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Winter's Tale [Presentation Copy] by  Mark Helprin - Signed First Edition - 1983 - from DuBois Rare Books (SKU: 001303)

Winter's Tale [Presentation Copy]

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Winter's Tale [Presentation Copy]

by Helprin, Mark

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  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
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San Diego: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1983. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. About Fine/Very Good at least. 688 pp. Hardcover. Publisher's original wheat colored cloth over boards, silver lettering and decorations to spine and front cover. Presentation Copy. Inscribed and dated a full month prior to publication. "8/12/1983 To Ruth Rogers, Mark Helprin ". [Not a shred of proof, but seems likely to be American ex-pat to England, River Cafe chef and owner Ruth Rogers. Additionally, years later, this copy found it's way into the library of the well known collector Otis Skinner Blodgett with his personal bookplate, signed and dated by him [London, 2001], affixed to the front paste-down. Book Condition: Gently pushed spine ends, superficial scuff mark to spine, else fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Wear to the extremities, spine ends and tips show salt and pepper loss; top to bottom crease to front flap, small tear to rear fold at bottom edge with bits of loss. Fred Marcelino's great cover illustration bright and vibrant, as is Jerry Bauer's full page portrait of Helprin filling up the rear panel. A very solid copy, still bright crisp, for this title which mostly got read to pieces. In our humble opinion a real tour de force: magical realism meets Americana as a long love letter to the greatest city in the world. Rare presentation copy with delightful provenance.


A bestseller that takes readers on a journey to New York of the Belle Epoque, where Peter Lake attempts to rob a Manhattan mansion only to find the daughter of the house at home. Thus begins the love between the middle-aged Irishman and Beverly Penn, a young girl who is dying. “This a gifted writer’s love affair with the language” (Newsday).


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DuBois Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
Winter's Tale [Presentation Copy]
Helprin, Mark
Book condition
second hand - About Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good at least
Quantity available
First Edition, First Printing
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Place of Publication
San Diego
Date Published

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When a book is described as being inscribed, it indicates that a short note written by the author or a previous owner has been... [more]
First Edition
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The paste-down is the portion of the endpaper that is glued to the inner boards of a hardback book. The paste-down forms an... [more]
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [more]
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [more]
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched... [more]
Highly sought after by some collectors, a book plate is an inscribed or decorative device that identifies the owner, or former... [more]
A term often used to indicate a book's new-like condition. Indicates that the hinges are not loosened. A book described as crisp... [more]

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