|Publisher||Holt Rinehart And Winston|
FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, BOLDLY SIGNED [on the title page] This is a an exceptional copy of an exceptional book that is mentioned in "Books of the Century" [New York Times] as "an energetic, bawdy, well-conceived first novel." "Eric Jong's Fear of Flying is an explosion of light and joy...One has to go back to Lolita to find an odyssey of misadventureous love and sex affairs as funny and sad, as witty and inventive, and as true as this." -- NY Times This is a TRUE FIRST PRINTING, STATED "FIRST EDITION" published by Holt Rinehart and Winston, NY, October 1973; Issue points include the following: per Sixth Revised Edition of Identification of First Editions for Holt Finehart, this book has the words First Edition; The dust jacket has the price of $6.95 [not price-clipped]; and on the lower right hand corner, the number [date] 10_73; the ISBN information includes the letters "fe"; the back flap of the DJ has a photo of Erica Jong with a photo credit by Peter Trump. Book is *NF*; dust jacket is NF; [NOT PRICE-CLIPPED]; the dj is in a brand new in Brodart mylar protector [an older Brodart helped keep this dj in good condition although you can see in the photos that there are a few of the normal small chips found on this vintage. Colors are bright with light wear at the extremities. Light blue broadcloth cover with lipstick red impression. Only very minor visible shelfwear and sunfade at the extremities; no owner bookplates, no owner inscription. Pages are very clean with normal slight yellowing due to age, hinge and spine are completely intact and tight, red liner pages look almost brand new. THIS IS AN EXCELLENT COLLECTOR BOOK.