen. A fine copy in a very fine, bright price-clipped dustwrapper [All copies of the black binding have had their wrappers price-clipped]. Curiously there is the slightest variance in ink colour in the dustwrapper of this issue, more cyan & less magenta perhaps but there it is, none-the-less. Likely a function of the earliest part of the press run being responsible for the variation. A very fine exceptional copy of Fowles's breakthrough novel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library [Montreal, QC, Canada]

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