New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1979. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 772pp. Thick octavo [23.5 cm] 1/2 black cloth over tan boards. Very good. The front cover has a vertical crease in the board that runs from the head to the foot, and the edges of the boards are sunned. There are two small smudge marks on the front cover. In a very good dust jacket, with scratching and rubbing to the surface and edges. The edges are a bit nicked. Item #46050
Signed by the author on the half-title. Barth won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1973 for his volume of novellas, Chimera.