Wouk. The Caine Mutiny.

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Wouk. The Caine Mutiny.

2,750.00

Wouk, Herman. The Caine Mutiny. NY: Doubleday, 1951. 1st edition. With two dust-wrappers, a second-state enclosing the fragments of a first-state (with The City Boy on the back, rather than City Boy). 1. Outer dust-wrapper. Fore-corners of front worn, with rubbing along front flap-hinge. Two closed tears (1/4” and 1/2”) to lower edge of front. Rubbing and tiny tears to upper edge of front. Bumps and rubbing to heel and crown. Chip to rear hinge at heel. Two 1/2” closed tears to lower edge of rear. 1/8” closed tear to upper edge of rear. Moderate soiling and scratches to rear. Even sunning to spine. 2. Inner dust-wrapper. Lacking front flap. Front detached, with moderate cracking and chips to all edges ,with large chips to on hinge-edge of upper and lower edges. Spine with closed tears and chips, with a large pieces missing at heel and crown. Small damp-stain to heel. Large pieces missing of upper corners of rear. Back flap almost detached, with some tanning and beveled corners (as issued). Small damp-stains to upper edge of text-block. Text block otherwise bright and fresh. With manuscript signed post-card, dated 5.7.52, replying to a congratulatory note for winning the Pulitzer Prize, laid in. Inscribed by Wouk on half-title (31 July 09).

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