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THE INVISIBLE MAN by  Ralph: ELLISON - First UK edition, first printing - from Lucius Books (SKU: 14278)

THE INVISIBLE MAN

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THE INVISIBLE MAN

by ELLISON, Ralph:

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  • hardcover
  • First
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About This Item

London: Victor Gollancz. 1953. First UK edition, first printing. First UK edition, first printing. The publisher's file copy. Original red cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A better than very good copy, the binding clean and firm with light bumping at the extremities. The contents, with the publisher's 'file copy' stamp to the front pastedown, 'archive copy' stamp to the half title and small catalogue number in manuscript to the front endpaper, are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the original rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which has several short closed tears and the publisher's 'file copy' stamp to the upper panel. Not price-clipped (15/- net to the front flap). The author's first book, this example with excellent provenance. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

Synopsis

Even though Ralph Ellison's novel Invisible Man is sometimes featured on banned books lists, it remains a consistent staple on many high school reading curriculums. In the novel, Ellison laments the feeling of hopelessness and invisibility that many Black men experience in the United States, and it elegantly explores the themes of racism and bigotry in ways that are both unsettling and accessible.

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Details

Bookseller
Lucius Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
14278
Title
THE INVISIBLE MAN
Author
ELLISON, Ralph:
Book condition
Used
Edition
First UK edition, first printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
London: Victor Gollancz. 1953

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About Lucius Books

Our shop is located in central York within a stones throw of the historic Micklegate Bar and walls. We are open seven days a week and carry a high quality stock specialising in but not limited to first editions, signed copies, bound sets and childrens / illustrated books and original art. Our opening times are 10am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and 11am to 4pm on Sundays.Lucius Books is proud to be a full member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) trade associations. If you are unable to make it to the shop then our stock is available to view on our website at www.luciusbooks.com

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dustwrapper
Also known as book jacket, dust cover, or dust wrapper, a dust jacket is a protective and decorative cover for a book that is...[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]
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]
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]

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