Franklin Library Edition, (1989).
Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library Fine 1989 First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author Full-Leather 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"
Raised bands, printed on acid free archival paper to prevent page yellowing over time The leather bindings are stamped with gold letterings and/or designs, and the page edges are gilt in gold, which helps to protect the paper from humidity damage This full leather bound books included silk pictorial end pages and sewn-in silk or satin ribbons as bookmarks,. Near Fin, great copysigned by author. Item #biblio432