Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. 3rd Printing. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. pp. 199. First Edition, Third Printing. Half khaki cloth and olive boards, helmet blind stamped to the front board, green foil to spine lettered in black and glittery olive green. Some tanning along top edge of cover boards and slight rubbing of spine. Dust jacket has no tears, creases or stains with slight edge wear. Signed by the author on title-page and on verso of front flap of jacket. Author's rare first book about a foot soldier in the Vietnam War, based on his personal experiences, brilliantly detailing the brutality of the war. First issue jacket with the publisher's $5.95 printed price on the front flap and the "0373" code on the rear flap. Interior is clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book.
SIGNED on half-title p. by author. 203pp. paperback 8vo: Very Good [text is lightly age browned; light wear @ edges of spine strip; else VG] A nice signature under Peace in the author s first book, a classic memoir of service in Vietnam in 1968 by a reluctant draftee. O Brien (b. 1946) later won a National Book Award for his 1979 novel, Going After Cacciato.
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