New York: E. P. Dutton and Co., Inc, 1971. First edition. Hardcover. 412pp. Octavo [22 cm] Navy blue cloth over boards with a white ink stamped title on the backstrip. Patterned endpapers. The boards are very slightly warped, and the pages are darkened. In a very attractive dust jacket, with moderate surface and edge wear. Very good / very good. Item #54760
A first edition with the tipped-in disclaimer announcing that no additional copies of the present form of the book with references to The Process Church would be printed because they had not yet been substantiated. The publisher writes, "'We did not check Sanders' resource material with reference to The Process before we published The Family,' said Dutton President John F. Macrae III. 'The allegations were not substantiated in the litigation, and we are rewriting the book to remove all reference to The Process Church in any future editions, including a proposed paperback.'" This first edition contains the references before they were removed.