First U.S. Edition. Very Good / No Dust Jacket. Item #4957
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1974. Stated First U.S. Edition. Octavo; 249pp. Black cloth-covered boards with silver lettering to spine. Missing dust jacket. Covers very lightly shelfworn and nudged at spine ends, else sturdy and square. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
Sacks's second book, focused on his work with encephalitis lethargica patients at the Beth Abraham Hospital. The book was inspiration for Harold Pinter's 1982 play A Kind of Alaska, and the basis for the Oscar-winning 1990 film directed by Penny Marshall and starring Robert DeNiro and Robin Williams.