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The World According To Garp

By Irving, John


John Irving has been nominated for a National Book Award three times–winning once, in 1980, for the novel The World According to Garp. A Prayer for Owen Meany was published in 1989. In 1992, Mr. Irving was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma. In 2000, he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Cider House Rules–a film with seven Academy Award nominations.


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The World According to Garp.

Irving, John

New York: E.P. Dutton, 1978. First edition of Irving's fourth and breakthrough novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the title page to his editor David Kent, "For David Kent with my admiration and affection John Irving." Kent's small address label to the front free endpaper, fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear. Jacket design by Leo Manso. An outstanding association copy. The World According To Garp is a comic and compassionate coming-of-age novel that established John Irving as one of the most imaginative writers of his generation. A worldwide bestseller since its publication in 1978, Irving's classic is filled with stories inside stories about the life of T.S. Garp, novelist and son of Jenny Fields. "There is something of Byron about John Irving. Not only is it that he woke after the publication of The World According To Garp to find himself famous, but the extremity of his opinions and the nervous violence of his language recall that intemperate noleman, and like Byron, he would certainly say that love is no sinecure" (Robertson Davies). It was made into the 1982 film directed by George Roy Hill and starring Robin Williams in the title role. For their roles, John Lithgow and Glenn Close were respectively nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the 55th Academy Awards.

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$ 2,500.00
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The World According to Garp.

Irving, John

New York: E.P. Dutton, 1978. First edition of Irving's fourth novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page in a contemporary hand, "For John another world according to a water-method man, John Irving." Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Leo Manso. A warm inscription linking Irving's second and fourth novel, the latter proving to be his breakthrough work. The World According To Garp is a comic and compassionate coming-of-age novel that established John Irving as one of the most imaginative writers of his generation. A worldwide bestseller since its publication in 1978, Irving's classic is filled with stories inside stories about the life of T.S. Garp, novelist and son of Jenny Fields. "There is something of Byron about John Irving. Not only is it that he woke after the publication of The World According To Garp to find himself famous, but the extremity of his opinions and the nervous violence of his language recall that intemperate noleman, and like Byron, he would certainly say that love is no sinecure" (Robertson Davies).

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$ 2,200.00
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The World According to Garp

IRVING, John

New York: Dutton, 1978. First. hardcover. near fine/fine. 8vo, cloth backed boards, d.w. New York: Dutton, (1978). First Edition Presentation copy to theater critic Howard Kissel. "For Howard whose fondness for this book- and understanding thereof - naturally warms my heart". His breakthrough book, with a lovely inscription. Near fine, with some light spotting on top edge.

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$ 1,700.00
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The World According to Garp

Irving, John

  • Seller: James Cummins Bookseller
  • Published: 1978
  • Condition: Yellow boards, black cloth spine. In almost fine unclipped dust -jacket. Beautiful copy of the author's most famous book
  • Edition: First edition
New York: A Henry Robbins Book. E.P. Dutton, 1978. First edition. 437, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Yellow boards, black cloth spine. In almost fine unclipped dust -jacket. Beautiful copy of the author's most famous book. First edition. 437, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed on the half-title "For Jerry John Irving." With recipient's name on the front free endpaper.

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$ 1,250.00
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The World According to Garp

IRVING, John

NY: Dutton. (1978). The second issue of the uncorrected proof copy, in tall green wrappers. Erasures and label removal shadow on the front cover; small label affixed to spine; near fine. Not as scarce as the mustard-colored proof, but many times scarcer than the white advance reading copy. Unless otherwise noted, our first editions are first printings. First Edition. Softcover. Near Fine.

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$ 1,000.00
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The World According To Garp - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Irving, John

New York: E. P. Dutton. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1978. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. 1/4 Cloth. 0525237704 . A handsome first edition/first printing in Fine in a very nearly Fine dust-jacket with two short closed tears to front panel. Signed by author John Irving on the title page. An attractive collectible, rather scarce; Irving's fourth book, about the life of T. S. Garp, and his famous mother, Jenny Fields. Whilst Garp sees himself as a "serious" writer, Jenny writes a feminist manifesto at an opportune time, and finds herself as a magnet for all manner of distressed women. Basis for the movie starring Robin Williams, Mary Beth Hurt and Glenn Close .

