New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine / Near Fine. A very clean, bright and solid copy of this great novel - a retelling of the Beowulf story through the eyes of its chief antagonist - Grendel. After many years searching I finally found a copy without the spine fading so often found. A bright copy indeed. From the library of J. R.. Salamanca, American Author and professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Maryland with his signature to the front free endpaper. Dust jacket cover art and internal illustrations by Emil Antonucci.