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If Beale Street Could Talk by  James Baldwin - First US Edition/First Printing - 1974 - from Lost Paddle Books, IOBA (SKU: LPB005101JB)

If Beale Street Could Talk

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If Beale Street Could Talk

by Baldwin, James

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  • good
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Good/Very Good
ISBN 10
0803741693
ISBN 13
9780803741690
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New York: The Dial Press, 1974. First US Edition/First Printing. Hardcover. Good/Very Good. First Printing stated of the author's magnificent novel. In orange cloth with gilt titling to spine. Top page ends tinted yellow. Spine slightly cocked. An ex-library with minimal markings: Tape shadows to tops and bottoms of boards and free endpapers; sticker shadow, a couple very small paper scars and a few small marks to ffep; number in pen and stamp to title page; number in pen and small adhesive mark to rfep. A few spots to front page ends. Jacket is unclipped ($6.95) and glossy with light fading to spine.

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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Details

Seller
Lost Paddle Books, IOBA US (US)
Seller’s Inventory #
LPB005101JB
Title
If Beale Street Could Talk
Author
Baldwin, James
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Edition
First US Edition/First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0803741693
ISBN 13
9780803741690
Publisher
The Dial Press
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1974
Bookseller catalogs
American Literature; African American Literature;

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Lost Paddle Books, IOBA

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About Lost Paddle Books, IOBA

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spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [more]
cocked
Refers to a state where the spine of a book is lightly "twisted" in such a way that the front and rear boards of a book do not... [more]
rfep
The portion of the endpaper which is left loose after binding. The first loose page upon opening a book from the rear. It may be... [more]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched... [more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [more]

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