First edition of A Rage to Live by John O’Hara.
Octavo, 590pp. Navy blue cloth, title stamped in gilt on spine and cover, rural scene blind stamped on front cover and spine. Stated “First Printing” on copyright page. Top edge stained red. Toning to endpapers, top corners and spine ends bumped. Clean text, no marks or notations. In publisher’s dust jacket, price clipped on front flap, toning to interior, chipping and tears along edges and corners, archival repair to fold of front flap.
A Rage to Live was the basis for the 1965 film of the same name, starring Suzanne Pleshette, Bradford Dillman and Ben Gazarra.