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$ 990.00
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The World According to Garp

IRVING, John

NY: Dutton. (1978). The advance reading copy of his fourth novel and breakthrough book, which went into numerous printings, became a multi-million copy bestseller and a National Book Award winner in its paperback release. The first printing of Garp was reported at 35,000 copies; none of Irving's previous books had sold even 5,000 copies, with one of them having had sales under 2000. Irving switched publishers for this book, and his new publisher decided to promote the novel heavily. After issuing two sets of proofs in small numbers for early readers and reviewers, Dutton printed this advance reading copy for wide distribution to the book trade. It worked in bringing attention to Irving's novel, which became a bestseller; since then, Irving's books have had six-figure first printings and his reputation as a major American novelist is secure. The publisher's risk, in producing such a large first printing, and their marketing efforts -- including creating this advance copy -- played no small part in this transformation. This copy is signed by the author. Spine cocked and creased, with staining to covers; about very good in wrappers. Unless otherwise noted, our first editions are first printings. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good.

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$ 850.00
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The World According to Garp

Irving, John

  • Seller: James Cummins Bookseller
  • Published: 1978
  • Condition: Yellow boards, black cloth spine. Very fine copy in fine dust jacket. Beautiful copy of the author's most famous book
  • Edition: First edition
New York: A Henry Robbins Book. E.P. Dutton, 1978. First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Yellow boards, black cloth spine. Very fine copy in fine dust jacket. Beautiful copy of the author's most famous book. First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Made into a movie in 1982.

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$ 750.00
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The World According to Garp.

IRVING, JOHN.

New York: E.P. Dutton, [1978]. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Signed by Irving on title page. Review copy with publisher's promotional sheet laid in. Fine book in a fine dust jacket. Author's breakthrough book & basis for the popular film starring Robin Williams and John Lithgow. National Book Award winner.

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$ 750.00
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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP

John Irving

New York: E. P. Dutton. 1978. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0525237704 . Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket. Owner name on FEP. ; 8.4 X 5.7 X 1.6 inches; 437 pages .

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$ 725.00
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The World According to Garp

Irving, John

Dutton, 1978. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. The rare uncorrected proof in green wrappers. Very good condition. Much less common than the advance review copy in white wrappers. Contains the original 1997 invoice from Between the Covers, which listed the proof for $650 in 1997, when it was published. The book was an immediate success and the breakthrough bestseller for Irving.

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$ 700.00
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The World According to Garp

Irving, John

U.S.A.: Dutton Adult, 1978 First edition, first printing; light edgewear to otherwise bright unclipped dust jacket; NF/NF; bookplate signed by author adhered to front free endpaper. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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$ 695.00
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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP

John Irving

New York: E. P. Dutton. 1978. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0525237704 . Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket. 1 inch open tear at bottom of front panel. Rubbing along panel edges and spine crown/heel. ; 8.4 X 5.7 X 1.6 inches; 437 pages; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .

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$ 695.00
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The World According to Garp.

Irving, John

New York: Dutton, 1978. The advance reading copy of the first edition of the author's breakthrough novel. Octavo. Original wrappers. Signed by the author, who has added the words, "In [The World According to Garp], we are all terminal cases John Irving." A good copy that shows some sunning to the spine, some soiling to the cover and top edge. A nice inscription. The World According To Garp is a comic and compassionate coming-of-age novel that established John Irving as one of the most imaginative writers of his generation. A worldwide bestseller since its publication in 1978, Irving's classic is filled with stories inside stories about the life of T.S. Garp, novelist and son of Jenny Fields. "There is something of Byron about John Irving. Not only is it that he woke after the publication of The World According To Garp to find himself famous, but the extremity of his opinions and the nervous violence of his language recall that intemperate noleman, and like Byron, he would certainly say that love is no sinecure" (Robertson Davies).

