The Anatomy Lesson

BY Philip Roth
Book Information1Trade/1/0/US/FSG/1983/?  •  210x150x30  •  447  •  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 FSG, this title was less critically acclaimed than the serie 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 book: this first trade edition and a true first edition published by the Franklin Library. The dust jacket for this book is not clipped and shows $14.95. The book is bound in maroon clothed board with gilt lettering, including an embossed "PR" at the lower right corner of the front board, and has no topstain. The copyright page should read "First printing, 1983". 

This book is not particularly rare and a VG/NF copy can be purchased from eBay or Abebooks for less than $60. This is a NF copy with a NF dust jacket and a NF book. FSG also produced a signed limited edition of 300 copies issued in slipcase, and the going price is around $150.


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