We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson [FIRST EDITION / THIRD PRINTING] 1962
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
FIRST EDITION / THIRD PRINTING  THE VIKING PRESS
Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition.
Dust jacket is in good shape and fully in tact with flaws: some torn and chipped edges. A few small sealed tears and tanning. Price clipped on front panel. Small spot of price sticker residue. Now housed in a beautiful protective mylar jacket.
Book itself is excellent. Fine, near mint cloth bound hardcover. Tightly bound with a nice, square text block and clean white unmarked pages. Some sporadic tanning to cloth spine. Reads like new! A beautiful reading copy of this rare first!
Merricat Blackwood lives on the family estate with her sister Constance and her Uncle Julian. Not long ago there were seven Blackwoods—until a fatal dose of arsenic found its way into the sugar bowl one terrible night. Acquitted of the murders, Constance has returned home, where Merricat protects her from the curiosity and hostility of the villagers. Their days pass in happy isolation until cousin Charles appears. Only Merricat can see the danger, and she must act swiftly to keep Constance from his grasp.