A labor of seventeen years, Vollmann's first book of nonfiction since 1992's An Afghanistan Picture Show is a gravely urgent invitation to look back at the world's long, bloody path and find some threads of meaning, wisdom, and guidance to plot a moral course. From the street violence of prostitutes and junkies to the centuries-long battles ...Read MoreA labor of seventeen years, Vollmann's first book of nonfiction since 1992's An Afghanistan Picture Show is a gravely urgent invitation to look back at the world's long, bloody path and find some threads of meaning, wisdom, and guidance to plot a moral course. From the street violence of prostitutes and junkies to the centuries-long battles between the Native Americans and European colonists, Vollmann's mesmerizing imagery and compelling logic is presented with authority born of astounding research and personal experience.Read Less
Good. Volume 3 only, Justifications, former library copy with usual markings and stickers, note that there is no dust jacket as issued and labels have been applied directly to the cloth, interior very good, pages are tight, bright and unmarked.
Fine. No Jacket. Signed by Author Limited Edition. First Printing. Signed by William T. Vollmann on title page of each volume. Seven volume set (Vols 1-VI plus MC), total of 3298pp. Part I: Categories and Justifications, Part II Studies in Consequances. Books: Vol 2: Hinges little loose. Couple volumes hinges tender. Overall bindings are tight. Bright copies. Text is clean. Slipcase: Interior tissue repair to bottom edge of rear panel. Rear panel cloth puckering. Top and bottom panels little rubbed, scuffed.
As New in As New jacket. Signed by the author at the title page of Volume MC (the "Moral Calculus" index/annotations volume), this copy is crisp, bright, and clean as new. Complete in seven volumes (numbered I-VI plus MC), each volume bound in black cloth and titled in gilt at front and spine, in a burgundy slipcase with gilt titles at both ends. Illustrated with black-and-white photographic and drawn illustrations.
As New. No Jacket as Issued. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author Fine. Unread. Seven-volume set (Volumes I-VI and Volume MC) in 'As New' burgandy slipcase with gilt lettering. Each volume is signed by Vollmann on title page and in Volume I he has also drawn a picture of a rifle. Volume MC, "The Moral Calculus", contains Annotated Contents, Annexes and Sources Sited for the entire set. In addition, each volume lists copious Notes. Illus. with photos and drawings in B&W. Total set has 3298 pp.
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