Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Publisher: Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1989.
A special Limited first edition/first printing preceding the trade edition in unread Fine condition. SIGNED by author and 2001 Nobel Laureate V. S. Naipaul.
Naipaul's first book dealing with the United States is a revealing summary of his encounters with Southerners of all types, some eager to talk, others inclined to be guarded. An account of insights into a complex region and its culture of "order and faith and music and melancholy."
This outstanding book is bound in genuine leather with raised bands and marbled endpapers. Features gilded, sewn-in pages with a satin marker. Simply superb quality; Franklin Library at its best; , 307,  pages.