Pub Year

Title

Author

Publisher

Original Price

Pages

1957

The Assistant

Malamud, Bernard

Farrar, Straus and Cudahy

$3.50

246

The first edition of this nice read was published by Farrar, Straus and Cudahy in 1957. It was 246 pages long, and the original retail price was $3.50. The first edition can be identified by the following criteria: "First Printing, 1957" is stated on the copyright page. Boards are brown with black spine. Price is on the upper corner of the front flap. Five reviews on the dust jacket back.

The Assistant is one of Time Magazine's 100 Best Novels. Other Time 100 Novels include A Death in the Family and To Kill a Mockingbird



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Picture of the 1957 first edition dust jacket for The Assistant.

Picture of the 1957 first edition dust jacket for The Assistant.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Assistant.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Assistant.

Picture of dust jacket where original $3.50 price is found for The Assistant.

Picture of dust jacket where original $3.50 price is found for The Assistant.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Assistant.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Assistant.

Picture of the first edition Farrar, Straus and Cudahy boards for The Assistant.

Picture of the first edition Farrar, Straus and Cudahy boards for The Assistant.



Other first edition points for books by Bernard Malamud include: The Fixer, The Natural, The Magic Barrel, The Tenants, A New Life, Idiots First, Pictures of Fidelman, Rembrandt's Hat.

        



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