First printing of the classic novel with surfing themes, a tragic tale of power and competition written by a professor of political science.
THE NINTH WAVE
"Words rushed through his mind, piled incoherently on one another, forming impressions and all this mixed somehow with the taste of salt on his lips and the noise in his ears."
The "ninth wave" refers to the surfing superstition that eight waves build up to create an even bigger wave, for which the dedicated surfer waits.
Read more: DeLa Vega, 200 Years of Surfing Literature, B36.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1956. 8.25'' x 5.5''. Original green cloth lettered in black and ruled in wave pattern in blue to front board and spine. In original unclipped ($3.95) pictorial dust jacket designed by William Barss. Fore-edge machine deckle. xii, 332 pages. Light edgewear to jacket.
Fine in near-fine jacket.
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