New York: The New American Library, 1966. First American edition. Hardcover. 568pp. Large octavo [23.5 cm] Yellow cloth covered boards with a bold blue ink stamped title on the spine. Very good. The edges of the covers are ever so slightly soiled. The top edge of the text block is a little dusty, and there is a small scuff mark on the bottom edge of the text block. There are numerous light stains on the fore edge of the text block. The endsheets are a little faded, and the pages are tanned. There are 6 very tiny stains on the front endsheet. The page opposite the title page has minor soiling. The dust jacket is in very good condition. Mildly age-toned, rubbed and soiled. The edges are creased and slightly chipped. There is a 1 inch long closed tear in the top edge of the rear panel. Not price-clipped. First printing stated. Item #31712
Ozick was nominated for the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award. She has also received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. In addition, Cynthia Ozick received the American Academy of Arts and Letters Mildred and Harold Strauss Living Award. She has been given several honorary doctorates and was invited to deliver the Phi Beta Kappa Oration at Harvard University. This is her debut novel. With a letter from Ozick to Richard Ellman, prominent American literary critic, laid in. Publisher's Review slip also tucked in.