[Item #2829] Omensetter's Luck. William H. Gass.

Omensetter's Luck

New York, NY: Signet Books/The New American Library, Inc., 1967. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. Signed by William H. Gass. "...the story of a rural American town reeling under the impact of a confrontation between Brackett Omensetter, a man of natural goodness, and the Reverend Jethro Furber, a preacher crazed with suppressed sex and violence."(from back cover) The first published novel by the venerable, award-winning American author William H. Gass. This is the first softcover edition, stated first printing of May, 1967; preceded by the first hardcover edition the previous year. With enthusiastic blurbs on front endpaper & back cover, including one by Susan Sontag ("William Gass has written an extraordinary, stunning, beautiful book. I admire him and it very much."). Gass has boldly hand-signed his name on the title page. A most desirable & collectible version of this now-classic work. In fine condition with only mild rubbing, browning & short, faint creasing of front, back covers; several lines of vertical creasing across surface of spine; light browning & very slight fading of letters at same; slight edgewear & tiny bumps at all thin edges & corners; one closed, short vertical tear at lower left spine-corner of front cover; slight fading & spotting of red dye at edges (esp. upper) of text block. Interior very fine with only browning of edges & margins of mass market-quality page leaves; very slight bumps & faint creases at & near corners of a few of same. Fine. [Item #2829]

Price: $150.00

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