New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. , 5-174,  pp. Bound in purple cloth with gold decoration on the front board and gold lettering on the spine, purple topstain. Price of $5.95 on front flap of jacket. Illustrated by Emil Antonucci. Grendel is a novel based on the epic poem Beowulf, told from the viewpoint of the monster who, in a fascinating twist, Gardner based on philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre and used to represent Sartre's philosophical position(s) (see his 1978 interview with Marshall Harvey in Chicago Review). Lepper 209. A very attractive copy of Gardner's third novel. Very near Fine / Near Fine. Item #00008184
Very near Fine book in a Near Fine dust jacket with some mild sunning to the spine panel and a tiny closed tear to the bottom of the rear panel.