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If Beale Street Could Talk.

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If Beale Street Could Talk.

by Baldwin, James

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About This Item

NY: The Dial Press, 1974., 1974. First printing. 8vo. 197 pp. Original gilt and silver stamped orange cloth binding. The book has two slender lines of white paper/glue/abrasion on the pastedowns ostensibly from the removal of a dust jacket protector which had been affixed there at some point. There is a small light brown splash stain on pp. 6 & 7 near the center. Other than these obvious flaws, the book is tight and the orange cloth is bright and unmarked, overall very good minus. The DJ is bright, with light flap wrinkles else fine. Surprisingly uncommon.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

Synopsis

If Beale Street Could Talk, James Baldwin's fifth novel is a love story set in Harlem in the early 70's. Young Tish and Fonny, who are in love and expecting a child. They plan on marrying until Fonny is falsely accused of a terrible crime and imprisoned. Their tragic love story paints a bleak picture of racism and injustice. It is the only Baldwin novel narrated by a woman. 

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book dealer
Thomas Dorn ABAA US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
20663
Title
If Beale Street Could Talk.
Author
Baldwin, James
Book condition
second hand
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
NY: The Dial Press, 1974.
Date Published
1974
Bookseller catalogs
Black Literature;

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CALL (770-924-9688) or EMAIL (thomasdornbooks@mindspring.com) for credit card purchases or for further information. Payment by check, money order, or for your convenience, we gladly accept VISA, MasterCard & AMEX. Georgia residents please add 7% sales tax. All books fully guaranteed and may be returned within seven days (after notification) for any reason. DIGITAL IMAGES of any book readily available on request.Insured Priority Postage (USA): $6.00 first book, $3.00 each thereafter. Media Mail $4.00 for first book and $2.00 for each thereafter. Overseas orders calculated per order, per requirements. Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

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Thomas Dorn ABAA

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About Thomas Dorn ABAA

Member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and the International Leagure of Antiquarian Booksellers. I specialize in literary first editions, Africa -- exploration, big game hunting, flora & fauna, medical books, foreign literature in english translation, medicine, science, philosophy, and general antiquarian.

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gilt
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Cloth
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tight
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jacket
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