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Chabon, Michael. SUMMERLAND. New York City, NY: Miramax Books, 2002. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 500 pages. Fine/Fine. Signed.

The author's debut children's novel. One of Michael Chabon's finest achievements. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Michael Chabon's "Summerland". About the American national sport-pastime, baseball. An engaging and accessible novel that manages to avoid being condescending to its astute young readers and for that matter, to anyone who cares about good writing, whether it's about baseball or not. Michael Chabon has lived up to the promise of his early novels and short stories with a body of work that is now considerable in its range and achievement. An absolute "must-have" title for Michael Chabon collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen-marker on the title page by Michael Chabon. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. In addition, Chabon stamped the page with his self-created (and clearly fictitious) "Society For Universal Baseball Research" circular "Seal of Approval". This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few such signed and stamped copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws, are subsequent printings, or are remainder-marked. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A scarce signed copy thus. Selected by The New Yorker Magazine as one of "Twenty Writers for the 21st Century". Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay". One of the finest American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MICHAEL CHABON TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0786808772. $30.00

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