Osler's Web, Penguin Paperback, First Edition, Spring 1997

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Osler's Web, Penguin Paperback, First Edition, Spring 1997



Are you a bibliophile? Would you like to own a collector’s item? Would you like to use a signed copy of Osler’s Web in an auction or raffle to raise funds for research?

The famous book that pulled the veil off the U.S. government’s failed response to an epidemic that scorched the world.  The author of Osler’s Web, Hillary Johnson, has a limited collection of both hard and softcover first editions, each of them brand new and acquired directly from the publishers. She is offering signed copies to the public for the first time. Purchasers have the option of requesting a personal inscription in addition to a signature.

The Penguin Books paperback division acquired the rights to Osler’s Web soon after the hardcover edition was published by Crown Publishers, Inc.   Penguin issued the paperback edition, with a radically re-designed cover, the following year (1997).  Penguin’s first print run was 50,000 copies.  Early in 1998, however, Penguin destroyed 25,000 unsold copies of the paperback because the books were consuming too much space in their warehouse.  As a result, the Penguin paperback edition is far more rare than the Crown hardcover.

Johnson is also offering for sale extremely rare Uncorrected Proofs, each, like the hardcover and paperback editions, is in impeccable condition. 

Hillary Johnson will sign the book and if requested will personalize the inscription.

"Ms. Johnson’s book describes an important piece of recent medical history that might never have been recorded if it weren’t for her efforts.  Her carefully researched tale leaves us pondering the progress of medicine." - New York Times


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