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Lie Down In Darkness

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Lie Down in Darkness [Inscribed Association Copy w/ TNS]

STYRON, William

Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill. (1951). Styron's first book, inscribed to the writer Jonathan Carroll: "with best wishes/ William Styron/ 27 September 1971/ (Twenty years, to the month, after publication)." The date is also nine years before Carroll's first published book, The Land of Laughs. Laid in is a typed note signed by Styron in which he agrees to the signing; based on the address, Carroll would have been an English teacher at the time, in North Carolina. The book is unevenly sunned on the cloth and bears a few small stains; very good in a jacket with modest edge wear including one edge tear, and a vertical crease to the spine; still very good. The note is folded, else fine, with a chipped mailing envelope included. A nice association copy of an important first novel. Forty years after this inscription, on the occasion of Styron's death in 2011, Carroll wrote a blog post on his website, referring to Styron as a "great American novelist." First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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Lie Down in Darkness

STYRON, William

Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1951. Very Good/Near Fine. First edition. A little sunning to the boards and the corners a bit bumped, very good or better in a spine-toned, else near fine dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author. A nice, presentable copy of the author's first book.

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Lie Down In Darkness

STYRON, WILLIAM

New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1951. First Edition of the Author’s First Book. Signed by the author, William Styron on the title page. Fine in lightly used dust jacket with a few very tiny nicks with tiny bit of tanning at spine.

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Lie Down In Darkness

STYRON, WILLIAM

Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1951. First Edition of the author’s first book. Very good plus in dust jacket. Inscribed by the author.

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Lie Down in Darkness.

STYRON, William.

Indianapolis & NY: Bobbs-Merrill, (1951).. Advance copy.. 400 pp. Some light wear to base of spine, else near fine in full brown, gilt-stamped cloth without dust jacket. Stamped 'Sample Copy / Not For Sale' on the front free endpaper, along with Styron's agent's name and address. Styron's first book.

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Lie Down in Darkness

STYRON, William

Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1951. First. hardcover. very good(+)/near fine. 8vo, cloth, dust wrapper. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1951). First Edition. His first book, boldly autographed on the front flyleaf. Some fading to the cloth, particularly at the extremes of the spine. Near fine dust wrapper, with the original $3.50 price.

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Lie Down in Darkness

Styron, William

Bobbs-Merrill, 1951 Book boards sunned; closed tears, chipping, rubbing and edgewear to otherwise bright dust jacket with $3.50 price intact; o/w VG/VG; signed by Styron on bookplate loosely laid in. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS

STYRON, William

Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., (1951). First Edition. Hardcover. Slight sunning to the spine of both book and dustwrapper which is a little darkened there and on the rear panel. Easily Near Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper. Author's first book.

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Lie Down in Darkness

Styron, William

Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Signed by the author in blue ink on the front end paper. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Cloth well-sunned, corners bumped. Wear spot on edge of ffep. Jacket spine panel sunned, chips at extremities (especially head and tail), creasing and scratches to front panel, stain on front flap, price-clipped. A signed true first of the author's first book.

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Lie Down In Darkness

STYRON, WILLIAM

Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1951. First Edition of the author’s first book. Aside from a small tear in the front free endpaper, a fine copy in a dust jacket with minor wear and soiling.

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Lie Down in Darkness

STYRON, William

Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1951. Fine/Near Fine. First edition. A little sunning to the boards, else fine in a lightly rubbed, near fine dustwrapper with a small tear at the crown. A nice, presentable copy of the author's first book.

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Lie Down in Darkness

Styron, William

Indianapolis: Bobbs Merrill Company Inc., 1951. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. BOOK NEAR FINE/JACKET VERY GOOD+. 8vo - over 7¾"" - 9¾"" tall. Signed by Author. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on a decorative bookplate. A VERY CLEAN, ATTRACTIVE COPY WITH A BRIGHT DUSTJACKET IN NEW, GLOSSY BRODART. 1st printing. NO PREVIOUS OWNER MARKINGS. NOT price clipped - $3.50 is on the dustjacket flap. 400 pages. Stated first of author's first book. A handsome, collectible copy!

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Lie Down In Darkness

STYRON, WILLIAM

Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1951. First Edition of the Author’s First Book. Former owner’s signature. Near fine in a bright dust jacket with some minor mending by a paper conservationist at head of spine.

