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Invisible Man by  Ralph Ellison - Signed First Edition - 1952 - from Bookbid Rare Books (SKU: 1308093)

Invisible Man

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Invisible Man

by Ellison, Ralph

  • Used
  • near fine
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
Near Fine/Very Good
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About This Item

Random House, 1952. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. A near fine first edition (First Printing stated on the copyright page, light tape offset on front free endpaper)in a very good dust jacket (with original price of $3.50 still on front flap) and with very rare wrap-around band. Signed by Ellison on a laid-in bookplate, not attached. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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
Bookbid Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
1308093
Title
Invisible Man
Author
Ellison, Ralph
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Random House
Date published
1952

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About Bookbid Rare Books

Bookbid Rare Books is a rare book dealer located in Beverly Hills, California. The family run company has sold modern literary first editions and children's books for over 20 years. Member of ABAA, ILAB.

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Copyright page
The page in a book that describes the lineage of that book, typically including the book's author, publisher, date of...[more]
bookplate
Highly sought after by some collectors, a book plate is an inscribed or decorative device that identifies the owner, or former...[more]
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...[more]
laid-in
"Laid In" indicates that there is something which is included with, but not attached to the book, such as a sheet of paper. The...[more]
jacket
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fine
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offset
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