"This life is slow suicide, unless you read": First Edition of The Caine Mutiny; Signed by Herman Wouk
The Caine Mutiny.
Item Number: 74037
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1951.
First edition of Wouk’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original blue cloth, cartographic endpapers. Boldly signed by Herman Wouk on the title page. Very good in a very good second issue dust jacket with “City Boy” on the rare panel. Jacket painting by John Hull.
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.
Other Books by this Author
First Edition of Herman Wouk's The Will To Live On: This is Our Heritage ; Inscribed by Him in the year of publication to fellow writer
New York: Cliff Street Books, 2000.
First edition of this work, which examines the changes affecting the Jewish world. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page in the year of publication, “For George Wiegel a fellow toiler in the vineyard with deep respect Herman Wouk Feb 00.” The recipient George Weigel was the Founding President of the James Madison Foundation and is the author of the best-selling biography of Pope John Paul II, Witness to Hope and Tranquillitas Ordinis: The Present Failure and Future Promise of American Catholic Thought on War and Peace. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Irving Freeman.
Boston: Little, Brown, 1978.
First edition. Thick octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Herman Wouk on the title page. Bookplate, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with lightwear.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1959.
First edition of Wouk’s classic introduction to Judaism. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Herman Wouk on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. Jacket design by Robert Galster.
“When I grow old I want to regret the things I've done, not the things I haven't done": First Edition of Herman Wouk's Youngblood Hawke; Signed by Him
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1962.
First edition of this fictionalized work based on the life of Thomas Wolfe. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Herman Wouk on the title page. Fine in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Jacket design by Paul Bacon.
“REMEMBER THIS, IF YOU CAN--THERE IS NOTHING, NOTHING MORE PRECIOUS THAN TIME”: First Edition of Herman Wouk's Don't Stop the Carnival; Inscribed by Him To His Physician
New York: Doubleday & Company, 1965.
First edition of Wouk’s classic comedy. Octavo, original half cloth, pictorial endpapers. Inscribed by the author to his physician in the year of publication, “Gratitude and good wishes to Dr. Abe Levine Sincerely Herman Wouk 9 III 65 New York.” Fine in a very good dust jacket light wear to the extremities. Jacket painting by Janet Gasson. Jacket design by Owen Scott. A nice association.
“Peace, if it ever exists, will not be based on the fear of war, but on the love of peace": First Edition of Herman Wouk's The Winds of War; Warmly Inscribed by Him
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1971.
First edition of Wouk’s masterpiece of historical fiction, a sweeping epic of World War II is the great novel of America’s Greatest Generation. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “Inscribed with great regard for Walter A. Haas, Sr. Herman Wouk Washington 5 Sept. 78.” Walter Haas was the son of the founder of Hellman-Haas Grocery (which became Smart & Final), was a former president and chairman of Levi Strauss & Co. Haas was credited with saving the once struggling company. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket photograph by Jill Krementz.
New York: The Penguin Press, 2013.
First edition of this collection of poems by Mary Oliver. Octavo, original boards. Signed by Mary Oliver on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Darren Haggar.
First Edition of Inside the Economist's Mind; Signed by Economists Paul Samuelson, Robert Solow, Paul Volcker, Christopher Sims, Thomas Sargent and John Campbell
Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2006.
First edition. Octavo, original illustrated boards. Signed on the title page by Paul Samuelson, Robert Solow, Paul Volcker, Christopher Sims, Thomas Sargent and John Campbell. These economists were interviewed for this volume. In near fine condition, without a dust jacket as issued. Rare and desirable.
New York: United Synagogue Commission on Jewish Education, 1955.
First edition of this early Sendak title. Quarto, original illustrated boards, illustrated throughout. In very good condition with light rubbing.
"I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb": First Edition of Long Walk To Freedom; Signed and dated by Nelson Mandela
Boston: Little Brown, 1994.
First American edition of the autobiography of one of the greatest moral leaders of the twentieth century. Octavo, original half cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated with photographs. Signed by the author, “Nelson Mandela 12.5.05” on the title page. It was signed in New York City by Mandela during a visit upon receipt of an honorary doctorate from Amherst College. Fine in a fine dust jacket.