Thomas E. Gaddis - Birdman of Alcatraz: The Story of Robert Stroud
New York: Random House, 1955. First printing. Hardcover. 8vo. Gray boards with white and black lettering with blue, Random House logo on front board. 334pp. Fair condition. Slight mildew scent but no signs of water damage. Binding is rolled with very minor separation of the text-block from the spine. Previous owner inscription to the front, inner board (see photos). Minor toning, creasing, areas of discoloration, scratching, and foxing to the text-block edge, inner boards, endpapers, and pages of the text. The dust jacket is housed in protective plastic and is in fair condition. The dust jacket has been price clipped. Rubbing to faces of the dust jacket. Minor visible shelf-wear. Minor toning, creasing, areas of discoloration, scratching, and foxing to all faces of the dust jacket.
An unprepossessing copy of this classic (and hard to find) title by Thomas E. Gaddis. “Birdman of Alcatraz” by Gaddis was the basis for the 1962 film (of the same name) starring Burt Lancaster.
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