First edition, first printing of Men on Bataan by John Hersey.
Octavo, 313pp. Maroon cloth cover, beige cloth spine, title printed in blue on spine and blind stamped on cover. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. Top edge stained green, light offsetting to endpapers. Text block fine. Publisher’s first state dust jacket, with $2.50 on front flap, light wear along top edge, faint toning to spine, short closed tear to rear panel at hinge, a bright, near fine example.
This was John Hersey’s first book, which follows General Douglas MacArthur’s defense of Bataan.