Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [xxiv], 482,  pages
Publisher: Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1984.
A special Limited first edition/first printing preceding the trade edition, SIGNED by author Joyce Carol Oates in unread Fine condition.
A combination of three gothic mystery stories: "The Virgin of the Rose-Bower," "The Devil's Half Acre," and "The Blood-Stained Gown" - all starring detective Xavier Kilgarvan and said to be among the author's personal favorites.
This outstanding book is bound in genuine leather and features gilded, sewn in pages and ribbon marker, simply superb quality, Franklin Library at its best.