New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1950. Very Good / Good. Item #12691
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1950. First Edition, stated. Signed by Vidal without inscription on full title. Octavo; 307pp. Illustrated dust jacket with $3.00 price intact; book in green cloth with red cloth spine and gilt lettering. Heavy tape repair and edge reinforcement to jacket -- formerly split along at least a couple folds -- with tape mostly to interior but with some external along back panel and flap and at head of spine. Large chip to jacket at top corner near spine, with scuffs along edges, remnants of repaired tears and adjacent creases, and some general scuffs and smudges to surface. Boards a bit edgeworn with a few light scuffs to cloth. Spine a bit cocked and darkened, with nudging at head and tail. Front board opens shakily and book falls open easily between a few gatherings, but binding is sound. Toning and glue residue on endpapers. Accession plate for the Army Medical Library's Staff Library, dated 11/3/50, on front pastedown, with no other institutional markings or additions. Smudges to edges of textblock, but interior unmarked.