8vo. Black and brown cloth, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. 382pp. Very good/very good. Slightest bit of jacket edgewear. First edition, tight and handsome, of this chronicle of day-to-day life in the Big House, the Can -- you know, The Joint -- by this Guest of the State. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Joint.
Publisher: Doubleday & Company
Publication Date: 1971
Book Description London, Secker & Warburg, 1972. Book Condition: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP81646511
Book Description Doubleday, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-. First Edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Stated First Edition. 1st printing (no later printings indicated).Clean and tight. No markings. Dust jacket has slight edge wear. Price intact. Published by Paris Review editions, a division of Doubleday. "Mr. Blake, who called himself the world's most inept burglar, catapulted to literary fame in 1971 with the publication by Doubleday & Company of ?The Joint.? The book was a collection of Mr. Blake's letters to various friends and was organized by George Plimpton, who took the letters to Doubleday. A section of ?The Joint? appeared in Esquire magazine, as did a short story, ?The Widow, Bereft,? which was selected by Martha Foley and Whit Burnett for their Best American Short Stories of 1971." (NYT 2/20/1979). Ships in a box. Fast shipping from NYC!. Bookseller Inventory # 0515201716