The Keepers of the House - Franklin Library
Franklin Center, Pa. : Franklin Library. , 1977.. Limited Edition.. Hardcover, full black leather, raised bands, gilt decorations, all edges gilt, silk endpapers, ribbon marker. A fine copy, no dustjacket as issued. 8vo. Illustrated by Muriel Wood.
Keepers of the House is the debut novel of Lisa St Aubin de Terán, published as The Long Way Home in the US. The novel is autobiographical and set in a Venezuelan valley beset by drought. First published in 1982 by Jonathan Cape it won the Somerset Maugham Award.
Cover and spine are tooled leather with 22K gold gilt. Spine has raised bars. Has 22k gold gilting on all three sides or page edges. The end pages have a Moire silk design. Has a sewn in satin ribbon.