First edition, first printing of The Johnstown Flood, signed by David McCullough.
Octavo, 302pp. Brown cloth, title in gilt on spine. Stated “first printing” on copyright page. Illustrated end papers with maps. Top edge dyed pink. Copy appears unread. In publisher’s first state dust jacket, $6.95 on front flap, light wear at top edge of spine, small rubbing to rear panel, a near fine example.
Signed by the author David McCullough on the title page, dated 1989.
The Johnstown Flood is the first book by Pulitzer Prize winning historian David G. McCullough. This book recounts the historic floods of 1889 along the Little Conemaugh River after the failure of the South Fork Dam. The flood destroyed the town of Johnston, Pennsylvania and killed upwards of 2000 people.