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$ 650.00
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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP

IRVING, John

  • Seller: Charles Agvent
  • Published: (1978)
  • Condition: Very Good in a Near Fine dustwrapper
  • Edition: First Edition
New York: E. P. Dutton, (1978). First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in a Near Fine dustwrapper. National Book Award winner, made into a successful film. INSCRIBED "For Charlie" and boldly SIGNED on the half title page by the author, quite uncommon as such. Irving's signature, unfortunately, like Capote's and a few others, is often forged so what appear to be bargains are usually costly mistakes.

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$ 625.00
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The World According to Garp

Irving, John

First Edition, First Printing with the words "FIRST EDITION" printed on the copyright page with the number line beginning with 1. This original dustjacket has the publisher's $10.95 printed price present on the front flap with minor wear to the spine. The book is bound in the publisher's cloth spine with paper boards and is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy in collector's condition.

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$ 600.00
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The World According to Garp

Irving, John

New York, New York, U.S.A.: E P Dutton, 1978. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. 1978 E P Dutton TRUE STATED FIRST EDITION FIRST printing **SIGNED** on the half-title page of Irving's best loved work. A great collectible in NF/VG condition. The HB is super clean inside and out save for a bit of fading at the spine ends.The unclipped DJ has very minor wear along the edges, corners and spine ends. An excellent copy! **Brenbooks specializes in first edition books made into films, many signed!.

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$ 595.00
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The World According to Garp

Irving, John

New York, New York, U.S.A.: E P Dutton, 1978. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth & Boards. Near Fine/Near Fine. A handsome First Edition [so stated], First Printing of John Irving's fourth and most popular book. In gold and navy cloth & boards with natural toning and roughness to the page edges as is typical of this edition. Slight touches of wear to the spine ends, otherwise fine. With number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. 437 pp. The navy blue dustjacket is complete with the original price ($10.95) and "0478" on the back panel. In fine condition but missing a chip on the upper edge with other touches of wear and tears at the edge creases. In protective archival plastic cover. John Irving is one of America's best known authors whose other works include " The 158-pound Marriage," "Setting Free the Bears," "A Prayer for Owen Meany," "The Cider House Rules," and "A Widow for One Year." This book won the 1980 National Book Award and was the basis for the 2001 film stariring Robin Williams and John Litgow.

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$ 578.00
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The world according to Garp

Irving, John

New York: E. P. Dutton, 1978. Advance reading copy, 8vo, pp. [10], 437, [1]; original wrappers printed in red, spine a bit sunned. Laid in is a letter from Henry Robbins, editor-in-chief at Dutton, addressed to Harry T. Moore in Carterville, IL. "My enthusiasm for John Irving's The World According to Garp is boundless, and I hope you will accept the invitation extended on the back of this advanced copy."

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$ 575.00
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The World According to Garp

Irving, John

New York: Dutton. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1978. First Edition. Hardcover. 0525237704 . Navy quarter bound cloth, gold boards, spine gilt, burgundy endpapers. First edition with full number line. Inscribed by Irving to title page. Faintest trace of rubbing to bottom board edge. The unclipped jacket has price of $10.95 and touch of rubbing to spine ends/corners. A tight square unmarked copy in unclipped jacket. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author .

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$ 574.99
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The World According to Garp

Irving, John

NY: Dutton. Very Good. 1978. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. 0525237704 . A lightly read copy of the advance ready copy. Inscribed on the fep by Irving, plus included is a note showing Irving stated the signature is his. Spots of soil on the upper front cover. Two creases to the spine, and 1/2" worn spot at the bottom of the front hinge. On the edge of very good +. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 437 pages; Signed by Author .

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$ 550.00
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The World According to Garp

Irving, John

Dutton Adult, 1978-04-24. Paperback. Very Good. Trade paperback advanced reader's edition looks unread with light age. Please email for photos.

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$ 500.00
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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP.

Irving, John.

