If I Die in A Combat Zone, Box Me Up & Ship Me Home - Tim O’Brien 1973 - Delacorte Press, New York - First Edition Signed and inscribed by O’Brien to author Hilma Wolitzer on the half-title.

To Hilma, Whose wit and intelligence, not to mention sex appeal, continues to inspire / Tim.”

A unique and fine first edition. Tim O’Brien was drafted into the U.S. Army and sent to Vietnam on April 5, 1969, to serve with the Third Platoon, Company A, Fifth Battalion, Forty-Sixth Infantry Division.

‘O'Brien's autobiographical account of his tour of duty in Vietnam in 1969. His first book and a classic on the Vietnam War’, in which he ‘brilliantly and quietly evokes the foot soldier's daily life in the paddies and foxholes, evokes a blind, blundering war... Tim O'Brien writes with the care and eloquence of someone for whom communication is still a vital possibility... A personal document of aching clarity... A beautiful, painful book.’ -
The New York Times Book Review.
  Hilma Wolitzer (b. 1930) is a critically hailed author of literary fiction, although her first published work, at 9, was a poem about winter in the Junior Inspector’s Club Journal, sponsored by the New York City Department of Sanitation. Her short stories have been included in anthologies alongside Tim O’Brien (The Bread Loaf anthology of contemporary American short stories), her novels include Summer Reading, The Doctor’s Daughter, Hearts, Ending, and Tunnel of Love, and a non-fiction book, The Company of Writers. She is a recipient of Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, and a Barnes & Noble Writer for Writers Award. She has taught writing at the University of Iowa, New York University, and Columbia University.

8vo. pp. viii 119. In first issue jacket priced $5.95 to the front flap and the "0373" code on the rear flap.
  Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.   Ref: 101666   Price: HK$ 27,000