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The Hunt for Red October

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The Hunt for Red October

by Clancy, Tom

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  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
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Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1984. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. BOOK NEAR FINE/DUSTJACKET NEAR FINE. 8vo - over 7¾"" - 9¾"" tall. Signed by Author. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on a special, decorative bookplate. A VERY CLEAN, ATTRACTIVE COPY WITH A BRIGHT, BEAUTIFUL DUSTJACKET IN NEW, GLOSSY BRODART. NO PREVIOUS OWNER MARKINGS. 387 pages. FIRST ISSUE/FIRST PRINTING. Contains all the first state points - six blurbs on rear dj panel, Hammer and sickle blindstamped on front board ,no price on flap, no printing numbers on copyright page with 18 lines of text, ISBN on rear dj cover. Scarce, first issue author's most famous book. Handsome, collectible copy!

Synopsis

Published in 1984, The Hunt for Red October follows a Soviet submarine captain who defies orders and charts a course for the United States. Unclear of his motives and fearing a nuclear launch, the protagonist Jack Ryan attempts to track the nearly untraceable vessel as it nears the east coast. The basis for a blockbuster hollywood film of the same title, The Hunt for the Red October catapulted Tom Clancy from insurance salesman to one of the most popular writers of his generation. After being rejected by several mainstream publishers, Clancy submitted the book to the Naval Institute Press and was reportedly surprised at it's acceptance. The publisher, which had never published a work of fiction before printed only 5000 copies in the first run, making the first printing rather scarce. 

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book dealer
Winthrop and Wales, LLC US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
16034
Title
The Hunt for Red October
Author
Clancy, Tom
Format/binding
Hard Cover
Book condition
second hand - BOOK NEAR FINE
Jacket condition
DUSTJACKET NEAR FINE
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Naval Institute Press
Place of Publication
Annapolis, MD
Date Published
1984
Size
8vo - over 7¾"" - 9¾"" tall

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fine
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bookplate
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