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The Hide

By: Unsworth, Barry

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz Ltd: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199102

ISBN: 0575004509

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Top page ridge and endpapers lightly foxed, 1/4 inch tear to top jacket edge, minimal wear to jacket corners. 1970 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 192 pp. 8vo. This early work by the Booker Prize-winning author Barry Unsworth chronicles one of his literary obsessions the corruption of innocence and forms it into a compelling contemporary narrative set in the rambling, overgrown grounds of an English estate. There, relying on his rich sister Audrey's beneficence, Simon obsessively digs a secret system of tunnels from which to spy on others. When Josh, a... View more info

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After Hannibal

By: Unsworth, Barry

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2199103

ISBN: 0241133424

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Top page ridge lightly foxed,. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 242, [1] pp. 8vo. Professor Monti is trying to interpret the history of Umbria to his students. It sometimes helps him to forget the unexpected desertion of his wife. But the themes of betrayal and gain are not consigned to history - they are there in his own life and in the mosaic of lives in his neighbourhood. View more info

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The Songs of the Kings

By: Unsworth, Barry

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2199093

ISBN: 0241137012

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Rear hinge slightly tender. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 244, [2] pp. 8vo. Troy meant one thing only to the men gathered here, as it did to their commanders. Troy was a dream of wealth; and if the wind continued the dream would crumble. As the harsh wind holds the Greek fleet trapped in the straits at Aulis, frustration and political impotence turn into a desire for the blood of a young and innocent woman—blood that will appease the gods and allow the troops to set sail. And when Iphigeneia... View more info

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Sugar & Rum

By: Unsworth, Barry

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269603

ISBN: 0241121949

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A bit smoky, pages lightly toned. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 247, [1] pp. 8vo. A 'powerfully done' (Times Literary Supplement) and tantalizingly semi-autobiographical novel from the author of the Booker Prize-winning Sacred Hunger. Unable to work on his novel about Liverpool's slave trade, Benson is teaching creative writing and wandering the city. The pupils who bring him their fantasies are a sad, dispossessed group with varying degrees of literary talent. Caught up in a series of bizarre events, Benson nevertheless finds his own imagination... View more info

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The Partnership (New Authors Limited Number Fifty-Two [52])

By: Unsworth, Barry

Price: $125.00  $100.00

Publisher: Hutchinson: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269669

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A bit smoky, top page ridge lightly foxed. 1966 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 247, [1] pp. 8vo. A 'powerfully done' (Times Literary Supplement) and tantalizingly semi-autobiographical novel from the author of the Booker Prize-winning Sacred Hunger. Unable to work on his novel about Liverpool's slave trade, Benson is teaching creative writing and wandering the city. The pupils who bring him their fantasies are a sad, dispossessed group with varying degrees of literary talent. Caught up in a series of bizarre events, Benson nevertheless finds his own im... View more info

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Grimm's Fairy Tales (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Untermeyer, Louis & Bryna; The Brothers Grimm (Jakob & Wilhelm)

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1980

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2294863

Condition: Near Fine


A few minor scuffs, edges of endpapers a bit faded, blank publisher's bookplate laid in. 1980 Full-Leather. xiv, 330 pp. Tall 8vo. Navy blue leather, gilt titles, decorations & page ridges, yellow ribbon marker and silk moire endpapers. Illustrations by Lucille Corcos. A handsome edition collecting several dozen fairy tales by the immortal Brothers Grimm, with a foreword by Louis Untermeyer. View more info

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Bech is Back

By: Updike, John

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1982

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2203602

ISBN: 0394528069

Condition: Near Fine


1st printing. Spine slightly cocked. Near Fine. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 195 pp. The renowned Henry Bech is now fifty years old. In this wonderful classic novel, Bech reflects on his fame, travels the world, marries an Episcopalian divorcée from Westchester, and--surprise to all--writes a book that becomes a runaway bestseller. If you've never read Updike before, there's no better place to start. If you've read him for years, you'll be delightfully reminded of John Updike's rightful place in the pantheon of quintessential American writers. CONTENTS: Three... View more info

