Title: THE CROWN OF COLUMBUS - Rare Fine Copy of ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 1991
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 382 pages. Published in 1991. The authors' debut (and only) collaborative novel. Limited Edition of 400 numbered and signed copies. Published as a hardcover original only. None of the copies was sold to the public. The Limited Edition is now scarce. A stunningly beautiful production by HarperCollins: Regular-sized volume format. Blue cloth boards with gilt titles embossed on the cover and spine, as issued. Text by Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris. Tropical-motif pictorial hard board slipcase. Printed on archival stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents the authors' "Crown of Columbus". A love story set in the time of Christopher Columbus hence the title. Louise Erdrich, a member of the Chippewa Tribe, and Michael Dorris, a member of the Modoc Tribe, were the most celebrated Native-American writing couple of the late-20th century until his tragic suicide upon the break-up of their marriage, which until then seemed perfect, with the authors actively involved in each other's writing, dedicating each new and luminous book to each other, and finally culminating in this first and only collaboration. There is little doubt that their work will outlive the tragedy that ended in Michael Dorris' death by his own hand. An absolute "must-have" title for Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris collectors. This copy is Number 218, indicated as such on the Front Limitation Page, and it is very prominently and beautifully signed by Louise Erdrich (in black ink-pen) and by Michael Dorris (in blue pen). This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of very few copies of the Limited Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. Two of the most brilliant American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER LOUISE ERDRICH AND MICHAEL DORRIS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0060160799. Bookseller Inventory # 12364
Synopsis: A very pregnant anthropologist finds the diary of Columbus in the basement of the Dartmouth library and travels to the Bahamas with her lover and son to find what the diary refers to as ""the greatest treasure of Europe."" Reprint. NYT.
Product Description: A pregnant anthropologist and her lover, a scholar and poet who is her opposite, journey to the Caribbean after she finds Columbus's lost diary and a reference to "the greatest treasure of Europe." (Historical Novel).
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