18 July, 2015

The Anatomy Lesson (Franklin Library)

BY Philip Roth
Book Information1/1/2/US/FL/1983/?  •  216x153x38  •  681  •  NBA'84(F)  •  NBCCA'83(F)

"The Anatomy Lesson" is the third of nine "Nathan Zuckerman" novels and of the 4-book "Zuckerman Bound" series, which Harold Bloom said "merits something reasonably close to the highest level of esthetic praise for tragicomedy". Published in 1983 by the Franklin Library with a specially commissioned portrait by Burt Silverman, this title was less critically acclaimed than the series opener, "The Ghost Writer
", but still managed finalist status for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. 


Like its two predecessors, there are two first editions for this title: the first trade edition and this true first edition published as part of Franklin Library's "Signed First Edition Club". Unlike the two predecessor Franklin volumes, which are part of the "First Edition Club" with facsimile signature, this edition was hand-signed by Roth and is almost surely genuine. The book is bound in genuine leather with marbled end papers and all edges gilt.

This book is not particularly rare and a VG/NF copy can be purchased from eBay or Abebooks for less than $50. This is a NF copy with no perceivable flaw.





















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