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Details about  ODDS ON John Lange (Michael Crichton) First edition author's first novel RARE

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ODDS ON John Lange (Michael Crichton) First edition author's first novel RARE
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Sep 09, 2012
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Acceptable: A book with obvious wear. May have some damage to the cover but integrity still intact. The binding ... Read moreabout the condition
Subject: Mystery, Thriller
Format: Paperback
by John Lange
 Rare paperback original, First edition, First Printing of author Michael Crichton's first published novel (under the pseudonym John Lange
December 1966, Signet P3068, 0.50 cover price
LESS THAN GOOD with some significant defects:
1) rear cover has large triangular pieces missing from both corners. 
2) several pages have narrow strips missing from either the top margin (7-8 of these), or the bottom margin (6-7 of these), or from both top and bottom margins (saw 4 of these). Because there are so many of these and they are so similar, I think the flaws may have occurred during the publishers binding process. The last 3 photos above show examples. Photo # 4 shows the complete front of page 49/50 with a narrow strip missing from top and bottom margins. Photo # 5 shows  the top-margin flaw; Photo # 6 shows the bottom margin of the same page. All defective pages are quite similar. No text is affected.
As for good points, front cover shows moderate wear and some creasing, there is a light crease to spine, binding is very solid, publisher's red staining on all outer page edges is uniformly nice with only light wear and no spots or stains or other blemishes, interior is very clean with no names or other writing.    
We have priced the book significantly below the value of an average G+/VG- copy. May be your best chance to  acquire a copy of this very scarce first edition. 

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