275. Mailer (Norman) The Naked and the Dead, first edition, first issue with publisher’s device on © page, signed presentation inscription from the author to half-title, original black cloth, extremities a little rubbed and chipped, dust-jacket, price-clipped and restored, spine discoloured, spine ends and corners repaired and restored, a little rubbed at extremities, but in effect an excellent copy, preserved in custom drop-back box, 8vo, New York, 1948.
est. £600 – £800
An excellent example of Mailer's first book, An instant best-seller, The Naked and the Dead was one of the first American books to openly question the popular account of World War 2 and the men who fought in it.