Steps SIGNED 1st Edition in Dust Jacket 1968 by Jerzy Kosinski - National Book Award - Inscribed to Ambassador to Poland


Title: Steps

Author: Jerzy Kosinski

Description: Stated First Printing. Inscribed by Kosinski on ffep to the U.S. Ambassador to Poland. Rust-brown cloth spine with gilt lettering; cream colored paper boards with a blind-stamped title. Spine cocked. Orange top stain. Pages clean. Dust jacket rubbed; small chips at tail of spine and upper left corner of front panel; price clipped. DJ in clear archival sleeve. 147, [2] pp. 8.5 x 5.75 inches. Kosinski won the National Book Award for Fiction for Steps, his second novel.

Jerzy Kosinski (1933-1991) was a Polish-American novelist and two-time President of the American Chapter of P.E.N.

Inscribed by Kosinski in October 1968 at Wesleyan University to the U.S. Ambassador to Poland, Walter J. Stoessel, Jr. (1920-1986). Between 1967 and 1969, Kosinski was at Wesleyan University as Professor of English and as a Guggenheim Fellow, studying at the Center for Advanced Studies.

Stoessel served as the Ambassador to Poland between August 1968 and 1972. He later served as the Ambassador to the Soviet Union (1974-1976) and to West Germany (1976-1980), and also held the office of Deputy Secretary of State and, for about eleven days, he was the acting Secretary of State during July 1982.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good

Publisher: Random House
Place: New York
Year: 1968

Language: English

ISBN: n/a

Keywords: Walter Stoessel, fiction, novel, National Book Award,

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