The Naked and the Dead (Uncorrected proof)
New York: Rinehart, 1948. 721 pages. Advance copy of the debut novel by the author who would go on to win two Pulitzer Prizes. Based in part on Mailer's experiences in World War II.
Very good in wrappers (paperback). Spine toned and concave, with wear to the flap folds. Inscribed by the author to a noted book collector: "To Don Kaufmann / I saw galleys on The Naked and the Dead while living in Paris through the winter of 1947-1948, but this edition put together before publication for reviewers was never glimpsed by me until after my return to the states in 1948. / Norman Mailer / Sept. '75." A unique copy of this important book.