The Paper Chase - John Jay Osborn 1971 - Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston - First Edition John Jay Osborn’s ‘Paper Chase’ is the story of a young midwesterner, James Hart, who finds himself in the great classrooms of Langdell Hall at Harvard Law School, locked in a zero-sum game with a dominating, omniscient deity: Professor Kingsfield. Osborn wrote this, his first novel, whilst studying at Harvard Law School. It was made into a movie starring John Houseman and Timothy Bottoms. Houseman won an Oscar for his performance as contracts professor Kingsfield, it was also turned into a television series.

Included with this copy is the HUL (News Notes of the Harvard University Library) dated September 1971, it contains a rather critical review of the novel.
  Octavo (book size 21.4x14.8cm), pp. [10] 181 [1]. In publisher’s black cloth, spine lettered in gilt, titles in gilt on red blocked background to spine and upper board, top edge tinted red, foredge untrimmed, red endpapers. Dust jacket priced ‘$4.95’ to upper corner of front flap.   Condition: Fine in near find dust jacket with light soiling, and minor fading to red lettering on spine.   Ref: 111139   Price: HK$ 3,200