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Lie Down in Darkness

STYRON, William

Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1951. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper with just a touch of rubbing. A superb copy of the author's first book.

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Lie Down In Darkness

STYRON, William

Indianapolis - New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1951. First Edition Of the Author's First Novel STYRON, William. Lie Down In Darkness. Indianapolis - New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1951. First edition, first printing. Octavo (8 1/4 x 5 5/8 in; 209 x 143 mm). 400 pp. Publisher's original olive cloth, gilt lettered. Dust jacket. A bit of shelf dusting to upper edge. Otherwise, a tight, bright copy in dust jacket with the mildest of wear at edges.

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Lie Down in Darkness

Styron, William

New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1951. [1951]. Near Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket. Bound in full brown cloth. Both the spine and the front board are stamped in gilt (still brilliant). Octavo. 400pps. Stated First Edition. There is a mild bump to the upper rear tip and slight rounding to the faintly-faded spine-ends. Otherwise clean, bright, square, and soundly bound. The textblock is immaculate; no apparent reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The bright and colorful Salter dustjacket -- glossy in a new mylar sleeve -- has a small, closed tear at the upper front tip and a touch of crinkling with light rubbing wear at the heel of the spine; the original price (3.50) is intact. A very nice, collector's-quality copy of this classic -- with only the slightest of sunning to either the cloth or the jacket (much less so than is usually encountered with this edition). Styron's first book.<br><br><b><font color=#003366> "...<big>O</big>nce in a quarter century or so, there appears a book of so extraordinary a quality, there emerges a new writer of so fertile and magnificent a gift, that his publisher finds it difficult, in a time of easy superlatives, to express effectively his enthusiasm. Such a book is <i>'Lie Down in Darkness.'</i> Such a writer is William Styron..."<br><br></b></font> Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request.. First Edition. Cloth.

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Lie Down in Darkness [Signed]

STYRON, William

Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. SIGNED by Styron on the title page. First edition of Styron's first novel. Very good in a very good dust jacket with some minor tears and chipping with some browning.

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Lie Down in Darkness [Signed]

STYRON, William

Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merril, 1951. Hardcover. Very good/poor. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Styron on the ffep as "Bill Styron" in 1951. Very good in later printing in a poor dust jacket.

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Lie Down in Darkness

Styron, William

Indianapolis, New York: Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., 1951. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Author's acclaimed first novel centers upon a dysfunctional Virginia family. Stated first edition. No writing, marks, underlining, or bookplates. No remainder marks. Spine is tight and crisp. The corners are square and the boards are flat and true. Boards are faded along the top and bottom edges and the endpapers are moderately yellowed. Dust jacket is not price-clipped but does have some flaws including micro tears along the edges, small (1/2") chips along the upper spine, some discoloration, and some puckering (but no watermark or associated discoloration) along the lower front cover. This highly collectible, very good, first edition/first printing copy is protected with an archival mylar dust jacket cover. Satisfaction guaranteed!

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Price: $399.99


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Lie Down in Darkness

Styron, William

Indianapolis & New York: The Bobbs-Merril Company, Inc, 1951. First edition. 400 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original brown cloth. Fine in unclipped very good dust jacket with some rubbing, small loss to head of spine. First edition. 400 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. First Book. The author's first book.

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Price: $375.00


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LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS

STYRON, William

Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., (1951). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper with light wear at the tips and two short tears. Author's first book.

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Lie Down in Darkness.

Styron, William.

Bobbs-Merrill, 1951. First edition, first printing. Faint ghosting from two small pieces of tape to front free endpaper, edges very slightly sunned, still fine in near fine, faintly rubbed dust jacket with the faintest of sunning to the spine. Author's first book.

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LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS

STYRON, William

Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., (1951). First Edition. Hardcover. Hinge cracked at title page. Good only but likely unique. Author's first book. This copy has a paper label on the book's spine marked "Editorial Library" and is in a proof dustwrapper which has only the front and spine printed, the rest being blank with occasional register marks. Additionally, laid in at the rear, and at one time pasted to the rear endpaper and pastedown, is a quite fresh copy of the dustwrapper as it finally appeared.

