"What I mean is, I love winter, and when you really love something, then it loves you back, in whatever way it has to love": First Edition of A Separate Peace; Inscribed by John Knowles

  • A Separate Peace.

A Separate Peace.


Item Number: 738

New York: Macmillan, 1960.

First American edition of the author’s first and most well-known book. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To ____ With all best regards- John Knowles.” Fine in a near fine price-clipped second issue dust jacket. A very sharp example.

"A Separate Peace endures because it is beautifully written and a deft study of character What sets it apart is a paradoxical quality of immediacy and timelessness" (New York Times).

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