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Marry Me: A Novel

By: Updike, John

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1976

Edition: First Trade Edition

Seller ID: 2205865

ISBN: 039440856X

Condition: Near Fine


First trade edition. A fine copy. Near Fine. 1976 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 303 pp. As in Updike's 1968 Couples, two married households—in this case, the Conants and the Mathiases—meet and entwine. Jerry Conant's love for Sally Mathias is the primary engine of the novel; his wife Ruth's reaction, and the reaction of Sally's husband Richard, are the story's bookends. KEYWORDS: JOHN UPDIKE MARRY ME FICTION LITERATURE ROMANCE View more info

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Rabbit Redux: A Novel

By: Updike, John

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269290

ISBN: 039447273X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Very minor tear along top edge of jacket rear near spine, jacket very faintly toned. Ink stamp on bottom page ridge, top page ridge very faintly toned. 1971 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 406 pp. The assumptions and obsessions that control our daily lives are explored in tantalizing detail by master novelist John Updike in this wise, witty, and sexy story. Harry Angstrom -- known to all as Rabbit, one of America's most famous literary characters -- finds his dreary life shattered by the infidelity of his wife, Janice. How he resolves or further complic... View more info

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Marry Me: A Novel

By: Updike, John

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274041

ISBN: 039440856X

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Light stain to jacket spine base, page ridge lightly foxed, front jacket flap lightly creased. 1976 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 303, [5] pp. 8vo. As in Updike's 1968 Couples, two married households—in this case, the Conants and the Mathiases—meet and entwine. Jerry Conant's love for Sally Mathias is the primary engine of the novel; his wife Ruth's reaction, and the reaction of Sally's husband Richard, are the story's bookends. View more info

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Brazil: A Novel

By: Updike, John

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276293

ISBN: 0679430717

Condition: Very Good


First trade edition. Light stain on jacket base, page ridges lightly foxed. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 260 pp. 8vo. They meet by chance on Copacabana Beach: Tristao Raposo, a poor black teen from the Rio slums, surviving day to day on street smarts and the hustle, and Isabel Leme, an upper-class white girl, treated like a pampered slave by her absent though very powerful father. Convinced that fate brought them together, betrayed by families who threaten to tear them apart, Tristao and Isabel flee to the farthest reaches of Brazil's wild west -- unaware of t... View more info

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Rabbit at Rest (The Franklin Library Signed First Edition Society)

By: Updike, John

Price: $150.00  $120.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2289785

Condition: Fine


First edition, preceding the Alfred A. Knopf trade edition. Signed by author without inscription on front flyleaf. 1990 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 512 pp. 8vo. Full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Two-page color image precedes title page. Updike's fourth and final Rabbit novel, which won him the Pulitzer Prize in 1991 - the second in the series to do so. Franklin Library's Signed First Edition Society released signed, limited editions of new works that preceded the trade editions, with a special f... View more info

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The Rabbit Tetralogy: Rabbit, Run; Rabbit Redux; Rabbit is Rich; Rabbit at Rest

By: Updike, John

Price: $950.00  $760.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf / Borzoi Books: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2295375

Condition: Very Good


First editions. Rabbit, Run includes first state jacket with 16-line blurb on front flap. First volume: jacket lightly rubbed with minimal loss from corners, ink initials on front endpaper. Second volume: front free endpaper removed. Third volume: publisher stamp on page base, faint crease on front jacket flap. 1960 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Four hardcover volumes. 307, [3]; 406, [2]; 467, [5]; 512, [6] pp. 8vo. The saga of Harry 'Rabbit' Angstrom. Books three and four in the series both won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (1982 and 1990). Because the publication... View more info

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Rabbit Redux

By: Updike, John

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1981

Edition: Reissue

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2298970

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by author without inscription on front flyleaf. Publisher's Notes from the Editors pamphlet laid in. 1981 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 454 pp. 8vo. Original reddish brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrations by Jerry Pinkney. The assumptions and obsessions that control our daily lives are explored in tantalizing detail by master novelist John Updike in this wise, witty, and sexy story. Harry Angstrom -- known to all as Rabbit, one of America's most famous literary characters ... View more info

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Trust Me: Short Stories

By: Updike, John

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2198946

ISBN: 0394558332

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Small stain to page edges. Jacket lightly toned. 1987 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 302 pp. Here is trust betrayed--and fulfilled. Here are husbands and wives as only Updike knows them, leaving each other, loving each other, often at the same time. Here is passion ignited and quenched, absurd hope, ineffectual regret. Here is life as we live it, in twenty-two stories of uncommon beauty and pathos from a master storyteller at the peak of his brilliant career. Keywords: JOHN UPDIKE TRUST ME SHORT STORIES LITERATURE FIRST EDITION FICTION View more info

