NY: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1982. First edition. Octavo; 216pp; orange boards, black quarter-cloth; dust jacket. Mild shelfwear to board bottoms, some light waterspotting to textblock top, and a couple of minor spots of soiling to front endpaper. In a price-clipped jacket showing moderate rubbing. Very good or better in like jacket. Signed by Babbitt to the title page.
An elegantly written short novel detailing the successful but unhappy life of the titular character through the lens of his adult twin daughters. Something of an outlier in the oeuvre of a writer best known for Tuck Everlasting and her other young-adult novels, Babbitt identified Herbert Rowbarge as her personal favorite among her books.