Title: Setting Free the Bears
Publisher: Ballantine Books, New York
Publication Date: 1970
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Printing.
Ballantine Books number 01812095; cover price 95 cents. First printing, January 1970, stated. This is the uncommon first paperback printing of Irving's first novel, with appropriately psychedelic cover art for the pub date. The book is tight and unmarked; slightly cocked; some age-toning to the pages; one page corner-creased. The spine is crease; hinge crease, corner crease to front wrap; some edgewear. Sleeve protected. Bookseller Inventory # 001938
Synopsis: It is 1967 and two Viennese university students want to liberate the Vienna Zoo, as was done after World War II. But their good intentions have both comic and gruesome consequences, in this first novel written by a twenty-five year old John Irving, already a master storyteller.
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