Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press, 1985-1986. 8vo. FIne / Fine. Item #15369
A BEAUTIFUL three-volume, 1st Edition set of Auster's iconic masterpiece, with all three volumes signed by the author.
Auster's trilogy seta new standard for detective fiction, keeping some of the old standard themes while branching off into a stark postmodern philosophical existentialism. One of the high spots of 20th-century literature, detective or otherwise.
This set comprises 'City of Glass', 'Ghosts', and 'The Locked Room'. Volume I is a 1st Edition, 2nd Printing, the other two are 1st printings. All three titles are signed by Auster on the title page in black ink below his typed name, with Volume III also featuring an inscription.
Navy blue cloth. Square tight bindings. Clean interiors, save for Volume II with a barley noticeable previous owner signature to the top of the navy blue front end paper. Dust jackets are all fine and present handsomely in archival mylar.
Overall a very desirable set of this masterpiece of late 20th century.