First Edition Thus. Fine in original blue cloth, stamped in white, and fine pictorial dust jacket. As new. Signed by Pat Conroy on title page. First published in 1970, (and Conroy's first book), this is the famous reprint published by Conroy's close personal friend and business partner Cliff Graubert. There are two different versions of the jacket; one replicates the first edition dustjacket and shows The Boo in profile against a mostly white background while the other shows a young Pat Conroy standing at attention next to the Boo. Offered here is the version which includes Conroy in the photo. Graubert explains that Pat Conroy didn't want the focus of the book to be on himself and therefore didn't let the full picture be printed on the earlier editions. The first book by the acclaimed author, offered in a nicely signed edition. Octavo. 6.25 x 9.25 in. [xx], 174 pp. An excellent find for the Conroy fan!