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Mister Roberts finely bound  

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Mister Roberts
Heggen, Thomas
Houghton Mifflin Company

Illustrated by Samuel Hanks Bryant. (8vo) full burgundy morocco lettered in gilt on spine, raised bands, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. First Edition.

The title character, a junior grade lieutenant naval officer, defends his crew against the petty tyranny of the ship's commanding officer during World War II. Nearly all action takes place on a US Navy auxiliary cargo ship, the USS Reluctant that sails, as written in the 1948 play, "from Apathy to Tedium with occasional side trips to Monotony and Ennui." Mister Roberts was later adapted for the screen by John Ford starring James Cagney and Henry Fonda.

Lot Amendments
Mild sunning to spine, a bit of toning to endpapers, else fine.
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