Pub Year

Title

Author

Publisher

Original Price

Pages

1958

The Magic Barrel

Malamud, Bernard

Farrar, Straus and Cudahy

$3.75

214

Co-published with The (JPS) Jewish Publication Society of America. Both editions state FIRST PRINTING, 1958 on the copyright page. Boards are pink with illustration of yellow and purple chair and pale purple cloth spine with dark purple lettering. The books are similar in appearance, but the publisher names are different on the spine, title page, and dust jacket back flap. In addition, the back dust jacket panel of the Farrar, Straus and Cudahy edition has reviews for The Assistant, while the back panel for the JPS edition has a list of "Other Fiction Published by" the JSP.

The Magic Barrel won the National Book Award.



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Picture of the 1958 first edition dust jacket for The Magic Barrel.

Picture of the 1958 first edition dust jacket for The Magic Barrel.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Magic Barrel.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Magic Barrel.

Picture of dust jacket where original $3.75  price is found for The Magic Barrel.

Picture of dust jacket where original $3.75 price is found for The Magic Barrel.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Magic Barrel.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Magic Barrel.

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

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



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

        



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