Near Fine. Complete in 7 volumes brown & black cloth except MC part all black. Gilt stamped lettering front and spine. Faint rubbing on spines. Contents clear & bright. As new. Burgundy slipcase wear & tear chipped and torn along edges craked top edge, torn interior protective tissue tubbing marks, bravely protecting the pristine conditions of the volumes themselves.
Very good. 8vo. 7 volume set in slipcase. All volumes in similar condition. Head and feet of spines bumped slightly. Gold stamping on front board of volume two is rubbed. Light edge wear to corners of spines. Light soiling/finger prints across spines. Light surface scuffs/scratches to slipcase. Small white mark on top of slipcase. Cloth backing of slipcase coming unglued in one corner. Bar code / ISBN sticker half removed off back of slipcase. First unabridged edition was limited to 3, 500 copies, and has not seen another unabridged reissue. Rising Up and Rising Down is William T. Vollman's seven volume collection of essays and reports on the justification of violence in our society and history. Vollman attempts to outline where violence becomes justifiable in what is called The Moral Calculus. Full accounts from Vollman's travels to Cambodia and Iraq are used as modern day counter points for William's assement on the violent or non-violent actions of such legends as Napoleon, Stalin, Lincoln and Gahndi. Many full, unabridged reports by Vollman that were previously published in Esquire and other magazines. This seven volume set was only issued entirely unabridged by McSweeney's in 2003, in a limited quantity of 3, 500. Subsequent reissues condense the work down to a single volume.
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. 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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