"A STIRRING WORK OF FICTION AND FACT": SPECIAL "AUTHOR'S" FIRST EDITION OF WAR AND REMEMBRANCE, SIGNED BY HERMAN WOUK
WOUK, Herman. War and Remembrance. Boston: Little, Brown, (1978). Thick octavo, original half red cloth, original dust jacket, original slipcase. $550.
First trade edition, "one of a reserve selection drawn from the first edition for the friends of the author," signed by Wouk on the publisher's tipped-in leaf, a fine copy in the original slipcase.
"War and Remembrance is a stirring work of fiction and fact…. with its prologue The Winds of War (1971), War and Remembrance is for Herman Wouk the work of a lifetime… a journey of extraordinary emotional riches" (New York Times). "No writer has worked harder at the amassing of the historical facts about World War II. For that matter, no writer has ever written with such authority about the trials of the life of the writer himself" (Burgess, 99 Novels, 56). First trade edition, first issue: with "T10/78" on the copyright page indicating the official publication date of October 1978. Preceded by a limited edition.
A fine copy.