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.