Item Number: 508
New York: Harcourt Brace, 1955.
First Edition of the author’s first book. Thick Octavo. Original boards. Signed by Gaddis on the half- title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. The novel was poorly received initially, but Gaddis’s reputation grew, twenty years later, with the publication of his second novel JR which went on to win the National Book Award. Gaddis’ work has influenced a number of postmodern writers including Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, and David Foster Wallace.