Philadelphia: Lippincott, . Large octavo. Pictorial yellow wrappers. A trace of very minor dust smudging to wrappers, light but visible discoloration to fore-edge and margin at top corner, otherwise a very good or better copy. Item #WRCLIT53501
Advance reading copy of the first edition of Abbey's most widely admired novel. Laid into this copy is a typed letter signed from the senior vice president of Lippincott to historian/biographer/novelist William Manchester, forwarding this copy and soliciting a blurb from him.