Birdman of Alcatraz: The Story of Robert Stroud by Thomas E. Gaddis (1955) hardcover first edition book


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Thomas E. Gaddis - Birdman of Alcatraz: The Story of Robert Stroud

New York: Random House, 1955. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Gray boards with black and white lettering. Faded (blue?) top-stain. 334pp. Previous owner inscription (in ink) to the front pastedown. Fair condition. Minor separation of the text-block from the spine. The binding is noticeably rolled. Creasing, toning, scratching, smudging, and discoloration to the outer/inner boards, endpapers, pages of the text, and the text-block edge. The dust jacket is price clipped and is in fair condition. Light sun-fading to the spine. Edge-wear to the perimeter of the dust jacket. Creasing, toning, scratching, smudging, and discoloration to all faces of the dust jacket. Some chipping to the upper/lower dust jacket spine. Some wear and chipping to corners and hinges. Smudging to the dust jacket cover.

The Bird Man of Alcatraz is the true story of Robert Stroud. The book is the basis for the classic 1962 film starring Burt Lancaster.

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