Full Fathom Five - John Stewart CarterHoughton Mifflin Company, 1965, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with nicks at the corners of the lower panel, slight loss at the spine ends. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight.
BOMC Edition. From the cover: “Embarking on a journey of self-discovery, the narrator in this distinguished novel perceives early that the course lies behind him with the first landmarks in the identity of his dead and beloved physician father. Thus he approaches obliquely the many-peopled past: his glittering grandmother and her opera star lover; his robber baron grandfather who bejewelled her; his father’s brothers as children and then as men with wives and children of their own; his own cousin Corinne who pales the Scott Fitzgerald girls; most of all, his father as father and as husband and as man, a figure of splendid reassurance and tender presence. This is a novel so original as to tempt the forbidden adjective “unique”. In its cunningly conceived design, symbolized by the magic boxes of the jacket drawing, there is return upon return, no detail too small to be seen again from another stance of person, place or time.”