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Wroblewski, David. THE STORY OF EDGAR SAWTELLE. New York City, NY: Ecco/HarperCollins Publishers, 2008. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 566 pages. As New/As New.

Rare David Wroblewski collectible set. Signed copies of both the First Hardcover Edition and the First Softcover Edition. The Softcover does not have the "Oprah Book Club" slug and should not be confused with the latter edition, which the publisher has made confusing because they have the same ISBN. The author's breakthrough debut novel. One of the most sensational literary debuts of the year 2008, it is now considered a contemporary classic. The First Hardcover Edition precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. The first-state DJ is in thick uncoated stock paper. The DJ of all other subsequent printings is in thinner (that is, cheaper) stock paper that is heavily coated ("laminated"), particularly the inside flaps. The difference between the First Edition and the Oprah variant has been noted by many dealers. But the first- and second-state DJ's have not been noted as much. The First Softcover Edition is collectible in its own right because it comes with valuable "bonus" materials, indicated as such on the front cover as "P. S. ", including an eighteen-page Interview with David Wroblewski called "A Boy and His Dogs", a List of Canine Classics put together by the author, and a two-page Biography. None of them appears in the First Hardcover Edition nor its innumerable subsequent printings; they all appear in book form for the very first time, and beautifully illuminate Wroblewski's novel. "A classic coming-of-age story with an ironic twist. Sustained by a momentum that has the crushing inevitability of Fate, the propulsive narrative will have readers sucked in all the way through the breathtaking final scenes" (Publishers Weekly). A major, dazzling debut, this is a "must-have" title for David Wroblewski and contemporary literature collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed and dated (in the year of publication) in black pen on the title page by the author: "David Wroblewski 7/30/08". It comes with a copy of the First Softcover Edition, also very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by David Wroblewski. The Softcover does not have the "Oprah Book Club" slug and should not be confused with the latter edition. This title remains available in multiple subsequent printings and is now highly collectible. This is the only such signed set available online and has no flaws, pristine beauties. Many copies of the hardcover available online are in second-state DJ's, with coated/"laminated" DJ inside flaps, which should be noted as such because they do not have the same collectible value. A rare signed set thus. One of the most brilliant living American writers. A flawless collectible set. (SEE ALSO OTHER COPY OF THIS TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0061374229. $300.00

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