NY: DUTTON.. Fine. 1978. First Edition. Cloth. 0525237704 . Close to fine in Nf. dj. (Mild trace of sunning to spine ends on cloth. Hint of creasing at upper edge of spine on cloth. Tiny spots of lamination creasing at edges of dj.) Author's breakthrough book & basis for a film adaptation. .

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$ 450.00
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The World According to Garp

Irving, John

  • Seller: James Cummins Bookseller
  • Published: 1978
  • Condition: Yellow boards, black cloth spine. Very good in a very good dust jacket with some wear at extremities
  • Edition: First edition
New York: A Henry Robbins Book. E.P. Dutton, 1978. First edition. 437, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Yellow boards, black cloth spine. Very good in a very good dust jacket with some wear at extremities. First edition. 437, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. First edition of the author's most famous book.

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$ 450.00
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The World According to Garp

Irving, John

New York: E.P Dutton, 1978. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 437 pp. Price of $10.95 on front flap of dust jacket. A rollicking and eccentric novel centered on T. S. Garp, a writer with an unconventional upbringing who bears some resemblance to the author himself. Winner of the National Book Award and adapted into the 1982 film starring Robin Williams. Near Fine in a near Fine dust jacket with a few hints of edge wear.

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$ 400.00
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The World According to Garp

Irving, John

  • Seller: Books Plus, LLC
  • Published: 1978
  • Condition: BOOK NEAR FINE
  • Edition: 1st Edition
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1978. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. BOOK NEAR FINE/JACKET VERY GOOD+. 8vo - over 7¾"" - 9¾"" tall. Signed by Author. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on a special, decorative bookplate. STATED FIRST EDITION - FIRST PRINTING. Contains full number line 10-1. AN EXTREMELY CLEAN, ATTRACTIVE COPY WITH A BRIGHT, BEAUTIFUL DUSTJACKET IN NEW, GLOSSY BRODART. 1ST PRINTING. NO PREVIOUS OWNER MARKINGS. BEAUTIFUL, COLLECTIBLE COPY. No previous owner markings to the book. COLLECTIBLE COPY!

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$ 389.00
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The World According to Garp.

Irving, John

New York: The Modern Library, 1998. First edition of the Modern Library edition of the author's breakthrough novel. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by John Irving on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Photograph by Shyla Irving. With a new introduction by the author. The World According To Garp is a comic and compassionate coming-of-age novel that established John Irving as one of the most imaginative writers of his generation. A worldwide bestseller since its publication in 1978, Irving's classic is filled with stories inside stories about the life of T.S. Garp, novelist and son of Jenny Fields. "There is something of Byron about John Irving. Not only is it that he woke after the publication of The World According To Garp to find himself famous, but the extremity of his opinions and the nervous violence of his language recall that intemperate noleman, and like Byron, he would certainly say that love is no sinecure" (Robertson Davies). It is the basis for the 1982 film produced and directed by George Roy Hill, written by Steve Tesich, and starring Robin Williams in the title role. For their roles, John Lithgow and Glenn Close were respectively nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the 55th Academy Awards.

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$ 375.00
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The World According to Garp: A Novel.

IRVING, John.

NY: Dutton, (1978).. First edition.. 437 pp. Fine in very near fine dust jacket. Source for the popular film of the same title.

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$ 350.00
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The World According to Garp

Irving, John

New York: E.P. Dutton and Company, 1978. First Edition. Very Good+/Very Good+. First edition. Signed by author on title page. 437 pp. Original paper-covered boards with navy cloth backstrip, gilt spine lettering. Very Good+ with slightly dust-soiled edges, small stain to fore edge, in Very Good+ unclipped dust jacket with some light wear, a little staining to verso. The National Book Award-winning novel that inspired a film in 1982.

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$ 350.00
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The World According to Garp.

Irving, John.

  • Seller: Waverley Books
  • Published: 1978
  • Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
  • Edition: First Edition; First Printing
  • ISBN: 9780525237709
New York: Dutton.. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1978. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0-525-23770--4 . Near fine in near fine dust jacket. (1/2"-inch closed tear at base of rear panel of dust jacket. A few short edge nicks & traces of light shelf wear to dust jacket. ) Author's THIRD book and basis for the film adaptation. (GC); 8vo 6 1/2" - 9 1/2" tall; 437 pages .

