Robinson, Marilynne. HOUSEKEEPING: THE EASTON PRESS LIMITED EDITION. Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 2013. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 220 pages. Fine.

The author's breakthrough debut novel. One of the greatest American novels of the 20th century. The Easton Press Signed Collector's Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited print run as a Leatherbound Edition only which sold out upon publication. There is no ISBN. The Limited Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by Easton Press: Regular-sized volume format. Brown leather boards with elaborate gilt design embossed on the cover and gilt titles embossed on the spine, as issued. Text by Marilynne Robinson. Thick salmon moire endpapers. "Note About Housekeeping" Card and Certificate of Authenticity laid-in. Gilt endpapers. Printed on archival stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents, in a lovely Limited Edition format, Marilynne Robinson's "Housekeeping". A treasurable keeper of a book. "I think that there are very few first novels published since the mid-20th century to compare with 'Housekeeping' for sheer perfection of language and for conveying what it means to be human. A work of pure grace" (John Hawkes). An absolute "must-have" title for Marilynne Robinson collectors. This is a copy of the Easton Press Signed Collector's Edition, indicated by the publisher as such on the title page. It is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the Front Statement Page by Marilynne Robinson. Laid-in is the Certificate of Authenticity, also very prominently and beautifully signed and dated (at the time of publication) by the author: "Marilynne Robinson July 23, 2013". This title is a great book. This is one of few copies of the Easton Press Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Signed copies of the 1980 First Edition available online command between $1500 and $3000. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award in 1981 for "Housekeeping". Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2004 and the Pulitzer Prize in 2005 for "Gilead". "Housekeeping" was selected by The New York Times panel of writers, critics, and editors as one of the Top 20 works of American fiction of the last 25 years. One of the greatest American writers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MARILYNNE ROBINSON TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0312424094. $200.00

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