Bridge on the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle 1st / 1st, 1979

Bridge on the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle 1st / 1st, 1979

£495.00Price

London: Secker & Warburg, (1954). First edition.

 

This copy is near fine. The dust wrapper has bright and bold illustrations. The edges have worn with slight crumpling to the spine and corners. There are a few small chips and tears on the front and back panel. There are some light marks on the back panel. It has not been price clipped and has the original price of 10s. 6d. The text block has light browning but no foxing. The pages are clean without previous owner’s ink. Overall, this copy is in a collectible near fine condition.

 

Classic War novel adapted to film. Boldly advancing through Asia, the Japanese need a train route from Burma going north. In a prison camp, British POWs are forced into labour. The bridge they build will become a symbol of service and survival to one prisoner, Colonel Nicholson, a proud perfectionist.