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Invisible Man by  Ralph Ellison - 1st Edition - 1952 - from Quintessential Rare Books, LLC (SKU: 701129689)

Invisible Man

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Invisible Man

by Ellison, Ralph

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  • near fine
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Near Fine/Near Fine
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About This Item

First Edition, First Printing. This First Issue dustjacket has the publisher's $3.50 printed price present with some wear to the spine and edges. The book is bound in publisher's cloth and is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy.

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
Quintessential Rare Books, LLC US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
701129689
Title
Invisible Man
Author
Ellison, Ralph
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1952
Keywords
FIRST EDITION

Terms of Sale

Quintessential Rare Books, LLC

All Books are American or British First Editions unless otherwise noted. Dustwrappers are present if stated. Returns may be made within 3 days of receipt if book is not described correctly. Reciprocal dealer courtesies extended.
A NOTE ABOUT CONDITION:
Our top condition is fine. Other dealers may use the words mint, untouched, very fine, etc. which mean the same thing. We try to refrain from using general terms like G, G+, G++, VG+, VG++, because we want to describe what the copy of the book really looks like. As a result, we almost never get any returns since the books are actually better looking than the way that they are described.
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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]
tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
Publisher's cloth
A hardcover book comprised of cloth over hard pasteboard boards. ...[more]
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]

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