The Bridge of San Luis Rey. Thornton Wilder.

The Bridge of San Luis Rey.

1927. New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1927.

8vo, 235 pp. illustrated by Amy Drevenstedt. Original grey boards printed in green and black, map endpapers, original dust-jacket with $2.50 price intact. Dust-jacket somewhat worn, backstrip panel with some worm holes and a 1-inch tear to top of lower joint. Internally little age-toned but otherwise clean.

§ First edition. Wilder’s second novel and the winner of the 1928 Pulitzer Prize. The story of a Franciscan Friar who witnesses the deadly collapse of a woven Inca rope bridge and who inquires into the lives of the victims in an attempt to discern divine providence. It has been adapted three times for film. Item #109317

Price: $500.00

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