First edition 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. In publishers first edition dust jacket, $6.95 on front flap, light wear at edges, some shelf wear, short closed tear along front panel. Previous ownership inscription on front free end paper. Signed by author David McCullough on half title.
Comments: The Johnstown Flood is the first book by Pulitzer Prize winning author 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.