New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1952.
First edition, first printing. Signed by Bernard Malamud and inscribed to previous owners, "For Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Glanner for a most pleasant hour / Cordially / Bernard Malamud." Bound in publisher's gray cloth-covered boards with spine lettered in gilt. Near Fine with a shallow strip of fading to cloth at top and bottom edges, light soiling. Pages lightly toned. In an unclipped dust jacket with unnecessary tape reinforcements made to the top and bottom edge of the blank verso, light soiling and light wear, but otherwise Near Fine. Malamud's debut novel based on the bizarre shooting and comeback of Philadelphia Phillies player Eddie Waitkus. It served as the basis for the 1984 film bearing the same name, starring Robert Redford as Roy Hobbs. Item #140940512