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Invisible Man (Signed Ediiton, With New 1979 Preface) by  Ralph Ellison - Signed First Edition - 1980 - from Arroyo Seco Books (SKU: 015672)

Invisible Man (Signed Ediiton, With New 1979 Preface)

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Invisible Man (Signed Ediiton, With New 1979 Preface)

by Ellison, Ralph

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  • fine
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Fine/No Dustjacket, as Issued
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Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1980. First Edition Thus . Red Leather, Gilt. Fine/No Dustjacket, as Issued. 9 1/2" Tall. Will Harmuth. 4 Pp. Red Leather, Gilt, All Edges Gilt. One Of An Unstated Limited Edition Signed By Ellison On The Endpaper. With A New (1979) Preface By Ellison, On The Writing Of This Book. As New Except For A 1/4" X 1/16" Faint Dent To The Gilt At The Center Rear Foredge Of The Page Block.


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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Arroyo Seco Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
Invisible Man (Signed Ediiton, With New 1979 Preface)
Ellison, Ralph
Will Harmuth
Red Leather, Gilt
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
No Dustjacket, as Issued
Quantity available
First Edition Thus
The Franklin Library
Place of Publication
Franklin Center, Pennsylvania
Date published
Afro-American Literature General
Bookseller catalogs
Rare And Unusual Books; Antiquarian Books and Leather-Bound Books;
9 1/2" Tall

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Arroyo Seco Books lists over 24,000 used and unusual books in all fields, including physics, art, philosophy, social science, literature, science fiction, etc. We have a large stock of prints, antiquarian and modern. Most items are listed in about 100 catalogs titled by subject matter on this site. We are interested in purchasing large and interesting private libraries. All stock is on line. Member of IOBA. Contact: Stephen Clauser, 626-372-3863.


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