First Edition. Very Good / Very Good. Item #4483
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977. First Edition with no additional printings listed. Octavo (8.5" x 6"); [x], 260p. Brown dustjacket with gilt lettering; book in quarter brown cloth and beige paper-covered boards with gilt lettering. Price-clipped dustjacket shows one tiny clean tear at bottom front, along with some light creasing along edges and a few smudges. Spine a bit cocked with fading at head and tail. Previous owner's gift inscription on front pastedown, mostly obscured by jacket flap, else pages unmarked. Binding is sound.
Herr's first book, a hybrid of journalism and fiction that offered an early look into the daily lives and experiences of soldiers in Vietnam. Herr would later collaborate on the films Apocalypse Now and Full Metal Jacket, with some of his composite characters from Dispatches serving as inspiration for ones in the films.