THE TONGUES OF ANGELS, FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY REYNOLDS PRICE
PRICE, Reynolds. The Tongues of Angels. New York: Atheneum, 1990. Octavo, original blue cloth gilt, original dust jacket. $200.
First trade edition, signed on the title page by the author.
Reynolds Price's "novels and stories about ordinary people in rural North Carolina struggling to find their place in the world established him as one of the most important voices in modern Southern fiction" (New York Times). His eighth novel, set at a Blue Ridge summer camp in the 1950s, is "a meditation on the mysteries of art, nature, God and the secret spirit acting in human affairs, particularly the spirit of the perverse contending against charity" (John Desmond, World Literature Today, 65:2, Spring 1991). Also issued in a signed limited edition of 126 copies. Bookseller's small ticket.
A fine signed copy.