Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1976. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth and boards. SIGNED by the Author on a front free endpaper, tall 8vo, black cloth with gold lettering on spine and blind-stamped title on front cover; archival polyester-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped: $8.95 price) depicting a shadowy Puritan behind half a dozen moderns painted by Paul Bacon; tan endpapers, 246 pages. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #7496
Louis Auchincloss (1917 – 2010), a scion of a patrician family, became an American lawyer, novelist, historian, and essayist. He is best known as a novelist who examined American polite society and old money from New England and New York. His dry, ironic works of fiction continue the tradition of Henry James and Edith Wharton.
SIGNED & in EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION! Tight, no previous owner's or remainder markings.