The Thin Red Line. James Jones.
The Thin Red Line
The Thin Red Line
The Thin Red Line
The Thin Red Line
The Thin Red Line
The Thin Red Line

The Thin Red Line

New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1962. First Edition. Hardcover. "This is a combat novel of World War II, the story of an army rifle company named C-for-Charlie during several months of the campaign on Guadalcanal. From the moment of landing on the island, through the bloody and exhausting battle for a complex of hills- through jungle patrol and respite in bivouac and in the hospital- James Jones tells the story with a scrupulous and unsparing fidelity rarely accomplished in fiction. There are no heroes in The Thin Red Line; no man stands out under the numbing impact of war. Instead, (Jones) has put vividly in front of the reader several dozen men, who change, and suffer, and make essential discoveries about themselves." (from front flap) the fourth novel by James Jones (1921-1977), the popular, award-winning American novelist. Jones was himself a veteran combatant in the Pacific-Theater WWII battle he depicts in this sweeping, epic yet intimate story. As with Jones' other war-themed or related novels, The Thin Red Line was the basis for in this case several acclaimed film versions (1964, 1998). Hardcover in unclipped first-issue dust jacket (with $5.95 price printed on front flap), first edition, first printing as indicated by "A-6.62-[H]" stated on copyright page. A canonical collectible in the Jones oeuvre in its rarest original form. See also our item No.s 4523, 4673 & 4726. Book in fair-to-good condition with moderate-to-significant rubbing, smudging & a few spots to black-cloth front, back covers & spine (with facsimile signature, lettering & graphics on front cover & spine mildly dulled but mostly intact); mild wear, fading, a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same; mild browning & moderate-to-significant spotting, spot-staining to side & lower edges of text block; moderate fading & spotting to grey-dyed upper edge of same. Interior fine with light browning, spotting to paste-downs & endpapers; slight loss of paper, closed tear at blank area of lower hinge between front paste-down & endpaper (with maps thereon fully intact); miniscule-to-slight bleeding of spots, spot-stains noted above onto side & lower edges/ blank margins of a few page leaves. Dust jacket fair-to-good with mild-to-moderate rubbing, browning, spotting, scratching & faint creasing to front, back covers, spine & flaps; mild wear & some tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same; several areas with very short, closed tears & slight paper loss esp. upper spine-edge & corners; somewhat extensive clear-tape repairs at esp. upper spine-edge & corners, adjacent cover edges, lower spine-edge & corners, upper flap & cover edges of blank inner jacket (hardly visible at corresponding outer jacket areas). Fair- Good / Fair- Good. [Item #4774]

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