"The fact that for many people it remains my best known book embarrasses me still more": First edition of Buechner's A Long Day's Dying; Lengthily inscribed by him
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1950.
First edition of Buechner’s brilliant first novel. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author with a full page inscription on the front free endpaper, “I was only a few years older than Patrick when I wrote this. Whenever I glance at it, I am embarrassed. The fact that for many people it remains my best known book embarrasses me still more. Nonetheless, I inscribe it with all the best wishes. For Patrick, Christopher, Celia, and Greg Ross. – Frederick Buechner August 1987.” Laid in is a postcard in Buechner’s hand addressed to Greg Ross, “29. vii. 89 Dear Mr. Ross, I share your horror and would be happy to sign the ancient volume. Best wishes, Frederick Buechner.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Rare and desirable with such a lengthy inscription by Buechner.