“PASSION. DUELS. MIRACLES. GIANTS. TRUE LOVE”: FIRST EDITION OF THE PRINCESS BRIDE
GOLDMAN, William. The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure. The 'good parts' version. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1973). Octavo, original gray cloth, original dust jacket. $1600.
First edition of Goldman’s most popular book, his loving lampoon of swashbuckling fantasy.
Goldman satirizes familiar fairy tale formula—"Fighting… Revenge… Beasts of All Natures and Descriptions"—in this book-within-a-book, a unique blend of slapstick comedy and wistful sentiment. Goldman also wrote the popular 1987 screen adaptation directed by Rob Reiner. With "First Edition" stated on copyright page. Fantasy and Horror 7-139.
Evidence of bookplate removal to front free endpaper; small closed tear with tiny bit of tape reinforcement to verso of about-fine price-clipped dust jacket.