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$ 350.00
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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP.

Irving, John.

  • Seller: Waverley Books
  • Published: 1978
  • Condition: Fine
  • Edition: First Edition
NY: DUTTON.. Fine. 1978. First Edition. ADVANCE READING COPY. About fine in plain white printed wrappers with red titles. Laid-in is a publicity letter from the publisher. (Mild creasing to spine) Nicer than most copies of the advance. .

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$ 350.00
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The World According to Garp

John Irving

  • Seller: MDS Books
  • Published: 1978
  • Edition: Second Printing
First Edition/ Second Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine book in a Near Fine price clipped Dust Jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. Copyright page has number line starting with "2". Break through novel from the author, awarded the National Book Award.

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$ 300.00
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The World According to Garp

IRVING, John

New York: Dutton, 1978. First edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a very good plus dust jacket. Minor scuffing on the front panel, creasing at the top of the rear panel. Laid into the book is a bookplate signed by John Irving. Signed by the author.

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$ 300.00
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The World According to Garp

JOHN IRVING

Inscribed/Signed: first edition first printing hardcover in dust jacket Inscribed to a prior owner then Signed by John Irving on the half title page; no prior owner marks; minimal age tone; tight bind; clean 1/4 cloth cover, bright gilt titling; dj edge wear: rubbing, small nicks; flap price present ebbib

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$ 275.00
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The World According to Garp

Irving, John

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Dutton Adult. Hardcover. 0525237704 This hardcover book is square and tight. The boards, spine and endpages are As New. The gilt/lettering is pristine. No Remainder mark. Not Ex-Lib. The dustjacket is bright, with minor wear and tears to the edges and extremities. Brodart protected (minimizing wear). Original price intact. This is the blockbuster novel later made in to the movie. . Fine. 1978. First Edition.

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$ 275.00
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The World According to Garp

Irving, John

Dutton, 1978. First Edition (first printing). The fourth novel by the author of A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY, the story of a man with a famous mother who reaches toward fame himself. Winner of the National Book Award and basis for the film. Very Good/Near Fine -- light stains to the front board and slight fading to the spine. A dozen dog-eared pages. Signed by Irving on the title page. . Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

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$ 275.00
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The World According to Garp

Irving, John

Dutton Adult. Hardcover. 0525237704 1978 Dutton hard cover - 1st edition 4th printing - signed by Irving on 1/2 title page edge - some wear to edge of dust jacket (now in mylar cover) some staining on back side of dust jacket - some wear to edge of cover - price clipped - some staining to page edge - otherwise binding strong contents clean - enjoy . Good.

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$ 255.00
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Modern Library. Hardcover. 0679603069 original 1978 Dutton hard cover - 1st edition 5th printing - signed by Irving on front end paper - minor wear to edge of dust jacket (now in mylar cover) some staining to page edge - owner's name inside cover - binding out of square - minor wear to cover - otherwise binding strong contents clean - enjoy . Good.

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$ 255.00
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The World According to Garp

Irving, John

Dutton Adult. Hardcover. 0525237704 1978 Dutton hard cover - 1st edition 5th printing - signed by Irving on front end paper - minor wear to edge of dust jacket (now in mylar cover) some staining to page edge - owner's name inside cover - binding out of square - minor wear to cover - otherwise binding strong contents clean - enjoy . Good.

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$ 255.00
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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP: A NOVEL ..

