WAIT UNTIL SPRING, BANDINI. John Fante.
WAIT UNTIL SPRING, BANDINI

WAIT UNTIL SPRING, BANDINI

New York: Stackpole Sons, 1938. First Edition. The Italian-American author's first book, a novel ripe with the conflicts of family life and Catholic guilt. Basis for Dominique Deruddere's 1989 film adaptation, starring Joe Mantegna and Faye Dunaway. Item #1510

First Printing. Octavo; teal cloth, with titles stamped in orange on spine and in blind on front panel; 266pp. Slight forward lean, base of spine gently nudged, with a few faint strips of offset to endpapers and brief trace of residue from old style jacket protector to lower edge of same; clean, unrubbed copy - Very Good+ to Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, paper toned at rear panel, with chipping along spine ends and corners (not affecting titles); several edge tears, with neat, partial splits along front joint and rear flap fold invisibly and archivally mended on verso; Very Good.

Price: $1,800.00

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