New York: The Modern Library, 1946. First Edition. Octavo; G+/G-; Gray/tan spine with blue text; DJ has extended 1" tall open tear around majority of head, few 1" open tears on tail, some slight marks of discoloration on rear cover/spine; Boards strong, moderate rubbing to corners, staining on exterior tail/spine; Textblock age-toned, few very minor marks through pages; Binding strong; 269pp.
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New York: The New Yorker, 1944. 8vo., 6 double sided pages; VG; housed in a plastic bag; held together with one staple; some mild shelfwear and staining; date stated June 17, 1944; Pulitzer winner John Hersey reports a story about future president John F. Kennedy, here a Lieutenant, which involves the sinking of his craft and the rescue of his crew, PT 109, after it was run over and cut in half by a Japanese destroyer.; shelved case 1 or case 0 ephemera folder.
Limited Editions Club, 1983. Limited Edition, #1456/1500. Quarto, unpaginated VG; bound in full black aniline leather, title stamped in blind to front cover; housed in publisher's black slipcase, in black on spine; black text block edges; very slight rubbing and scuffing to slipcase; Signed on the colophon by John Hersey, Jacob Lawrence, and Robert Penn Warren, #1456/1500; with eight original silkscreens by Lawrence printed in eleven colors, with tissue guards; shelved case 7.
Washington: Library of ongress, 1980. Octavo; G+; Paperback; Spine, staple binding; Cover is brown with black print, peripheral toning, else clean and bright; Text block clean and tight; “Sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and the Authors League of America, presented at the Library of Congress, October 17, 1979”— title page; 29 pages. NOTE: Shelved in 15's ephemera box, in Netdesk office.