New York: Scribner, (2014). First Edition. Hardcover. First printing, octavo size, 538 pp., signed by Anthony Doerr. Near fine / near fine. Item #18060701
Anthony Doerr's (b. 1973) novel tells the intertwining stories of a blind French girl and a German boy in occupied France during World War II; first published in 2014, the book won both the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction in 2015.
The book was included in Powell's "Indiespensable" selection, signed by the author and in a lovely slipcase, but does not have the booklet containing the author interview.
___DESCRIPTION: Quarter light blue cloth with blue cloth boards, black lettering on the spine, dark blue endpapers; octavo size (9.25" by 6.25"), pagination: [i-vii] [1-2] 3-531, signed by Anthony Doerr on the title page. In a pictorial paper dust jacket with white and yellow lettering on the front panel and spine, with reviews of the book on the rear panel, a description of the book on the front flap, and author photo and bio on the rear flap; the dust jacket is unclipped with the original price of $27.00 on the front flap. Housed in a slipcase covered in light blue cloth, with blue lettering on the spine and blue decoration on the rear board.
___CONDITION: Volume is near fine, with clean boards, straight corners with no rubbing, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; one very small (one-eighth-inch) closed tear to the head of the spine, else fine. The dust jacket is near fine also, unclipped, clean with bright colours, without wear but for a slight amount of rubbing to the head of the spine and top of the rear panel. The slipcase is fine, strong and sturdy, clean with the hint of a stray mark or two, without wear.
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