The Cider House Rules by John Irving [FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING] 1985
The Cider House Rules by John Irving
FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING  WILLIAM MORROW & CO.
Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition.
Dust jacket has some shelf / edge wear but is overall in excellent shape and looks great in a new HQ brodart jacket protector.
Book is in very nice shape. Trace shelf wear to boards, minor soiling to text block. Reads good as new.
Raised from birth in the orphanage at St. Cloud's, Maine, Homer Wells has become the protege of Dr. Wilbur Larch, its physician and director. There Dr. Larch cares for the troubled mothers who seek his help, either by delivering and taking in their unwanted babies or by performing illegal abortions. Meticulously trained by Dr. Larch, Homer assists in the former, but draws the line at the latter. Then a young man brings his beautiful fiancee to Dr. Larch for an abortion, and everything about the couple beckons Homer to the wide world outside the orphanage ...