The Natural
Bernard Malamud, 1952
MALAMUD, Bernard (1914-1986). The Natural. New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1952.

First edition, inscribed prior to publication: "For Malou and Dow / Cordially / Bern / July, 1952." The Natural was Malamud's debut novel, the story of baseball prodigy Roy Hobbs. In a fine dust jacket without the usual fading to the spine.

Octavo. Original red cloth (a little minor spotting at extremities); pictorial dust jacket (a little minor wear at spine panel ends and flap edges, small loss at fold of rear flap); custom box.
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