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The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison - Signed First Edition - 1970 - from Grayshelf Books, IOBA, TXBA (SKU: 1919)

The Bluest Eye

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The Bluest Eye

by Toni Morrison

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

Stated First Edition with no mention of subsequent printings (First Printing), in the first issue dust jacket with the 1070 code on the bottom of the front flap; A Near Fine book in a Very Good dust jacket. SIGNED by the author on a bookplate affixed to the half title page. An outstanding copy of this novel by the Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winning author of "Beloved", "Song of Solomon", etc.; this book very scarce to find in collectible condition, particularly signed. This copy is in Near Fine condition with a square, tight binding, bright silver lettering over blue and gray boards with only a hint of fading, and clean white pages free of any markings; the book does show some light sunning to the board edges, some mild shelf wear to the spine foot, and some very light spotting to the lower exterior text block. Housed in a clean and bright very good dust jacket that shows minor rubbing and chipping to the spine ends and edges with a very small loss of material at the spine head, a 1.25"x1.25" closed tear to the back panel that has some unobtrusive tape repair done to the inside of the jacket, and a light overall age-toning. Not price clipped ($5.95 intact) and not ex-library. Overall, a beautiful, highly collectible volume; a cornerstone book for a 20th century literature collection and for the Toni Morrison fan! Protected in a mylar sleeve and will ship in a sturdy box.

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
Grayshelf Books, IOBA, TXBA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
1919
Title
The Bluest Eye
Author
Toni Morrison
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Holt, Rinehart, and Winston
Place of Publication
USA
Date published
1970
Keywords
First Edition, Signed
Bookseller catalogs
Modern First Editions;

Terms of Sale

Grayshelf Books, IOBA, TXBA

Bryan H. Young D.V.M.dba Grayshelf Books, 19111 Desert Eagle Dr., Tomball, Tx 77377Email - bhydvm@gmail.comWe accept payment by Paypal, Visa, Mastercard, checks, or money orders.Texas residents please add 8% sales tax.We guarantee all books to be as described.Additional scans of books will be provided upon request.
30 day full money back guarantee to include shipping costs if an item arrives damaged or not as described in listing.

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Grayshelf Books, IOBA, TXBA

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Tomball, Texas
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About Grayshelf Books, IOBA, TXBA

Grayshelf Books is an online collectors library originating out of the love of collecting rare books. We specialize, but are not limited to, modern first editions from the 20th and 21st century. We also maintain inventory of rare works in the Science Fiction and Horror genres. We guarantee all of our books in regards to condition stated on the listings and all books are protected in mylar covers and shipped with the utmost care in sturdy boxes. Thanks for viewing our listings!

Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
bookplate
Highly sought after by some collectors, a book plate is an inscribed or decorative device that identifies the owner, or former...[more]
price clipped
When a book is described as price-clipped, it indicates that the portion of the dust jacket flap that has the publisher's...[more]
chipping
A defect in which small pieces are missing from the edges; fraying or small pieces of paper missing the edge of a paperback, or...[more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[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]
text block
Most simply the inside pages of a book.  More precisely, the block of paper formed by the cut and stacked pages of a...[more]
tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...[more]
half title
The blank front page which appears just prior to the title page, and typically contains only the title of the book, although, at...[more]
shelf wear
Shelf wear (shelfwear) describes damage caused over time to a book by placing and removing a book from a shelf. This damage is...[more]
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]
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]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]

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