Death Comes for the Archbishop (Signed limited edition)

Death Comes for the Archbishop (Signed limited edition)
Death Comes for the Archbishop (Signed limited edition)
Death Comes for the Archbishop (Signed limited edition)
Death Comes for the Archbishop (Signed limited edition)
$2,250.00

Willa Cather's best known novel is an epic--almost mythic--story of a single human life lived simply in the silence of the southwestern desert. In 1851 Father Jean Marie Latour comes to serve as the Apostolic Vicar to New Mexico. What he finds is a vast territory of red hills and tortuous arroyos, American by law but Mexican and Indian in custom and belief. In the almost forty years that follow, Latour spreads his faith in the only way he knows--gently, all the while contending with an unforgiving landscape, derelict and sometimes openly rebellious priests, and his own loneliness. Out of these events, Cather gives us an indelible vision of life unfolding in a place where time itself seems suspended.

Limited edition, signed by author; printed on Rives Cream Plate Paper, numbered 1 to 170, this is number 17. Illustrated with drawings and designs by Harold von Schmidt, published two years after the novel's first appearance. Bound in full vellum, yapped edges; silver decoration on the front cover and silver lettering on the spine; slipcase. Covers and spine lightly soiled; light foxing on inner cover edges and endpapers; residue of scotch tape on front and rear endpapers; two pages of typed poems by Cather laid in; deckled edges; binding good; text clean and bright. G+

SKU: 
5317731
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Publication Date: 
1929
Binding: 
Vellum
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