Caldwell, ID: The Caxton Printers, Ltd. 1939. Limited Edition (DeLuxe Edition). Leather bound. SIGNED. 768pp. Octavo [21 cm] Dark green Moroccan leather with gilt stamped tiles between double gilt ruled lines on the spine and front cover. Top edge gilt. Very lightly rubbed at the head and tail of the spine. Minor spine slant. The edges of the endsheets are darkened, and the pages are tanned. There is a previous owner's name on the front pastedown. Item #35904
The DeLuxe edition of Children of God is limited to one hundred signed and numbered copies, of which this is Number 92. Signed by Vardis Fisher on the limitation page. Children of God was the 1939 Harper Prize Novel. Joseph M. Flora writes in Vardis Fisher, "As twentieth-century America has hastened toward an increasingly urbanized society, Vardis Fisher's life appears increasingly anachronistic. His early background hardly seems of our time. Born and reared on one of the last primitive frontiers- Annis, Idaho, a sparsely settled community of Mormons who were pioneering in the upper Snake River Valley as a part of the church's practical program of expansion- he was partly blessed and partly cursed with a heritage that enabled hiom as a writer to understand the course of a turbulent young America, as the genteel tradition had not allowed it to be recorded."