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Lie Down in Darkness

William Styron

1979-04-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Lie Down in Darkness

STYRON, William

Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1951. First. hardcover. near fine/very good(-). 8vo, cloth, d.w. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1951). First Edition. His first book, autographed on the front flyleaf. Some fading to the edges of the cloth, as usual. The dust wrapper is worn & chipped at the edges, lightly soiled on the back panel, with a closed tear on the front flyleaf but not price-clipped.

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Lie Down in Darkness

STYRON, William

1951. STYRON, William. Lie Down in Darkness. Original cloth, non-priceclipped dust jacket. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, [1951]. First edition of the author's first book. Signed by the author on the title page. Light wear to jacket, ends of spine panel chipped, a few closed tears, bookseller stamp on front free endpaper, old adhesion marks on pastedowns, else a very good copy.

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Lie Down in Darkness

STYRON, William

Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1951. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition. A little sunning to the boards, else near fine in a modestly worn, very good dustwrapper with rubbing and small nicks and tears. A nice, presentable copy of the author's first book.

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Lie Down in Darkness

William Styron

Bobbs-Merrill, 1951. Book. Fine. Cloth. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Fine copy in like jacket. Couple of tiny nicks and light wear to spine extremities.First Edition Stated$3.50 on bottom flap. Ink name on pastedown.Exceptional fresh copy. Author's First Book. Splendid Copy..

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Lie Down in Darkness

Styron, William

Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc.. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1951. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine of the book cover has some toning / darkening and there is fading to the gilt lettering. The text pages are clean and bright. There is some beginning toning to the endpapers and the bottom edges of a section of the text pages have light bumping as if from a fall. The dust jacket is clean and bright, but does have two tears (one to the bottom rear spine end, and the bottom rear flap joint. The rear cover and spine have toning /darkening. "This is the story of the irreconcilably divided Loftis family of Port Warwick, Virginia. It is the story of Peyton Loftis, whose tragic beauty, it seemed, inevitably sowed devotion and destruction wherever she went." This is the author's first novel. "After graduation, Styron took an editing position with McGraw-Hill in New York City. Styron later recalled the misery of this work in an autobiographical passage of Sophie’s Choice. After provoking his employers into firing him, he set about writing his first novel in earnest. Three years later, he published the novel, Lie Down in Darkness (1951) , the story of a dysfunctional Virginia family. The novel received overwhelming critical acclaim. For this novel, Styron received the prestigious Rome Prize, awarded by the American Academy in Rome and the American Academy of Arts and Letters." .

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LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS Signed Franklin Library

Styron, William

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1982. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine, Leather Bound, Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines.; Signed by the author. ; ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author .

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LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS Signed Franklin Library

Styron, William

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1982. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine, Leather Bound, Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines.; Signed Limited First Edition. ; ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author .

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Lie Down in Darkness

Styron, William

Bobbs-Merrill, New York 1951. 1st ed., first printing. 8vo. His acclaimed debut novel. Faint inscription 'Christmas 1965' to the head of the ffep, otherwise a clean bright unmarked copy in the publisher's brown cloth, lettered gilt, now with a little compression to the spine extremities and with slightly bumped corners, in a price-clipped dustwrapper, now showing some wear to the spine extremities and corners

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Lie Down in Darkness

William Styron

Bobbs-Merrill, 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good-/Very Good-. Signed. Flat SIGNED by William Styron on the front endpaper. The volume is spine and edge sunned, lightly edge worn, and perimeter shaded on the endpapers and pastedowns. The unclipped dust jacket, sleeved in m mylar, is chipped on the corners and apine ends, rubbed on the joints and folds, and has closed tears and creases around the spine areas.

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LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS

Styron, William

Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company. Very Good+. 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. Spine a bit faded; 8vo; 400 pages .

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Lie Down in Darkness

William Styron

2001-09-08. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Lie Down in Darkness

William Styron

NY: Bobbs-Merrill Co, 1951. Book. Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1951 Bobbs-Merrill Stated First Edition in G+/G condition. Styron's first book and rare as such. The HB has some fading on the front board and spine end but otherwise has very minor edgewear. There is only a previous owner signature on the ffep. The unclipped DJ ($ 3.50) has wear, chips and now repaired rips along the edges and spine ends. The colors are still vivid..

