New York: Vantage Press. Fine in Near Fine dj. (c.1972). First Edition. Hardcover. 0-533-00297-4 . [nice tight clean copy with no significant wear; jacket shows just a trace of edgewear, minor scuffing/soiling at top of rear panel]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. Novel about "a wealthy New York interior decorator and antiquarian [who] is driving through Mississippi and Louisiana in a search for antiques" when he is caught in a storm and takes refuge in an old Southern mansion -- where he seems to have been expected. "This is the beginning of a novel in which the real and the unreal, the physical and the psychic, interweave with hauntingly irresistible impact on [the decorator]. He buys the plantation in order to return it to its former gracious loveliness, and as he works on its restoration, he finds himself journeying into the past more often, now entirely engrossed in a fairy-tale romance that has seized him." Signed by Author . (Inventory #: 22571)
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