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Wanderer: An Autobiography by Sterling Hayden. Signed "Sterling Hayden" FIRST EDITION

Wanderer: An Autobiography by Sterling Hayden. Alfred A. Knopf. 1963. Signed "Sterling Hayden" on the half-title page. "FIRST EDITION" stated with no listing of later printings. 6" x 8 1/2" 434 pages Hardcover with dust jacket. DUST JACKET: Some spot stains on the front panel. Bumping to the top and bottom of the dj spine. Two 1" tears along the spine. There are other minor tears. A tiny chip on the joint to the front flap. Otherwise, clips or large missing pieces. Not price-clipped with dj price of $6.95. BOOK: Bright gilt lettering and decoration on the spine. Light cover edge wear. Light soiling on the leading edge of the page block. Otherwise, no previous owner markings. No tears, folds or creases to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. IL17a

"Sterling Walter Hayden was an American actor, author, sailor, model and Marine. A leading man for most of his career, he specialized in westerns and film noir throughout the 1950s, in films such as John Huston's The Asphalt Jungle, Nicholas Ray's Johnny Guitar, and Stanley Kubrick's The Killing." Wikipedia

"Sterling Hayden had made thirty-five motion pictures, held a multi-film contract and was earning an average of $160,000 a year when he suddenly quit. He walked out on Hollywood, walked out of a shattered marriage, defied the federal courts, and set sail on January 20th, 1959 with his four children, on the schooner Wanderer - bound for the South Seas.
He had no money, no job, no prospects for future Hollywood roles. He was an outlaw, subject to punitive action by the United States government. And he was deeply in debt." dust jacket blurb