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The Bluest Eye by  Toni Morrison - First Edition - 1970 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140942206)

The Bluest Eye

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The Bluest Eye

by Morrison, Toni

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New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970. First Edition. Very Good/Very Good. First edition stated, first printing. Bound in publisher's original paper-covered boards over blue spine cloth lettered in silver. Very Good with lean to binding, toning to top edge of covers. Several small stains to textblock edge, light tobacco smoke odor to pages. In a Very Good unclipped dust jacket with toning, rubbing and light edge wear, and creasing to the bottom of the rear panel and front flap fold.

Synopsis

The Bluest Eye is a 1970 novel by American author Toni Morrison. It is Morrison's first novel, written while Morrison was teaching at Howard University and was raising her two sons on her own. The story is about a year in the life of a young black girl in Lorain, Ohio named Pecola Breedlove. It takes place against the backdrop of America's Midwest as well as in the years following the Great Depression.  Brutal in its depictions of racism, incest, and child molestation, The Bluest Eye has remained on the often-challenged and banned books list almost every year since its publication.

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book dealer
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
140942206
Title
The Bluest Eye
Author
Morrison, Toni
Book condition
second hand - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Holt, Rinehart and Winston
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1970
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;

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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

Burnside Rare Books specializes in literary first editions and works of cultural and historic significance. We are located in Portland, Oregon and welcome visitors by appointment.

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rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in... [more]
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]
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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