JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN, by Dalton Trumbo - 1959 [Signed 9th printing]


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Johnny Got His Gun

by Dalton Trumbo 

Ninth printing, signed by the author.  New York:  Lyle Stuart, 1959  

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition, with a GOOD DJ under Mylar.

  • Boards with red paper covers show some wear at shoulders, marks, edgewear.  Corners are  frayed, with exposed board.
  • Spine has black text and is sunned, with crushed, frayed ends.
  • Binding is secure.  
  • Pastedowns and feps have some staining, owner's marks.  See photos.
  • Signed by author on title page.
  • Interior is gently age-toned, a 1/2" chip on page 23.  See photos.  
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Text block edges have a few marks along foot edge.  
  • DJ is nicely preserved behind Mylar and is backed with archival paper.
  • DJ has edgewear, chipped corners, closed tears along head edge, bumping along foot edge, some staining to back achips at spine ends.  See photos for details. 
  • PS2023.0118

309 pages. 5.25 x 8 inches

First published in 1939, Johnny Got His Gun was an immediate best-seller, and it retained its popularity through the years.  Upon its reissue in 1959 (this, the Ninth Printing), the publishers explained their decision this way:  "Because it is one of the most extraordinary books ever written.  Because two decades and an atomic age later, it lives as a great American novel -- as exciting, griipping and meaningful as it was on the day it was written." 

Ninth printing, Signed by author on title page.

AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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