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Wise Blood.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1952 - Octavo. Original yellow boards, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled and rubbed with a couple of small splits to spine ends, circulation card envelope laid down to front pastedown, inscribed note tipped-in to front free endpaper, tape residue to front free endpaper, flaps from a later edition of the book taped to rear endpaper. Overall a very good copy, internally clean, in the repaired and restored jacket. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, given by the author to the Shoenberg Library of the National Jewish Hospital in Colorado, with the library's stamp to the first blank. The copy is accompanied by a typed letter signed from O'Connor to Phillip Houtz, director of the hospital, dated 28 June 1952, informing him that the book would arrive shortly from her publishers. This is the author's landmark first book, of which only 3,000 copies were printed. This copy has the first issue jacket, with the $3.00 price and the correct setting of the front flap. [Attributes: First Edition]
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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