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 ...
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 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.
Like New. 7 Volume set. Lacking slipcase. Vol. MC, 282 pages, vol. I, 332 pages, vol. II, 557 pages, vol. III, 495 pages, vol. IV, 340 pages, vol. V, 623 pages; vol. VI, 670 pages. Hardcovers. Fine binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, 2003. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.
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 the 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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