INSCRIBED BY O’HARA
O'HARA, John. The Instrument. New York: Random House, (1967). Octavo, original green cloth, original dust jacket. $250.
First edition, inscribed, "To Alden Whitman, No prize from the undersigned, but thanks for a pleasant interview. John O'Hara. 8 Nov. '67 Princeton, N.J."
One of O'Hara's later novels, published only a few years before his death in 1970. "Published simultaneously with the trade printing… Priority of printing undetermined" (Bruccoli A29.1.b). Alden Whitman was a journalist for the New York Times.
Only very minor toning to dust jacket. A fine copy.