Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company / The Riverside Press, 1967. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. 409pp. Octavo [22 cm] 1/4 light gray cloth with black cloth covered boards and a black ink stamped title on the spine. Very good. The spine is rolled. The edges of the covers are rubbed and gently bumped. There is a previous owner's name on the front pastedown. The text block is just starting to crack at the beginning. The dust jacket is in good condition. Mildly browned and rubbed. There is a long thin open tear along the fold of the front inside flap that measures 3 and 1/2 inches long. There are also multiple small losses from the edges. The author is photographed with a cup of coffee on the rear panel. Price-clipped. Item #27055
A Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award Novel. First Printing, followed by a "w" is stated on the copyright page. "...There is an almost unprecedented quality of reality in this book and in all its people, and the reality does not flag even when Stone lets his book crest as nightmare. I am swept along, I believe him. Stone writes like a bird, like an angel, like a circus barker, like a con man, like someone so high on pot that he is scraping his shoes on the stars." - Wallace Stegner.