The Caine Mutiny.

“Remember this, if you can--there is nothing, nothing more precious than time": First Edition of The Caine Mutiny; Signed by Herman Wouk

The Caine Mutiny.

WOUK, Herman .


Item Number: 111762

Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1951.

First edition of Wouk’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original blue cloth, cartographic endpapers. Fine in an excellent near fine first issue dust jacket with “The 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.

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