The Shadow of the Torturer by Gene Wolfe [FIRST BOOK CLUB EDITION] 1980
The Shadow of the Torturer by Gene Wolfe [THE BOOK OF THE NEW SUN #1]
BOOK CLUB FIRST EDITION  TIMESCAPE BOOKS
Rare hardcover BCE with dust jacket.
Dust jacket has visible wear and discoloration as well as some fading / tanning and has been permanently adhered to the book. Unclipped panels.
Inside, pages are vibrant and white and read beautifully. An excellent reading copy!
The Shadow of the Torturer is the first volume in the four-volume series, The Book of the New Sun. It is the tale of young Severian, an apprentice in the Guild of Torturers on the world called Urth, exiled for committing the ultimate sin of his profession - showing mercy toward his victim - and follows his subsequent journey out of his home city of Nessus. - Bookshop Apocalypse