First edition of From Here To Eternity by James Jones, inscribed by the author to Merle Armitage.
Octavo, 861pp. Black cloth, printed title on spine, front panel corners bumped. Scribner’s A on copyright page and publishers seal below, noting first printing. Faint spot on rear end paper. Publishers dust jacket, fine condition, faint spot of shelf wear on rear panel, $4.50 price on front flap. Inscribed on front end paper to Merle Armitage, author and art director for Look Magazine.
From Here to Eternity won the National Book Award in 1951 and is widely considered one of the best novels of the 20th century. An excellent signed association copy.