New York: John Day Company, 1972. Limited Edition #564 of 1000 copies, from a series commemorating Pearl S. Buck's 80th birthday, SIGNED by her on limitation leaf. Hardcover. 11 titles, each numbered 564, 9 of which are SIGNED by the author on the limitation leaf. The two unsigned titles - The Exile and Fighting Angel- were printed after the author’s death. Uniform 8vo. Publisher's bindings in various colors (red, brown, green, light blue; & blue) of marbled paper over white leatherette spines; gilt lettering; TEG. The volumes are generally in Very Good to Near Fine condition, many have minor scraping to the fragile spines. Item #18586
The 9 titles signed by Buck include: The Good Earth (winner of the 1932 Pulitzer Prize for Literature); Imperial Woman; My Several Worlds; The New Year; The Living Reed; The Mother; To My Daughters With Love; Sons; and A House Divided. The 2 unsigned titles, ‘retained by the author for presentation,’ include Fighting Angel and The Exile. Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (1892 – 1973) was an American writer and novelist. As the daughter of missionaries, Buck spent most of her life before 1934 in Zhenjiang, China. Her novel The Good Earth was the best-selling fiction book in the United States in 1931 and 1932 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932. In 1938, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces". In 1938, she became the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. - wiki.