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Invisible Man by  Ralph Ellison - First UK Edition - 1953 - from Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB (SKU: 2222322244623)

Invisible Man

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Invisible Man

by Ellison, Ralph

  • Used
  • near fine
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Near Fine/Very Good++
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Leicester, Leicestershire
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About This Item

The First UK printing published by Victor Gollancz in 1953. The BOOK is in near Fine condition with light pushing at the spine tips. The gilt titling remains bright. One or two very tiny spots to the text-block. Internally clean and appears unread. The fragile WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ or better condition. Mild edge wear at the spine tips with a little toning to the spine but far less than usually encountered. A 3 cm. closed tear to the lower front spine fold. Some light age related markings but the wrapper is in exceptional condition for its age. The wrapper is protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. The author's scarce first novel and very scarce with such attributes. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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
Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
2222322244623
Title
Invisible Man
Author
Ellison, Ralph
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good++
Quantity available
1
Edition
First UK Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Victor Gollancz, London
Place of Publication
UK
Date published
1953
Keywords
Ellison, Gollancz

Terms of Sale

Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB

30 day return guarantee, with full refund including original shipping costs for up to 30 days after delivery if an item arrives misdescribed or damaged.

About the Seller

Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Biblio.co.uk member since: 2015
Leicester, Leicestershire
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About Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB

We are a family-run business in the city of Leicester. We have over 10 years experience of collecting and selling a range of genres, specialising in iconic modern fiction and children's titles. Please feel free to browse our website: www.ashtonrarebooks.com. All items are fully described and if any reasonable discrepancy is noted on arrival to the customer, a full refund including payment for return to us will be made. Items over 250 may be paid for in instalments subject to agreement- however, all books remain the property of Ashton Rare Books until the full balance has been paid. Please contact us at : les@ashtonrarebooks.com if you are looking for a particular title or require further assistance.We are members of the PBFA.

Glossary

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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]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
Brodart
Generally used to refer to a clear plastic cover that is sometimes added to the dustjacket or outside covering of a book. The...[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]

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