From Here to Eternity - SIGNED - James Jones 1951 - Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York - First edition, first printing ‘Make no mistake about it, From Here to Eternity is a major contribution to our literature, written with contempt for the forces that waste human life, and out of compassion for men who find love and honor and courage in the lower depths, where they are less apparent but sometimes more enduring.’ - New York Times.

Loosely based on Jones' experiences in the pre-World War II Hawaiian Division's 27th Infantry and the unit in which he served, Company E (’The Boxing Company’). Adapted into the Academy Award-winning film with Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Frank Sinatra and Ernest Borgnine.
  Despite Jones protestations, his editor at Scribner’s removal of explicit mentions of gay sex and a number of four-letter words, that ‘the things we change in this book for propriety’s sake will in five years, or ten years, come in someone else’s book anyway’, but eventually he gave in to his publisher.

First edition first printing with Scribner’s A to copyright page.
8vo. pp. 861 pages. Publisher's full black cloth binding and dust jacket.
  Condition: A near fine copy, light rubbing to gilt spine titles, little shaken, tiny spot to top page edges in very good plus jacket, several smooth wrinkles, 1cm closed tear to head spine, very faint sunning along spine.   Ref: 103978   Price: HK$ 6,800