The World According to Garp
NY, Dutton, (1978). The first issue uncorrected proof copy, in mustard-colored wrappers. The promotional sheet laid into the proof begins: "We invite you to read one of the finest novels Dutton has ever published," a view that the critical and commercial success of Garp seems to have borne out. Because there was a widely distributed advance reading copy (reported to have been printed in an edition of 1500 copies -- a huge number, in those days, for a literary novel), copies of the proof, which is earlier than the ARC, are extremely scarce. There was also a later issue proof, in green wrappers. This is the earliest printed version of one of the landmark novels of the 1970s. Fine. [#032781] SOLD
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