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The Power of the Dog

First Edition | First Printing


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First edition, first printing of The Power of the Dog by Thomas Savage.

Octavo, 276pp. Orange cloth, title stamped in black on spine. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. Faint dust remnant along top edge of text block, some toning and wear to spine, rubbing to lower edge of boards. Stamp from H.N. Swanson, Inc. on front free endpaper and title page, the literary agent for the author. In the publisher’s first state dust jacket, price-clipped, chipping to top edge of spine, closed tears, dust jacket previously taped down to endpapers, bright illustrations. A presentable copy.

The Power of the Dog was first issued in 1967 to rave reviews by The New York Times, but received limited commercial success. It was reissued in 2001 by Little, Brown & Company, with a new afterword by Annie Proulx. In 2019, it was announced that Jane Campion would write and direct a film adaptation of the book, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst. The film won an award for Best Direction at the Venice International Film Festival, and it has received 12 Oscar nominations in 2022.

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Little, Brown and Company


First Edition, First Printing

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Very Good

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Very Good


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