London: Secker & Warburg, 1959. First UK Edition. The author's first book, the story of a friendship between two 16 year old boys at a New England prep school, just before America's involvement in World War 2. Basis for the 2004 Peter Yates film of the same name. Item #1734
First Impression, preceding the American edition by one year. Octavo; green cloth, with titles stamped in silver on spine; dustjacket; 237pp. Bookplate signed by the author loosely laid in. Short tear to edge of rear endpaper, else Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced 15s. net), gently spine-sunned, with light wear to extremities, shallow chipping to corners, and two chips at the crown affecting titles; Very Good.