Bang The Drum Slowly. Mark HARRIS.

Bang The Drum Slowly

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1956. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (21cm); green cloth backstrip over rose cloth covered boards, titled in gilt on the spine; rose topstain; dustjacket; 243pp.; spine ends are pushed; faint rubbing to boards; minor toning, mostly to gutters; Very Good+ or better. The dustjacket is unclipped (priced $3.50) with toning mostly to the spine and flaps; tiny nicks / tears to the spine mostly at crown; Very Good+.

Inspiration for the 1973 American sports drama film directed by John D. Hancock, starring Robert Dinero and Michael Moriarty. "A barely articulate third-string baseball catcher, he was, as spring training began, of consequence to no one. Or rather, to almost no one, for Henry Wiggen, pitcher extraordinary, Bruce's friend and roomate , and the narrator of this fresh and lively novel, cared very much what happened to him. Later, Bruce's fate changed the lives and character of his other teammates not to mention the course of the pennant race itself." (from the dustjacket).

Price: $250.00

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