Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1967. First Edition. First issue jacket with a price of $5.95 and a Wallace Stegner blurb on the front flap, and a photo of Stone on the rear jacket panel. The author's first book.
Warmly INSCRIBED by Stone to fellow author Chris Offutt in the year of publication: "For Chris Offutt / With admiration, esteem, and best wishes / Robert Stone." A tremendous association.
From the collection of Chris Offutt.
Offutt is the author of “Kentucky Straight” and other short story collections, novels, nonfiction, and memoirs, and, in 1996, was named one of the twenty Best Young American Novelists by “Granta” magazine. He has also written for popular television shows and national publications, has been visiting faculty at numerous institutions including the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, and has received awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and others.
Front hinge just a bit tender, else Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket.