“IT WAS BOTH AN HONOR AND A SADNESS TO HEAR FROM SOMEONE WHO DID LEAVE THE COUNTRY RATHER THAN PARTICIPATE IN THIS WAR…”
HELLER, Joseph. We Bombed in New Haven. WITH: Autograph and typed letters signed, discussing Catch-22. New York, 1968.
First edition of Heller’s anti-war play produced during the Vietnam war, inscribed by him, “To Walter —-, With admiration and sincere good wishes.” Heller sent this inscribed book to the recipient after he had written to Heller praising Catch-22 and implying that it was an inspiration for his decision to move to Canada to dodge the U.S. military draft. With a lengthy typed letter signed by Heller from 1969 to the recipient praising him for his courage and discussing the composition of Catch-22, as well as an autograph letter signed from 1999 to the same recipient. $7800.