Run River - Signed - Joan Didion 1963 - Ivan Obolensky, New York - First Edition A fine first edition of Joan Didion’s debut novel, in a superior example of the dust jacket and signed by Didion to the title page.

Run River’ begins with a murder on the bank of the Sacramento River--a murder that is at once an act of vengeance and a blind attempt to shore up a disintegrating marriage. Out of that act, Didion constructs a tragic and beautifully nuanced work of fiction.
  ‘There hasn't been another American writer of Joan Didion's quality since Nathanael West. [She has] a vision as bleak and precise as Eliot's.’ – John Leonard, The New York Times.

Reference: Knopf Doubleday.

Octavo (book size 21.6x14.8cm), pp. [8] 264. In publisher’s blue-green cloth, spine lettered in white. Dust jacket priced ‘$4.50’ to upper corner of front flap.
  Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket, with light rubbing to spine and corners.   Ref: 111134   Price: HK$ 21,000