First edition of The World According to Garp by John Irving, with laid-in signature from the author.
Octavo, 437pp. Blue cloth spine over yellow boards, title printed on spine. Stated first edition on copyright page, with full number line. Residual dust along top edge. Publisher’s first state dust jacket, very good condition, with $10.95 price on front flap, “0478” on back cover and full size dust jacket (no gap). Some wear to top edge, evidence of stain to verso, not affecting cover. Laid-in signature of the author. An excellent example of this National Book Award recipient.