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The Cairo Trilogy: Palace Walk, Palace of Desire, Sugar Street. by  Naguib Mahfouz - Signed First Edition - 1990-1992 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 274)

The Cairo Trilogy: Palace Walk, Palace of Desire, Sugar Street.

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The Cairo Trilogy: Palace Walk, Palace of Desire, Sugar Street.

by Mahfouz, Naguib

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New York: Doubleday, 1990-1992. First American editions of author's most well known work; a trilogy originally published in Egypt in the 1950's and which garnered him the Nobel Prize in literature decades later in 1988. Octavo, 3 volumes, original half cloth. Each volume was signed by Naguib Mahfouz at the Shepheard Hotel in Cairo in 2006. All three are near fine in near fine dust jackets. Jacket designs by Carin Goldberg. Translated by William M. Hutchins and Olive E. Kenny. Books signed by Mahfouz are rare as he left Egypt only twice during his life, each time only but for a short time. The Cairo Trilogy traces three generations of the family of patriarch Al-Sayyid Ahmad Abd al-Jawad, who rules his household with a strict hand while living a secret life of self-indulgence. The Trilogy is the achievement of a master storyteller reminiscent of Tolstoy. "Naguib Mahfouz is not only a Hugo and a Dickens, but also a Galsworthy, a Mann, a Zola, and a Jules Romains" (Edward Said).

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Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
274
Title
The Cairo Trilogy: Palace Walk, Palace of Desire, Sugar Street.
Author
Mahfouz, Naguib
Book condition
second hand
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Doubleday
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1990-1992
Keywords
Cairo Trilogy Naguib Mahfouz First Edition Signed, Naguib Mahfouz first edition
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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.

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