Guard of Honor - James Gould Cozzens 1948 - Harcourt, New York - First Edition A fine copy in near fine scarce first issue dust jacket, price clipped, but with no mention of the Pulitzer Prize to front flap, no quotes from reviews of Guard of Honor and no BOMC stamps present on book or jacket.

‘Guard of Honor’ won the Pulitzer Prize in 1949. The novel balances a vast cast of intricately enmeshed characters as they react over the course of three tense days in September 1943 to a racial incident on a U.S. Army airbase in Florida. The reader is acutely aware of the war raging abroad and the effect it has had, or will have, on the multitude of servicemen who populate Cozzens's immense canvas.

‘No other American novelist of our time writes with such profound understanding of the wellsprings of human character and of the social pressures that help to form it’. -
The New York Times.

‘Every page of ‘Guard of Honor’ gives the impression of a writer at the very top of his powers setting out to accomplish nothing less than his masterwork.’ -
The New Yorker.
  Octavo (book size 21.2x14.8cm), pp. [6] 631 [3]. In. publisher’s grey cloth, spine lettered in blue, fore-edge untrimmed others trimmed. Dust jacket price-clipped to upper corner of front flap, other corners with publisher’s decorative trim.   Condition: Fine in near fine price-clipped dust jacket, minor toning to spine, light rubbing to corners and spine ends, 2cm closed tear to top edge of front panel.   Ref: 104451   Price: HK$ 3,000