Boston Toronto: Little, Brown and Company, 1978. First Trade Edition: "reserve selection" of first edition for friends of author. Cloth and boards. SIGNED by the author on "special reserve" endpaper, 8vo (9 5/8" x 6 5/8"), red quarter cloth with gold and silver lettering on spine over light black boards with gold cursive author's name, Mylar-protected photographic dust jacket (clipped), red endpapers, [xiv] + [1-3], 4-1042 pages & red cloth over cardboard slip case, 3 lbs 11 oz. Fine / Fine. Item #3667
SUPERIOR CONDITION: tight, bright, clean, with bright dust jacket (tiny nick on top of its spine); clean, bright, unsoiled slip case with very slight rubbing. Previous owner's hard-to-see imbossed seal on "Special Reserve" sheet. ATTRACTIVE COPY WITH SCARCE WOUK AUTOGRAPH
Herman Wouk (born 1915) is an American author. His 1951 novel The Caine Mutiny won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His other works include The Winds of War and WAR AND REMEMBRANCE, historical novels about World War II. Those who gathered at the Library of Congress in 1995 to mark Wouk's 80th birthday described him as an American Tolstoy--Wiki.