INSCRIBED BY RICHARD FORD
FORD, Richard. Independence Day. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. Octavo, original half blue cloth, original dust jacket. $350.
First trade edition of Ford’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, inscribed on the title page: “For Gretchen, Wendy and For Steve with the happy pleasure of meeting you all. Richard Ford.”
The New York Times called Ford “one of his generation’s most eloquent voices.” The sequel to his critically acclaimed novel The Sportswriter (1986), this is the first novel to win both the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Independence Day stands as “confirmation of a talent as strong and varied as American fiction has to offer” (New York Review of Books). Preceded only by a signed limited edition of 176 copies.
Interior fine; light wear to binding extremities. Light wear to extremities of bright dust jacket. A near-fine inscribed copy.