London, Secker & Warburg, (1975). The first British edition of his National Book Award-winning second novel, inscribed by the author to his bibliographer, Ken Lopez, "with best wishes." An unaccountably scarce edition: reportedly 2500 copies were printed but it turns up very seldom, far less often than the British A Hall of Mirrors, which is reported to have had a first printing of only 1000 copies. One of the best novels to link the impact of the Vietnam war on American society in the Sixties to the dark side of that era -- the official corruption and the underside of the drug experiences of a generation. Faint marks on foredges and endpages; near fine in a near fine dust jacket with some of the usual fading to the spine lettering. Without question, the scarcest of Stone's trade editions: we've carried this edition only a handful of times over the years. Offered together with a signed copy of Robert Stone: A Bibliography (Hadley: Numinous Press, 1992), Copy 86 of 250 numbered copies, with a previously unpublished piece by Stone: the transcript of an impromptu talk Stone gave at the Library of Congress for the 10th anniversary of the PEN/Faulkner Award, 1989, on the origins of his writing. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#914687] SOLD
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