NY: The John Day Company, [1972. Specially-bound edition, limited to 1,000 copies signed by Buck on the limitation page, this being copy #195. 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. Buck's epic tells the history of Korea through the lives of one family. She paints an amazing portrait of the country and makes us empathize with their struggle for sovereignty through her beautifully drawn characters. 8vo., imitation white leather & green boards, stamped in gilt, top edge gilt; 316 pages. Item #57055
Fine condition (covers nice; contents clean & tight).