First edition, first printing (per publisher's requisite statement upon copyright page) DATED, INSCRIBED, AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. xxii, 740 pages. Hardcover; H 21.75cm x L 14.75cm. Lacks dust jacket. Brown cloth spine with green cloth boards, spine cocked with lettering mildly rubbed. Minimal soiling and a few light foxing spots on text block edges but interior leaves are clean save for the aforementioned authorial gift inscription. Olive endpapers; Foreword; section of b/w plates on unpaged leaves; Bibliographical Note; Notes; Index. The first of an intended two volume biography (which, of course, ended up being three volumes) of General Douglas MacArthur by Mississippi State University historian D. Clayton James with his inscription to a MSU department colleague dated June 29, 1970 and familiarly signed "Jim" (which was how he was known among fellow faculty). A very good copy. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: THE YEARS OF MACARTHUR, VOLUME I, 1880-1941....
Publisher: Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1970.
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