New York: Random House, 1945. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 122pp. Octavo [21 cm] Tan cloth with lettering and decorative stamping in gilt and red on the spine and front cover. Publisher's red top stain. The text is printed in red and black. Very good. The cloth on the covers is a bit stained, the spine ends and corners of the covers are gently bumped, and the endpapers are foxed. With the dust jacket, designed by H. Lawrence Hoffman, in good plus condition. There are numerous closed and open tears along the edges and folds. Item #41884
A short novel that is a history of a single hour in a soldier's life in a Pacific island invasion during World War II. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper.