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The War Lover by John Hersey, 1959, 1st Edition, Custom Binding



The War Lover by John Hersey

True First Edition Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York in 1953

Custom Leather Binding by Derek Woolf

FINE Condition

Binding Details:  Beautifully rebound by Derek Woolf, Solihull, England in three-quarter dark blue Nigerian calf leather over marble covered boards with raised bands to the spine with gilt lettering.

Book Details:  This is the stated first edition, first printing of Hersey’s hugely underrated novel of WWII that gradually won greater acceptance as an anti-war statement.

Basis for the 1962 film by Philip Leacock starring Steve McQueen and Robert Wagner which takes place at an American bomber base in England prior to D-Day.

The book measures approximately 8.5” x 6”, 404 pages.

Condition Report: The binding is in FINE condition with very minimal surface wear. The slipcase is in FINE condition. Internally complete and clean with minimal age tanning.

A photograph of the binding appears in the photo section of the listing.