First Edition of "the novel that paved the way for Cormac McCarthy" Butcher's Crossing; Inscribed by John Williams
New York: The MacMillan Company, 1960.
First edition of Williams’ second novel. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Mary Beth and Ed Twining, with much affection- John Williams.” Ed Twining was an English professor at The University of Denver, where John Williams also taught and was the director of the creative writing program. The two were lifelong friends. Light rubbing, near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Gilbert Etheredge. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A nice association.
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