"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.
First edition of Goldman's most popular book, his loving lampoon of swashbuckling fantasy.
Goldman satirizes the 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.