London: Allen Lane, 1973. Hardcover. First British edition. A near fine book in a fine dust jacket. Boards are slight splayed and there is a bit of foxing to the top edges. The third book by the author of Stoner and Butcher's Crossing. Winner of the National Book Award, an award he shared with John Barth.
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New York: Macmillan, 1960. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a very good plus jacket. Corners of the front jacket flap are clipped but the price of $3.95 is present on the flap. Some rubbing to the rear panel and a short closed tear at the top of the rear panel. One of the nicer copies of this book that you will find. Pages browned, as is common with this title. Overall a very collectible copy. Stated first printing. This is Williams's second novel, a revisionist history of the settling of the West that involves three men who set out on a buffalo hunt and in an orgy of killing find themselves forever changed. Williams was the author of the novels, Stoner, and Augustus which won the National Book Award.
London: Allen Lane, 1973. Hardcover. First British edition. This is the first British edition of Williams's classic novel of life in academia. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A beautiful copy. Front flap is clipped but publisher's price of "£2.50 net" is present. A recent bestseller in Europe, the novel has continued to gain recognition with many scholars calling it the "best novel you never read." Wrote Julian Barnes recently: "It is good, and it has considerable substance, and gravity, and continuation in the mind afterwards." The British edition was published 10 years after the U.S. edition and is far more difficult to find, especially in collectible condition.