O'HARA, JOHN. 1905-1970. Appointment in Samarra. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1934).

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O'HARA, JOHN. 1905-1970.
Appointment in Samarra. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1934).

Sold for US$ 1,211 inc. premium
O'HARA, JOHN. 1905-1970.
Appointment in Samarra. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1934).
8vo. Publisher's errata slip tipped at dedication page. Publisher's smooth black cloth, lettered in gilt, original pictorial dust-jacket, custom cloth clamshell box, with morocco title label to spine, subtle professional restoration to extremities of jacket.
Provenance: "Miss Beirne" (Publisher's "Presentation Copy" bookplate to paste-down).

FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE JACKET, OF AUTHOR'S FIRST AND GREATEST BOOK. "If you want to read a book by a man who knows exactly what he is writing about and has written it marvelously well, read Appointment in Samarra" (Ernest Hemingway, "Old Newsman Writes," Esquire, December, 1934). A fine copy in a bright jacket. Bruccoli A2.1.a.
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