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Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. First U.S. Printing. SIGNED by Coelho

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Harper Collins, San Francisco, 1993. First Edition. First US printing with complete number line from 1- 10 and year line starting at 93. ISBN 10: 006-250217-4. Signed on the half-title page, "Paulo Coelho". Hardcover with dust jacket. DUST JACKET: A circular label on the front panel stating "This Book is Autographed...." Bumping and wear to the top of the dj. Light wear on the bottom edge. A bit of wrinkling on the back flap. Dj has a light crease down the spine. No tears. No missing pieces. No clips.  Not price-clipped with dj price of $16.00. BOOK: Bright gilt lettering on spine. Very light wear on the bottom of the spine. Some reddish soiling on the bottom of the page block with no real bleeding to the page surfaces. There is a small bit of soiling inside the back cover. There seems to be a little wear to the surface  of the boards. Otherwise, no previous owner markings. No tears, folds or creases to pages.  Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. JF22a

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.