Recapitulation LIMITED FIRST EDITION. Wallace Stegner, Walter Rane, Illust.


Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1979.

First Edition. Leather_bound. 9 1/4" X 6 1/4". 334pp. Bound in full red leather over boards, with decorations stamped in gilt to boards and spine. Raised bands and sunning to spine. Moderate rubbing and edgewear to covers, corners, and edges of boards. Rubbing, dust-spotting, and heavy foxing to all-gilt edges of text block. Discoloration to edges of silk moire endpapers. Blindstamp to half-title page. 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 Wallace Stegner.

This limited first edition of Recapitulation was privately printed exclusively for Members of The First Edition Society.

Bruce Mason returns to Salt Lake City not for his aunt's funeral, but to encounter after forty-five years the place he fled in bitterness. A successful statesman and diplomat, Mason had buried his awkward and lonely childhood, sealed himself off from the thrills and torments of adolescence to become a figure who commanded international respect.

But the realities of the present recede in the face of the ghosts of his past. As he makes the perfunctory arrangements for the funeral, we enter with him on an intensely personal and painful inner pilgrimage: we meet the father who darkened his childhood, the mother whose support was both redeeming and embarrassing, the friend who drew him into the respectable world of which he so craved to be a part, and the woman he nearly married. In this profoundly moving book Stegner has drawn an intimate portrait of a man understanding how his life has been shaped by experiences seemingly remote and inconsequential.(Publisher). Good. Item #11198

Price: $35.00