Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1967. First Edition. Hardcover. Item #23969
344pp. Black cloth stamped in red on the spine panel. Signed and inscribed by Braly on the front free endpaper in the year of publication: "Christmas / 1967 / To Mordecai / All fortune among the Phillistines. (sic) / Malcolm." Upper corner of text block and lower corner of rear board slightly bruised. A very good+ copy in good+ dustjacket with chipping along the edges, two larger chips and toning to the spine panel and rear panel, front flap partially split at fold. A sobering account of prison life in San Quentin in the early 1960s. Considered by Kurt Vonnegut to be "the great American prison novel". In Hubin, 1994, p. 96. ; Octavo; Signed by Author.