1944. New York: The Vanguard Press, 1944.
8vo,191 pp. Original green cloth, lettered in brown on backstrip and with publisher’s device on upper cover, cloth faded in places, internally very clean. Original clipped dust-jacket, faded in places and with some wear to the top edge. Very good.
§ First Edition of the author's first book. The diary of a young American man in 1942, unemployed and yet to be drafted, left "dangling" by the Depression and the war. From the blurb "Vanguard Press is... proud to publish the first novel of a writer who, we predict, will take his place among the most distinguished novelists of our time." Item #110546