ANCIENT LIGHTS. New York: The Viking Press, . Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. "A picaresque tale of a battle between light and darkness set in rural West Virginia, from the author of the celebrated NIGHT OF THE HUNTER. A bawdy blend of the Rabelaisian and the Gnostic, the novel chronicles at sprawling length the bizarre rise of a messianic figure and is never less than intriguing." - Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 4A-126. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#2395).
"First published in 1982 ..." on copyright page.