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Storm Glass

By: Urquhart, Jane

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: The Porcupine's Quill, Incorporated: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200909

ISBN: 0889841063

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Wrappers and pages toned. 1987 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 127 pp. With stunning virtuosity, the stories in Jane Urquhart’s dazzling first book of fiction unearth universal truths as they reach across countries and eras. A woman runs away to a cottage in the English moors to escape a love affair; shards of glass reconcile a middle-aged wife to her husband’s estrangement; a grandmother makes a startling confession from her youth; a young woman discovers herself through the life of an Italian saint; and, ... View more info

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Away: A Novel

By: Urquhart, Jane

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart, Inc.: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200778

ISBN: 0771086598

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Wrappers toned, light shelf wear. 1993 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 356 pp. A stunning, evocative novel set in Ireland and Canada, Away traces a family's complex and layered past. The narrative unfolds with shimmering clarity, and takes us from the harsh northern Irish coast in the 1840s to the quarantine stations at Grosse Isle and the barely hospitable land of the Canadian Shield; from the flourishing town of Port Hope to the flooded streets of Montreal; from Ottawa at the time of Confederation to a larg... View more info

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The Underpainter

By: Urquhart, Jane

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart, Inc.: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200779

ISBN: 0771086644

Condition: Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages toned. Near Fine. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 340 pp. A masterful novel by the highly praised author of Away, The Underpainter tells the story of a 75-year-old American minimalist painter who creates a new series of paintings as he remembers the details of his life and of the lives of those individuals who have affected him. Keywords: JANE URQUHART CANADIAN LITERATURE UNDERPAINTER CONTEMPORARY FICTION ARTIST MINIMALIST View more info

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The Little Flowers of Madame de Montespan

By: Urquhart, Jane

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: The Porcupine's Quill, Incorporated: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200911

ISBN: 0889840490

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Wrappers and pages lightly toned. 1983 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 63 pp. The machine at Marley, and the machinations of court at Versailles. The small manoeuvres of society. Of saints and sinners, kings, and courtesans more than courtiers--from Louis Quatorze, watched dispassionately by Madame de Montespan from the pillow of the king's bed, to the worms that play their final game of love beneath the statues in the graden--The Little Flowers of Madame de Montespan is a worthy successor to Jane and Tony Urquhart's earlier collaboration, I Am Wal... View more info

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The Whirlpool

By: Urquhart, Jane

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200912

ISBN: 0771086555

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Wrappers and pages toned. 1986 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 237 pp. Written in luminous prose, The Whirlpool is a haunting tale set in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in the summer of 1889. This is the season of reckless river stunts, a time when the undertaker’s widow is busy with funerals, her days shadowed by her young son’s curious silence. Across the street in Kick’s Hotel, where Fleda and her husband, David McDougal, have temporary rooms, Fleda dreams of the place above the whirlpool where she first encountered the poet, a man who enters h... View more info

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Changing Heaven

By: Urquhart, Jane

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200914

ISBN: 0771086571

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Pages lightly toned, bottom edge of front board lightly bumped. Jacket lightly toned. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 258 pp. Two worlds are intertwined in this hauntingly beautiful story as it moves from Toronto to the English moors and to Venice, Italy. The time frame shifts between present and past, linking the lives of a young Brontë scholar (a woman in the throes of a troubled love affair), a turn-of-the-century female balloonist, and an elusive explorer with the ghost - or the memory - of Emily Brontë. Urquhart reveals something about the a... View more info

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Some Other Garden: Poems

By: Urquhart, Jane; Dickson, Jennifer

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200913

ISBN: 0771086695

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Near fine. Near Fine. 2000 Hard Cover. 87 pp. Photographs by Jennifer Dickson. An internationally celebrated novelist today, Jane Urquhart began her literary career as a poet. Some Other Garden brings together in a special new edition, illustrated by the beautiful photographs of Jennifer Dickson, two of Urquhart’s early poetry collections. These poems centre on another time and place while vividly evoking life in the court of the Sun King, Louis XIV, as seen through the dispassionate eyes of one of his most influential mistresses, Madame de Montespan. Set amidst the ornate g... View more info

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False Shuffles

By: Urquhart, Jane; Urquhart, Tony

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Press Porcepic: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200910

