“Remember this, if you can—there is nothing, nothing more precious than time": FIRST EDITION OF HERMAN WOUK'S PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING CLASSIC THE CAINE MUTINY IN THE SCARCE ORIGINAL FIRST ISSUE DUST JACKET; SIGNED BY HIM
The Caine Mutiny.
Item Number: 4223
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1951.
First edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original blue cloth, cartographic endpapers. Signed by Herman Wouk on the title page. Review copy with slip laid in. Fine in a near fine first-issue dust jacket with a few closed tears (“The City Boy” on the back panel jacket as opposed to the later issue “City Boy”). Jacket painting by John Hull. A very bright example, uncommon in this condition and signed.
The Caine Mutiny was published in March, 1951 and word of mouth quickly spread and a second printing was issued in April 1951, and four more printings in June alone. By September 1951, The Caine Mutiny had become the best-selling novel in the country. The book remained on the best-seller list for two and a half years, winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1952. The Caine Mutiny was both a Broadway play and a Hollywood film starring Humphrey Bogart in an unforgettable performance as Captain Queeg.