Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Cloth and boards. SIGNED by the Author on the free front endpaper, 8vo, black quarter cloth over red boards, frontispiece is a B&W sheet with 8 panels of Mt. Vesuvius exploding in 1799, Mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) of a sailing ship beneath an erupting Mt. Aetna, [x] + 419 pages. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #1164
EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION! SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR!
The author's third and finest novel which appeared in a small print run.
"Based on the lives of Sir William Hamilton, his celebrated wife, Emma, and Lord Nelson, and peopled with many of the great figures of the day. The Volcano Lover is about revolution, the fate of nature, the condition of women, operatic emotions and stories from Don Giovanni to Tosca, art and the collector's obsessions, and, above all, love."--from the jacket.