Alfred A. Knopf, NY, 1974, FIRST EDITION stated. Hardcover with unclipped dustjacket, condition, VG+/VG+. No fading to the DJ. Signed in blue ink by the author on the first blank page. Signature only, no inscription. Book is tight and clean, no internal writing or marks. Heller's long awaited second novel, following the sensation that was Catch-22. By general consensus, this is a better novel than its predecessor -- in terms of the writing, the plot structure, the extent to which it holds together and "works" as a novel -- if not so ground-breaking a success as his first book was. Nominated for the National Book Award. Wonderful collector copy of one of the few titles by the author. 569 pages.