First edition of The Paper Chase by John Jay Osborn, Jr.
Octavo, 181pp. Navy blue cloth, title in gilt over red on spine. Stated “First Printing” on copyright page. Solid text block, light rubbing to corners, top edge dyed red, near fine. In publisher’s dust jacket, price-clipped, else near fine with light wear to corners and flap folds.
John Jay Osborn Jr. (b. 1945) is a lawyer and author, known for this, his first novel. The 1973 film adaptation of The Paper Chase won John Houseman an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Professor Charles W. Kingsfield, Jr.