Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Inscribed by Richard Bach. Photographs by Russell Munson. First Edition, First Printing. Macmillan. New York, 1970.

$1,450.00

Jonathan Livingston Seagull was an apparition in 1970, catapulting Richard Bach into unimaginable literary success. The allegorical novella tells the story of a seagull who seeks self-realization through flight and personal reflection. Critics and editors were perplexed by the work, unsure of how to categorize it. Yet in less than 10,000 words, Bach managed to formulate a pitch-perfect fable that captured many of the sentiments of twentieth century American readers. Still, the publisher was unsure of the work’s potential, and so they only printed about 7,500 copies in the first run, with only about 3,000 secured for sale. Over the course of months, however, general word-of-mouth and readerly appreciation set Jonathan Livingston Seagull on a path toward bestsellerdom. By 1972, so many people had caught on that millions of copies were sold and dozens of printings were issued, making it one of the bestselling books of the decade. It remains a cult classic–one beloved by introspective readers and pop culture appreciators alike.

This first edition, first printing is inscribed by Richard Bach on the title page. It is in near-fine condition. In the original blue cloth boards, about-fine with only minor fading to edges. Text block about-fine, only one spot of soiling to front matter. In the original dust jacket, very nearly fine with only one small closed tear.

A scarce inscribed first edition of Jonathan Livingston Seagull.

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Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Inscribed by Richard Bach. Photographs by Russell Munson. First Edition, First Printing. Macmillan. New York, 1970.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in