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    A Fine Copy of Irving's First Book

    John Irving. Setting Free the Bears. New York: Random House, [1968]. First edition, first printing. Octavo. 335 pages. Publisher's gilt-stamped red cloth over blind-stamped red paper boards, top edge stained red, and dust jacket with $5.95 price on front flap and "1/69" on rear flap. Tiny nick to paper on front board; minor crease to corner of rear jacket flap. An otherwise exceptional copy in fine condition.

    Irving's first novel, an expanded and revised version of the manuscript he originally submitted as his Master's thesis at the University of Iowa's Writer's Workshop in 1967.


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