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    Inscribed by Margaret Atwood to E. L. Doctorow

    Margaret Atwood. The Handmaid's Tale. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1986. First American edition. Presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title: "For Edgar Doctorow/with thanks!/Margaret Atwood/1986". Octavo. [viii], [312] pages. Publisher's blue cloth backstrip over gray boards, spine lettered in silver, dust jacket. Jacket toned, mild dampstaining to jacket spine (mainly apparent on the verso, some rubbing to jacket and book, cloth spine lightly sunned with very light evidence of dampstaining. Still, a near fine copy. With a promotional postcard laid-in. It is likely that the "thanks" Atwood gave to Doctorow is for the positive blurb (comparing The Handmaid's Tale to Orwell's 1984) he supplied for this book, which appears on the rear jacket panel. An excellent association. From the collection of I.D. "Nash" Flores III.

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