A Prayer for Owen Meany
NY, Morrow, (1989). The trade publisher's limited edition of what may be Irving's best-loved book (a substantial claim for a book by the author of The World According to Garp), a part of which was the basis for the movie Simon Birch. Copy No. 127 of 250 numbered copies signed by the author. Fine in an acetate dustwrapper and slipcase, and still in the publisher's original shrinkwrap. There was also a Franklin Library edition, which preceded the publisher's editions -- and was, in effect, a subscription book club edition -- and a signed limited edition of 795 copies produced by the Book of the Month Club, but this edition is the scarcest of them and, by virtue of being the publisher's limited edition, the most desirable. [#032784] SOLD

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