Midnight Cowboy. James Leo Herlihy.
Midnight Cowboy

Midnight Cowboy

Hard Cover. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1965. First Edition. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.


First edition, first printing. Publisher's deep blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt; original dust jacket in dark blue with light blue borders, lettered in white, green, and blue with a small illustration of cowboy to front cover. Near fine book with light wear to spine ends, just a touch of light spotting to textblock edges; unclipped dust jacket also near fine. A stunning copy, square and bright. Midnight Cowboy tells the tragic tale of Joe Buck, a naive young Texan who, neglected and betrayed by those who should have cared for him, becomes a prostitute. Joe moves to New York City clad in an extravagant cowboy outfit, believing he will make a living working with beautiful, wealthy women. However, the reality Joe faces in the city is much darker. A groundbreaking work for its frank portrayals of sex and intimacy, the book was met with an enthusiastic reception and it was adapted into an Academy Award winning film in 1969.


Item #JLH001

Price: $175.00