11 October 2002
SHAW, Irwin. The Young Lions. New York: Random House, 1948.
8o. Original cloth (spine a bit cocked, some wear). Provenance: JAMES JONES (1921-1977), American writer (presentation inscription).
FIRST EDITION, first printing of Shaw's first novel. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED TO THE NOVELIST JAMES JONES on the front free endpaper: "To Jamie - from the man whose picture on the back flap shows that Adam wasn't the only beauty in the family - with love - Irwin." The front pastedown is annotated by Jones's widow Gloria: "This is a book belonging to my Husband James Jones, 4-17-94. P.S. Jamie was his name, Gloria Jones."
A major association copy of one of the important American novels of the Second World War inscribed to the author of From Here to Eternity.
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