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    Bernard Malamud. The Natural. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1952.

    First edition of the author's first book. Octavo. 237, [3, blank] pages.

    Original dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Corners very slightly bumped. Tiny ink (?) spot on pages 33/34, just touching two letters. A near fine copy of this great baseball novel. In the original color pictorial dust jacket with minor edge wear.

    "A comic treatment of baseball in terms of a mythic view of the American hero" (The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature, McCue, pages 66-67).


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