ISBN: 0888782047

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Wrappers very lightly rubbed. 1982 Trade Paperback. 113 pp. Drawings by Tony Urquhart. Author's first book to be published in a trade edition. ...a life class in the art of illusion. The lives of small town octogenarians, of autistics, of conjurors and Niagara Falls daredevils, of beerhall waitresses and undertaker's brides, of bouncers and cleaning ladies, of beekeepers and skunk charmers are rendered with an instinct for the intimate surreal. Keywords: JANE URQUHART CANADIAN LITERATURE CANADA POEMS POETRY FALSE SHUFFLES View more info

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Rudyard Kipling's Vermont Feud

By: Van de Water, Frederic F.; Custer, Bernadine

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: John Day/Reynal & Hitchcock: 1937

Seller ID: 2204662

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, minor stains to edges of front board, newspaper clippings about Rudyard Kipling pasted to front endpapers. 1937 Hard Cover. 119 pp. A story become almost legendary, reappearing in various connections, is the tale of Kipling's fight with his brother-in-law, the fight that resulted in his leaving his Vermont home near Brattleboro. Until both principles were dead, the full story had not been told. Now Van de Water, himself living in Vermont (A Home In The Country), tells the story as told to him by Beatty Balestier, Kipling's brother-in-law. In the telling, one gets none too sympatheti... View more info

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The Mansion

By: Van Dyke, Henry

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1911

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2202211

Condition: Near Fine


1922 reprint. Ink name on front endpaper. 1911 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 60 pp. Original navy blue cloth, gilt titles, color picture plate mounted on top portion of front board. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Henry Jackson van Dyke (1852 – 1933) was an American author, educator, and clergyman. Henry van Dyke was born on November 10, 1852 in Germantown, Pennsylvania in the United States. He graduated from Princeton University in 1873 and from Princeton Theological Seminary, 1877 and served as a professor of English literature at Princeton between 1899 and 1923. In 1908-09 D... View more info

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The Ruling Passion: Tales of Nature and Human Nature

By: Van Dyke, Henry

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons / D.B. Updike, The Merrymount Press, Boston: 1901

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200872

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Ink name and date on front endpaper. 1901 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 295 pp. 8voo. Margaret Armstrong binding (unsigned, but matches style of her other Van Dyke titles). Gilt titles & decorations, top edge gilt. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Henry Jackson van Dyke (1852 – 1933) was an American author, educator, and clergyman. Henry van Dyke was born on November 10, 1852 in Germantown, Pennsylvania in the United States. He graduated from Princeton University in 1873 and from Princeton Theological Seminary, 1877 and served as a professor of English literat... View more info

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The Unknown Quantity

By: Van Dyke, Henry

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269670

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Boards lightly soiled, end matter lightly foxed, ink gift note on front endpaper. 1912 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 370 pp. 8vo. Margaret Armstrong binding design with her initials incorporated. Original blue cloth, gilt titles & decorations, top edge gilt. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Henry van Dyke (1852 – 1933) was an American author, educator, and clergyman. View more info

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The Lost Word: A Christmas Legend of Long Ago

By: Van Dyke, Henry

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283606

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Spine and edges slightly faded, very faint discoloration to portion of front board. 1898 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 71, [5] pp. 8vo. Amy Richards trade binding with her initials incorporated. Original green cloth, gilt titles & decorations, top edge gilt. Frontispiece and plates by Corwin K. Tinson. A Christmas legend by the author known for his religiously themed fiction. View more info

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Little Rivers: A Book of Essays in Profitable Idleness

By: Van Dyke, Henry

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1903

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2202210

Condition: Very Good


First thus. Ink gift note on front endpaper. Spine head rubbed with 1/2 inch tear along rear board. 1903 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 348 pp. 8vo. Decorative trade binding by Margaret Armstrong, with her initials incorporated in the design. This 1903 specially bound edition appeared several years after the title was originally published. Best known for his Christmas stories The Other Wise Man and The First Christmas Tree, Van Dyke wrote numerous books with religious themes, as well as poems, essays, and hymns. View more info

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Nigger Heaven

By: Van Vechten, Carl

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290948

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Pencil name on front endpaper, brief pencil note on rear endpaper,. 1926 Hard Cover. 286, [2] pp. 8vo. A story of love and racial discrimination set during the Harlem Renaissance. Glossary of 'Negro words and phrases' follows text. View more info