Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985.
A nice first Trade edition/first printing preceded only by the privately published Franklin Library edition, in Fine condition, seemingly unread, in about Fine, lightly toned dust-jacket. From the collection of Betty Anderson, legendary art director of publisher Knopf in the late 20th century as evidenced by her (small and unobtrusive) inventory number and signature on front paste down.
A portrait of life in China as seen by an American missionary from 1906 until the 1950s. John Hersey was the son of a China missionary and probes deeply and seriously into the life, times, and mind of a China missionary.