INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION OF ROBERT STONE’S FIRST NOVEL
STONE, Robert. A Hall of Mirrors. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1967. Octavo, original half black and half gray cloth, original pictorial dust jacket. $1600.
First edition of Stone’s first novel, inscribed by him on the half-title: “For Bob Lighter / With every best wish, / Robert Stone.”
This story of three young Americans whose lives intersect in New Orleans at the end of Mardi Gras in 1962 announced the arrival of a major new talent, who lived up to his early promise with the critically acclaimed novels Dog Soldiers (1974, National Book Award), A Flag for Sunrise (1981) and Outerbridge Reach (1992). “Stone’s position as a leading novelist has been well earned for the skill with which he imbues the novel of action with moral and political dimensions” (Stringer, 646).
Dust jacket with very light edgewear. A near-fine copy.