Item #382 Second Ending -- SIGNED copy; A Novel by Evan Hunter. Evan HUNTER.
Second Ending -- SIGNED copy; A Novel by Evan Hunter
Second Ending -- SIGNED copy; A Novel by Evan Hunter

Second Ending -- SIGNED copy; A Novel by Evan Hunter

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Pp. 359, followed by a one-page author biography. Bound in gold-weave cloth with gilt lettering facsimile of Hunter's signature on the front cover; lettering and design stamped on spine. Fine in a dust jacket with slight fading to spine. Signed by Hunter on the title page. Fine / Very Good +. Item #382

Signed "Evan Hunter" in ink on the title page. Following the spectacular success of "Blackboard Jungle" in both book and magazine, and on the big-screen, just a year prior, Hunter followed up with this portrait of a young horn player who had good friends, but met others ... named "cocaine, opium, morphine, and heroin." Grim, gritty and with the street-level verisimilitude that would later inform Hunter's subsequent efforts, as Ed McBain, with his 87th Precinct novels. Hunter's real name? He was born Salvatore Albert Lombino. A handsome copy. The dust jacket is now preserved in a removable, archival sleeve. Bookseller inventory S101938X1D.

Price: $150.00

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