The Day I Met a Lion

Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1968.

Price: $75.00

Hardcover. First edition. Bumped corners and spine ends else near fine in an about near fine spine darkened dustwrapper with corresponding wear. Inscribed by the author.

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The Day I Met a Lion. Mackinlay KANTOR.

MacKinlay Kantor
birth name: Benjamin Mckinlay Kantor
born: 2/4/1904
died: 10/11/1977
nationality: USA

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American author whose more than 30 novels and numerous popular short stories included the highly acclaimed Andersonville (1955), a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about the American Civil War. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literaturemore

Collecting tips:

Kantor's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Andersonville (1955) came in both a signed limited and a trade edition, with purists seeming to prefer the trade edition, which because of its easily rubbed black dustjacket is seldom found in truly fine condition. Another interesting book of his is Glory for Me (1945), a novel written in blank verse that became the unlikely source for the Academy Award-winning film The Best Years of Our Lives. His earlier books like El Goes South (1930), a hard-boiled novel about the "new" Chicago, are prized for their interesting jacket art.more