Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1980.
First Edition. Leather_bound. 8 3/4" X 6 1/4". 369pp. Bound in full green leather over boards, with decorations stamped in gilt to boards and spine. Raised bands to spine. Moderate rubbing and edgewear to covers, corners, and edges of boards. Lean to spine. Rubbing, dust-spotting, and heavy foxing to all-gilt edges of text block. Discoloration to edges of silk moire endpapers. Foxing to endpapers, and occasional faint foxing to pages throughout, otherwise pages are free of marks and notation. Staining to silk ribbon placemaker. Binding is sound. An admittedly worn but still quite handsome limited first edition of this novel by Walker Percy.
This limited first edition of The Second Coming was privately printed exclusively for Members of The First Edition Society.
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
Will Barrett (also the hero of Percy's The Last Gentleman) is a lonely widower suffering from a depression so severe that he decides he doesn't want to continue living. But then he meets Allison, a mental hospital escapee making a new life for herself in a greenhouse. The Second Coming is by turns touching and zany, tragic and comic, as Will sets out in search of God's existence and winds up finding much more.(Publisher). Good. Item #11196