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The Bluest Eye by  Toni Morrison - Signed First Edition - 1970 - from Bookbid Rare Books (SKU: 1508956)

The Bluest Eye

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The Bluest Eye

by Morrison, Toni

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  • near fine
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
Near Fine/Near Fine
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About This Item

Holt Rinehart and Winston, 1970. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. A near fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket (with the original price and date code still present on the front flap). First Edition stated on the copyright page. Publisher's bookplate signed by Toni Morrison laid in. Previous owner's blindstamp on title page. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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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Details

Bookseller
Bookbid Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
1508956
Title
The Bluest Eye
Author
Morrison, Toni
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Holt Rinehart and Winston
Date published
1970

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About Bookbid Rare Books

Bookbid Rare Books is a rare book dealer located in Beverly Hills, California. The family run company has sold modern literary first editions and children's books for over 20 years. Member of ABAA, ILAB.

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fine
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bookplate
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jacket
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title page
A page at the front of a book which may contain the title of the book, any subtitles, the authors, contributors, editors, the...[more]
blindstamp
A blindstamp is a stamped impression, usually an image, logo, words, or design on the cover or spine of a book, without color or...[more]
First Edition
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Copyright page
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