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The Hunt for Red October by  Tom Clancy - Signed First Edition - 1984 - from James Cummins Bookseller (SKU: 244837)

The Hunt for Red October

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The Hunt for Red October

by Clancy, Tom

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Red cloth. Fine copy in near fine dust jacket with light wear and two small, closed tears at top of spine
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Annapolis, Md: Naval Institute Press, 1984. First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Red cloth. Fine copy in near fine dust jacket with light wear and two small, closed tears at top of spine. First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Clancy's first novel, INSCRIBED on the half title "To Vicki / with best wishes / Tom Clancy

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
James Cummins Bookseller US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
244837
Title
The Hunt for Red October
Author
Clancy, Tom
Format/binding
1 vols. 8vo
Book condition
second hand - Red cloth. Fine copy in near fine dust jacket with light wear and two small, closed tears at top of spine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First edition
Publisher
Naval Institute Press
Place of Publication
Annapolis, Md
Date Published
1984
Keywords
American
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Literature;

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Founded in 1978 by James Cummins, the firm has grown to include two New Jersey locations as well as the main store at 699 Madison Avenue (between 62nd and 63rd Streets) in New York City.Hours: Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (During July & August, until 4:00 p.m. on Fridays.)The Madison Avenue store is a seventh-floor oasis for book-lovers, a quiet and pleasantly furnished book room with a carefully chosen, expertly catalogued and broad-based selection of fine and rare books, autographs, manuscripts, and works of art. We have built notable private collections for American and international clients. Our stock is always changing, and our steady input from private buying and public auctions assures our clients of new surprises (and temptations!) at each visit. Our stock covers a wide range of collecting interests, with particular emphasis in the following fields: British and American Literature, Sporting Books, Private Press and Illustrated Books, 19th-Century Color Plate Books, Americana, Travel, Sets and Fine Bindings, History, and Authors' Manuscripts and Letters. Our catalogued inventory exceeds 50,000 titles, much of which can be searched on the internet. In addition, our New Jersey warehouse contains over 400,000 books in all subject areas. We might have the books you're looking for.

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half title
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fine
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Cloth
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spine
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