The Eighth Day (numbered, signed limited edition). Thornton Wilder.
The Eighth Day (numbered, signed limited edition)

The Eighth Day (numbered, signed limited edition)

New York: Harper & Row, 1967. Limited ed. Hardcover. One of 500 numbered copies (of which this is copy No. 59) signed by Wilder on the limitation page. Hardcover in navy blue cloth, top edge gilt with paper spine label. Fine and bright, in the original acetate dust wrapper and with the original slipcase with some soiling to the edges. title label front panel. Fiction. Winner of the 1968 National Book Award. A novel set in a southern Illinois mining town and in which a man (John Barrington Ashley) is accused of murdering his neighbor (Breckinridge Lansing). Ashley is captured and though protesting his innocence, tried and sentenced to death for the killing but shortly before his execution he is rescued by a mysterious group of masked men. He flees to Chile, leaving his familly destitute; over the ensuing years his son and daughter become successful, the son as a journalist and the daughter as a singer. Though a murder mystery is the starting point, the novel is more about the histories of the Ashley and Breckinridge families. Fine / fine. Item #WE24990

Price: $60.00

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