Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Willa Cather. Death Comes for the Archbishop. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1927. First edition, rag paper issue, limited to 175 copies, of which this is number eighty-five, and signed by the author. Octavo (9.25 x 5.75 inches; 234 x 148 mm.). [viii], 303, [1, colophon] pages; signed limitation leaf inserted at front. Publisher's green cloth backstrip over green marbled paper-covered boards, black gilt-lettered black morocco label affixed to the spine; publisher's green slipcase with printed paper label. Cloth spine a bit dull, some rubbing and edgewear to morocco label, one small hole on the spine near the bottom edge; mild sunning to edge of spine; board-edges rubbed; some offsetting to front endleaves; some occasional thumbsoiling in text. Slipcase toned and occasionally soiled at edges; some edgewear to slipcase; upper joints with small areas of splitting; some general rubbing and mild wear to slipcase. Overall, a near fine copy. Crane A16. From the James C. Seacrest Collection.

    More Information: This novel, based on the first bishop of New Mexico, is considered one of Cather's finest works, and has appeared on several lists of the best books of the twentieth century, including the Modern Library's 100 best English-language novels of the twentieth century.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2018
    7th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,031

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $250,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $250,000 and $2,500,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,500,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 October 23 Historical Manuscripts Grand Format Auction Manuscripts Grand Format Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    This was my first time dealing with an auction house, and I am 100% completely impressed with Heritage. There is not an aspect of this process that I have a critique for.
    Darryl S.,
    Stuart, FL
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 June 22 - 23 The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential &  Political Americana, Part V - Dallas
    2019 June 22 - 23 The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana, Part V - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $744,706