NY: The John Day Company, . Specially-bound edition, limited to 1,000 copies signed by Buck on the limitation page, this being copy #195, dated June, 1972. One of the selected works of Pearl S. Buck issued to recognize her 80th birthday. Buck (whose maiden name is Sydenstricker) was the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938. She was well known for her efforts on behalf of Asian and mixed-race adoptions. An autographed copy of Buck's most famous book! 8vo., imitation white leather & blue boards, stamped in gilt, top edge gilt; 316 pages. Item #57053
Fine (but for extremely tiny rubbed spot rear pastedown; contents clean & tight).