Midnight Cowboy

Herlihy, James Leo

Published by Dell Publishing Co. (5611), 1969
Used Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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[tight and clean, minor edgewear, uncreased spine]. Mass Market PB Stated "New Dell edition / First printing - February 1969," the less common of the two contemporaneous movie tie-in covers, featuring a color still of Jon Voight in bed with a woman. (Most later printings featured a photo-montage cover built around the two-shot of Voight and Dustin Hoffman, familiar from the one-sheet poster; this edition's cover might be explained by its "pre-release" status, since it preceded the movie's premiere by about three months.) A curious design, in any case, bearing the front cover tagline "Now an Explosive Movie Starring Dustin Hoffman" (but picturing only Voight -- and, on the rear cover, misspelling his first name as "John"). NOISBN. Bookseller Inventory # 17010

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Title: Midnight Cowboy

Publisher: Dell Publishing Co. (5611)

Publication Date: 1969

Binding: Softcover

Illustrator: Illustrated by (photo cover)

Book Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st printing thus

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