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Alchemist by Paulo Coelho First printing Hardcover, Signed by Coelho on the title page

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Author signature on title page; 8vo; VG; Not Remainder; Not book club; Not ex-lib; HB- Blue paper over board w/dark blue cloth spine, gilt lettering to spine, minimal edgewear, dampstain to lower spine(approx .5” at highest from bottom, running along lower front edge) does not involve publisher’s device or extend into text block, spine slightly cocked; DJ- Multi-colored pictorial w/black lettering, minimal edgewear, blue offset reflecting book dampstain, brodart protected; 177 pp- deckle edged, dark blue rear endpage slightly dampstained w/offset on last two RFEP’s, approx last half of text block shows damp exposure (slight stiffness/, occasional dampstain, slight

Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist (Portuguese: O Alquimista) is a short (163 pages), inspirational parable about the importance of pursuing one's dreams. Originally published in 1988 in the Brazilian author's native Portuguese, it has since been translated in close to 70 languages and has become one of the best-selling books in history. The Alchemist is a quick and enjoyable reminder for anyone who feels they have become distracted from pursuing their own Personal Legend.