Charrière, Henri translated by June P. William Morrow and Company, Inc. Inscribed boldly to the half-title page by author, the inscription dated 7th October 1970.The book is quite firmly bound in blue paper covered boards with a red cloth spine strip lettered and decorated in blue and black, the extremities are slightly bumped and rubbed. The text block is slightly foxed, marked and age toned, a few page corners are creased.
The Lydia Rosier designed dust jacket is the original and not price clipped, it is quite marked and age toned, with some short closed tears and minor chips to the edges. Edition of a great prison memoir, or, according to some sceptics, a superb autobiographical novel with fairly little basis in truth. The American translation differs quite considerably from that by Patrick O'Brien for the U. Edition, with debate as to which is the superior.
It was wildly successful however on both sides of the Atlantic regardless of translation. Editions I have owned have all been inscribed in May of 1970, this and other copies of the U. Edition I have seen have inscriptions dating from October 1970, so presumably the U.Translation appeared first in January 1970 and the U. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable". The seller is "frost555uk" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, United States, Ireland, Canada, Australia.