William Peter Blatty – The Exorcist – First UK Edition 1971

William Peter Blatty – The Exorcist – First UK Edition 1971

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William Peter Blatty – The Exorcist – First UK Edition 1971

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£275.00

A first edition, first printing by Blond & Briggs in 1971 complete with the publisher’s compliments slip. A near fine copy with bumping to the head of the spine and slight discolouration to the rear board. Clean text block. A near fine wrapper with rubbing to the edges and corners. Slight chipping to the head of the spine. A little ink staining to the inside.
While studying at Georgetown University in 1949, Blatty became intrigued by a real life demonic possession and exorcism which he had heard about. This provided the inspiration for his horror novel which was made into a very successful film adaptation two years later.

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A first edition, first printing by Blond & Briggs in 1971 complete with the publisher’s compliments slip. A near fine copy with bumping to the head of the spine and slight discolouration to the rear board. Clean text block. A near fine wrapper with rubbing to the edges and corners. Slight chipping to the head of the spine. A little ink staining to the inside.
While studying at Georgetown University in 1949, Blatty became intrigued by a real life demonic possession and exorcism which he had heard about. This provided the inspiration for his horror novel which was made into a very successful film adaptation two years later.

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