This is a fine, (like new) leather-bound hardcover. Franklin Library Signed Limited Edition 1980. Signed by author with tissue cover laid in. This copy is crisp and clean inside and out. Pages inside are still crisp, clean and free of markings. Black leather-bound binding with gold gilt design and lettering are like new. Purple silk moire endpapers and fine Smyth sewn binding are like new. Attached silk ribbon bookmark. Pages edges tipped in gold gilt. Hubbed spine accent this fine binding.
First published in 1963, The Shoes of the Fisherman is a novel by Australian writer Morris West. The novel concerns the election of a Ukrainian Pope in a dissection of Vatican politics. It was the best selling novel in America for the year of publication, 1963. It was inspired by the lives of two Ukrainian Catholic bishops. Both bishops were imprisoned, one of the bishops was released by the Khrushchev's administration in 1963, (the yr of the novels publication) and the other died in a Soviet gulag.
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