FIRST EDITION OF NAT TURNER, SIGNED BY WILLIAM STYRON
STYRON, William. The Confessions of Nat Turner. New York: Random House, (1967). Octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. $750.
First trade edition of Styron’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, signed by him on a tipped-in leaf especially for members of First Edition Circle, in scarce dust jacket.
Based on the true story of an 1831 slave revolt, Styron's controversial novel was fiercely debated and critically acclaimed as "magnificent… it is one of those rare books that show us our American past, our present-ourselves-in a dazzling shaft of light" (New York Times). First trade edition, stated "First Printing." Preceded by a limited edition of 500 large-paper copies. With First Edition Circle letter laid in.
Book fine, bright dust jacket about-fine. A lovely signed copy.