Item #55422 THE COUNTERLIFE. Philip Roth.


London: Jonathan Cape, (1986). First UK edition. Uncorrected proof in dark orange-red printed paperwraps and proof dust jacket differing from the eventual trade dust jacket. Dust jacket is purple and black (vs maroon) with title printed on front and spine in gold outlined in white (vs pale blue); has text from first page of proof on flaps (beginning "The contemporary passion for self-transformation ..." vs "The Counterlife is a novel unlike any that Philip Roth has written before..."); has "PROOF ONLY PROVISIONAL PUBLICATION DATE FEBRUARY 26 1987" printed vertically on rear flap which is a little wider than front one; and is priced £9.95 directly on unclipped flap (vs price-clipped with £10.95 publisher's sticker added). Few small rubs to paperwraps otherwise near fine in very good or better, lightly rubbed dust jacket with creasing where previously folded. Quite scarce in the proof dust jacket.
Item #55422

Price: $250.00

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