"SHALOM": FIRST EDITION OF MILA 18, INSCRIBED BY LEON URIS
URIS, Leon. Mila 18. Garden City: Doubleday, 1961. Thick octavo, original half gray cloth, original dust jacket. Housed in a custom box. $900.
First edition of Leon Uris' stirring novel about the Warsaw Uprising, inscribed by him, "Shalom Leon Uris."
Named for the address of the house where the Jewish army of the Warsaw Ghetto staged their heroic 42-day uprising against the German Army, Uris' Mila 18 fictionalizes the events of that heroic act of resistance. "Not only authentic as history… [It is] the story of a sacrifice that had real meaning and will forever be remembered… A fine and important novel" (New York Times). With "First Edition" on copyright page.
Book about-fine. Dust jacket about-fine, with a tiny bit of tape reinforcement to verso. A handsome inscribed copy.