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New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2001. First edition of the author's Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original half cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the title page to fellow Pulitzer Prize award winning author Edward O. Wilson, "For Edward with best wishes Louis Menand." Wilson's signature to the front free endpaper, near fine in a near dust jacket. Jacket design by Susan Mitchell. An exceptional association copy. "Louis Menand's The Metaphysical Club is brilliant, illuminating, necessary" (Joan Didion).
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- Raptis Rare Books (US)
- Bookseller Inventory #
- The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America.
- Menand, Louis
- Book condition
- Farrar, Straus & Giroux
- Place of Publication
- New York
- Date published
- Louis Menand First Edition Signed, Metaphysical Club First Edition
- Bookseller catalogs
- Biography and Autobiography;
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