Irving, John

New York: E. P. Dutton, [1978].. Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition, first printing. Signed by Irving on the half title page. The author's fourth and most popular novel. A fine copy in very good dust jacket (priced $10.95 on the front flap) with light wear at spine ends and corner tips, several light scuffs and scratches, and two light creases to front flap. There is an "autographed copy" sticker on the front panel and a small Doubleday price sticker on rear panel. (#160366)

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$ 250.00
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The World According to Garp

Irving, John

New York: Dutton, 1978. 437pp, quarter navy cloth and three-quarter mustard colored boards. Titles in gold on spine. Binding is tight and secure, and spine is straight. Slight ding to lower front corner and faint black from shelfwear at bottom fore-edge of some pages in middle of book. Signed by Irving in black on half title page. Navy blue dust jacket with titles in red and gold on spine and front jacket cover. Large black and white photo of Irving on back of jacket. Mild shelfwear at spine ends, otherwise a bright, crisp jacket, protected by mylar. A well-preserved and presented copy of Irving's beloved National Book Award winning novel. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

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$ 250.00
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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP [SIGNED]

Irving, John

New York: E. P. Dutton, 1978. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Octavo, 437 pages; VG/VG-; spine is dark blue with gold and red lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has price uncut, '$10.95', has minor wear along the top and bottom edges, with minor chipping and several small closed tears; binding has minimal shelf wear; pages have minor age toning; signed by the author on the title page; shelved case 6. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.

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$ 250.00
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The World According To Garp (Signed 1st Printing)

John Irving

London: Hutchinson , 1978. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. A fine copy in a fine price clipped dustjacket. This copy is signed by John Irving on the title page--signature only. A tight and clean copy in mint condition. The dustjacket is price clipped --otherwise fine. Protected in a new acrylic dustjacket covering. A gorgeous copy. This is the Hutchinson of Australia first printing--issued at the same time and year--and is basically a carbon copy of the first British printing--both are printed in London. Orange cloth boards with gilt lettering to the spine. Irving's masterpiece--hilarious fiction and played to perfection on the big screen. Free shipping within the USA.

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$ 250.00
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World According to Garp: A Novel

Irving, John

U.S.A.: E P Dutton, 1978 Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. brodart protected. full numberline. stated first edition.The dust jacket has the original $10.95 price on the upper edge of the front flap. This title is becoming difficult to find in collectible condition. Basis for the movie of the same name that starred Robin Williams. normal DJ wear; slight tear to DJ; mended with tape..

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$ 230.00
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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP.

Irving, John.

NY: DUTTON.. 1978. First Edition. 0525237704 . Near fine in a near fine dj. (Corner tip mildly bumped. 1"-inch tear at head of front panel with 1/4"-inch tear on rear panel. Slight creasing at tips of a few pages in text) Author's FOURTH novel and breakthrough book. .

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$ 225.00
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The World According to Garp (Modern Library)

Irving, John

Modern Library. Hardcover. 0679603069 1978 Dutton ARC - minor staining to cover and page edge - otherwise a clean like new collectible - enjoy . Very Good.

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$ 225.00
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The World According to Garp

Irving, John

Dutton Adult. Hardcover. 0525237704 1978 Dutton ARC - minor staining to cover and page edge - otherwise a clean like new collectible - enjoy . Very Good.

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$ 225.00
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The World According to Garp.

Irving, John.

  • Seller: Waverley Books
  • Published: 1978
  • Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket
  • Edition: First Edition; First Printing
  • ISBN: 9780525237709
New York: Dutton. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1978. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0-525-23770-4 . Near fine in a very good+ DJ. (A few short edge nicks and short tears In DJ. Couple tiny chips at spine ends on DJ. ) Author's breakthrough book. National Book Award winner & basis for a film adaptation. (O); 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 437 pages .

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$ 200.00
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The World According to Garp

Irving, John

DUTTON A VERY GOOD first edition first printing in price clipped dj. SIGNED BOOKPLATE. Signed. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Book.

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$ 185.00
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World According to Garp: A Novel

Irving, John;Irving, Jim

New York, New York, U.S.A.: E P Dutton, 1978. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Copyright date is 1978, 1st edition, 5th printing, blue cover over boards with gold lettering and design on the spine, no tears or bent pages nor any writing, light bump to the head and toe of the spine, D/j no a small chip out of the top back right near the groove a crease on the bottom back left near the fore edge, a bent flap on the inside front bottom right corner, shelf wear to the edges and to the head and to of the spine is moderate, bright, clean text with a tight binding a solid collectible book. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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$ 180.00