"WOLFE AT HIS VERY BEST": FIRST EDITION OF THE RIGHT STUFF, BOLDLY INSCRIBED BY TOM WOLFE
WOLFE, Tom. The Right Stuff. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, (1979). Octavo, original gray cloth, original dust jacket. $1350.
First edition of Wolfe's award-winning classic about America's early manned space program, inscribed by him on half title page with his characteristic bold flourishes, "For T— W— Tom Wolfe."
"Wolfe at his very best… technically accurate, learned, cheeky, risky, touching, tough, compassionate, nostalgic, worshipful, jingoistic—The Right Stuff is superb" (New York Times). Basis for the acclaimed 1983 film written and directed by Philip Kaufman, starring Sam Shepard and Ed Harris. With "First printing, 1979" on copyright page.
Interior very fresh, faint soiling to cloth; tiny closed tear to upper rear panel of bright dust jacket. A handsome about-fine copy.