New York: Doubleday, 1952. First Illustrated Deluxe Edition. SIGNED by the author. 8vo. 494 pp. With four double-page color illustrations by Lawrence Beall Smith. Dark blue cloth in color illustrated dustjacket. A fine copy in near fine dustjacket (minor wear along lower front edge; small snag to upper front edge; short closed tear to lower rear edge). This illustrated edition was published in the year after the first edition and was sent out to booksellers by the publisher as a Christmas present, with printed letters from the publisher and author tipped in. Item #20978
The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel depicting the events on board a fictitious World War II U.S. Navy minesweeper and a subsequent court-martial for mutiny. The book was made into film in 1954 directed by Edward Dmytryk and produced by Stanley Kramer, and stars Humphrey Bogart, José Ferrer, Van Johnson, and Fred MacMurray. The film received Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor (Bogart), Best Supporting Actor (Tom Tully), Best Screenplay, Best Sound Recording, Best Film Editing and Best Dramatic Score (Max Steiner). Dmytryk was also nominated for a Directors Guild Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures. It was the second highest-grossing film in the United States in 1954.