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The Edible Woman by  Margaret Atwood - Signed First Edition - 1969 - from Karol Krysik Books, ABAC/ILAB, IOBA, PBFA (SKU: 12316)

The Edible Woman

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The Edible Woman

by Atwood, Margaret

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  • very good
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
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Toronto: McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1969. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 8vo. Burgundy boards, spine gilt lettered. Spine ends bumped and the front board corners bumped and a little wrinkled, with a few little spots of foxing to the top edge, else clean throughout and the binding tight and square. Dust jacket design by Charles Pachter. DJ with creased flap folds and corners, some mild rubbing and scuffing to the jacket surface, with little nicks and chips at the spine foot, with heavier, but still rather shallow creasing and chipping to the head. A good clean copy of the author's first novel, inscribed in brown marker on the title page for Al McGuire, dated 1974. Also, includes a Margaret Atwood postcard, with a long note to Mr. McGuire. Al was a book collector in Toronto known by several dealers.

Synopsis

The Edible Woman, a 1969 novel that helped to establish Margaret Atwood as a prose writer of major significance, is the story of a young woman whose sane, structured, consumer-oriented world suddenly slips strangely out of focus. Following her engagement, Marian feels her body and her self are becoming separated. As Marian begins endowing food with human qualities that cause her to identify with it, she finds herself unable to eat, repelled by metaphorical cannibalism.

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Details

book dealer
Karol Krysik Books, ABAC/ILAB, IOBA, PBFA CA (CA)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
12316
Title
The Edible Woman
Author
Atwood, Margaret
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Very Good
Jacket condition
Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
McClelland and Stewart Limited
Place of Publication
Toronto
Date Published
1969

Terms of Sale

Karol Krysik Books, ABAC/ILAB, IOBA, PBFA

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About the Seller

Karol Krysik Books, ABAC/ILAB, IOBA, PBFA

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About Karol Krysik Books, ABAC/ILAB, IOBA, PBFA

Interesting and unusual books and printed matter. Visual items, illustrated books, private press, mythology/folklore, modern first editions. Member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of Canada (ABAC) and theIndependent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA)

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jacket
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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]
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]
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]
tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
inscribed
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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]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
First Edition
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