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Ben Joe is the only boy in a family of six sisters, Mama and Gram. He is studying for a law degree in New York when he hears his eldest sister Joanne ...Show synopsisBen Joe is the only boy in a family of six sisters, Mama and Gram. He is studying for a law degree in New York when he hears his eldest sister Joanne has left her husband and returned home with her baby girl. Out of a mixture of homesickness and duty Ben Joe returns to the home in which he has always felt like an outsider.Hide synopsis
Description:VG+ Used, Like New in VG+ jacket. PAPERBACK, VG+/VG+, Berkley,...VG+ Used, Like New in VG+ jacket. PAPERBACK, VG+/VG+, Berkley, 1986, 1 in. H x 7 in. L x 5 in. W, 5 oz. This copy has very minimal signs of use, appears to have been very lightly read, is in Excellent Condition Overall. Note: expect tanning of any paperback more than a few years old, regardless of condition.
Description:Very Good binding. Near Very Good dust jacket. Previous owner...Very Good binding. Near Very Good dust jacket. Previous owner bookplate signed by Tyler and tipped into the front hinge. Octavo. 266pp. First edition, second printing. Cloth and paper-covered boards with very light edge wear to extremities. Light spotting on front and rear boards. A few closed tears at top and bottom dustjacket covers. Digital pictures of book available upon request; no markings in text. Very Good binding / near Very Good dust jacket.
Edition: First Edition; Third Printing; Signed by Author
Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf,
Description:Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 8vo; [vi], 265,  pages A...Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 8vo; [vi], 265,  pages A handsome First Edition in its third printing from December 1964, seemingly unread in Near Fine condition, traces of sunning to edges in Very Good dust-jacket, light tanning to spine, trivial chips. From the collection of Betty Anderson, legendary art director of publisher Knopf in the late 20th century as evidenced by her (small and unobtrusive) inventory number and signature on front paste down; Pulitzer Prize winning Anne Tyler's first novel, published at age 22. The tale about Ben Joe Hawkes visiting his home, mother and five sisters in North Carolina.
Description:Fine in Near Fine jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) Fine. Dust...Fine in Near Fine jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Book Club edition of author's brilliant first novel published eight years after its original publication in 1964. A cheaper alternative for the collector who can't afford the first edition now well over a thousand dollars but who wants a hardback that looks like the first in a similar unlaminated paper dust jacket highly subject to wear. This is a beautiful copy with the tiniest bit of wear at the corners of the jacket. Signed in black ink by the author on the title page.
Description:Very Good. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964: First Edition as...Very Good. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964: First Edition as stated on the copyright page; First Printing. In original, first issue dust jacket with price of $4.95 intact on the front flap, though obscured by the remnants of a previously affixed postage stamp to that area. In Very Good condition. Clean text. Sound binding. Foxing to pages; heavier toward the front pages. Page 8 and 9 show a few small holes and insect damage. Previous owner bookplate to front paste down, and gift inscription in ink to front free end paper. The boards show light sunning, with a ding to the top edge of the upper board. The dust jacket has a short closed tear along the bottom fold of the front flap; a few stray spots to the rear flap; sunning, light edge wear and light soiling. The jacket comes wrapped in a removable sleeve, and presents well.
Description:Seventh printing. Thin line of sunning at the crown, else near...Seventh printing. Thin line of sunning at the crown, else near fine in spine-faded, very good or better dustwrapper. Inscribed by Tyler to author Nicholas Delbanco: "For Nick Delbanco with admiration. Anne Tyler." Tyler's first novel. Tyler is a generous but not particularly accessible signer (she eschews book tours and public appearances), and one seldom finds books with significant associative value.
Description:Very Good in very good jacket. Author's first book written at...Very Good in very good jacket. Author's first book written at the tender age of 22. A novel by the author of The Accidental Tourist. Light spotting to top edge. Overall very good condition. Cloth spine over boards. Price intact dustwrapper in bright very good condition. Photo of the author on rear panel taken by Kenneth Adam.
Description:VG+/Good. Stated first edition. Author's first novel with a...VG+/Good. Stated first edition. Author's first novel with a first edition of 4000 copies. $.95 publisher's price on dust jacket Hardback. /Good.
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