Book #21819

The Last And The First - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

I. Compton-Burnett
Book #21819 The Last And The First - 1st US Edition/1st Printing. I. Compton-Burnett.

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket
Edition: 1st US Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971.
ISBN: 0394470400

First American edition/first printing in near Fine condition in Very Good+, slightly spine-tanned, chipped 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 on front paste down.

The Last and the First is a story set in the time of the Roman Empire that follows the intertwined lives of two young lovers, Septimius and Julia. Julia, the daughter of a senator, is betrothed to a wealthy man but she has feelings for Septimius, a slave. When the emperor decides to put an end to the slave rebellion, Septimius and Julia must flee for their lives. They end up living in a small village in Gaul, where Septimius is able to get a job as a gardener. Julia eventually finds out where Septimius is and they reunite. The Last and the First is a heartwarming story about love and sacrifice.; 8vo; FSA.

Price: $39.00