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Lie Down in Darkness

Styron, William

Indianapolis, IN: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc, 1951. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 400 pp. Price of $3.50 on front flap of jacket. Ahearn APG 001b. A handsome copy of Styron's first book. Very Good book with some areas of fading to boards and some very slight darkening to the endpapers and pastedowns in a Very Good dust jacket with rubbing to the folds, light rubbing and edge wear to the spine panel, and age toning to the rear panel and the edges of the flaps.

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Lie Down in Darkness

Styron, William

New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1951. [1951]. Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dustjacket. Bound in full brown cloth. Both the spine and the front board are stamped in gilt. Octavo. 400pps. Stated First Edition. There is mild bumping to the lower tips and the spine-gilt is somewhat faded. Otherwise clean, bright, square, and soundly bound. The textblock is immaculate; no apparent reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The bright and colorful Salter dustjacket -- glossy in a new mylar sleeve -- has some rubbing wear at the folds and spine-ends; the spine-panel is also slightly sun-darkened. The original price (3.50) is intact. A very nice, collector's-quality copy of this classic. Styron's first book.<br><br><b><font color=#003366> "...<big>O</big>nce in a quarter century or so, there appears a book of so extraordinary a quality, there emerges a new writer of so fertile and magnificent a gift, that his publisher finds it difficult, in a time of easy superlatives, to express effectively his enthusiasm. Such a book is 'Lie Down in Darkness.' Such a writer is William Styron..."<br><br></font></b> Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request. 40-C.. First Edition. Cloth.

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LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS

William Styron

Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill. 1951. First Edition; Early Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+ in boards. Light bumping at spine heel and bottom of front panel. .

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Lie Down in Darkness

STYRON, William

New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1951. First edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First edition. A very good book in a very good dust jacket. Chipping to the extremities of the jacket. Some soiling to the rear panel. Sunning to the spine of the book. Evidence of jacket having been folded at the spine. The author's first book. Signed by the author.

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Lie Down in Darkness

STYRON, William

Bobbs-Merrill, 1951. First edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First edition. Very good in a very good dust jacket. Offsetting to the front end pages. Chipping at the extremities. Sunning to the boards. The author's first book. Signed by the author.

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LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS

STYRON, William

Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., (1951). First Edition. Hardcover. Cloth is unevenly sunned with the spine very heavily so. Bookplate remnant on front pastedown. The dustwrapper has a hardly noticeable snag on the front panel and some creasing on the spine but is very bright. A Good copy in quite a nice dustwrapper. Author's first book.

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LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS.

Styron, William.

FRANKLIN LIBRARY. FRANKLIN CENTER 1982. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1982. Hardcover. SIGNED Limited Edition. Near fine in dark brown leather binding, with gilt edges & a satin marker ribbon, without dust jacket as issued. (Trace of light foxing at edges. Mild spots of rubbing at edges of covers. ) Author's FIRST book. .

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Lie Down in Darkness

STYRON WILLIAM

London: Hamilton, 1952. First Edition. Hard Cover. Dust Jacket. First UK Edition. A VG (or better) copy in like D/W with a few paper-backed-tape repairs to reverse, but these are well done, and it presents quite nicely.

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Lie Down In Darkness

STYRON, William

Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1951. Very Good/Very Good. First edition. Very good with faded boards and spine, minor bumps at the corners, an ink notation on the front endpaper, in a very good dustwrapper with light wear at the spine ends, and a bit of age-toning.

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Lie Down In Darkness

Styron, William

NY Bobbs-Merrill , 1951. vg+/vg/. The beautiful dj.by the great designer George Salter has chip. & sm. pieces missing from top & bot. sp.tear to frnt. 1st edition. Binding is cl.w.dj.. Hardback.

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Lie Down in Darkness

STYRON, William

Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1951. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition. A little sunning at the edges of the boards, near fine in about very good dustwrapper with some age-toning, and small nicks and stains. A nice, presentable copy of the author's first book.

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LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS

Styron, William

Indianapolis: Bobbs - Merrill, 1951. Gilt cloth. First edition of the author's first book. Light sunning at edges, else about fine in a very good dust jacket with a bit of fraying at the crown of spine, modest tanning to rear panel, and some light soiling to the spine panel.

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LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS

Styron, William

Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1982. First Franklin Library limited edition. Signed by Styron as issued. Illustrated by Steven H. Stroud. Special Message by Styron for this edition. Gilt-stamped leather-covered boards, all edges gilt, satin pagemarker. Issued without dustjacket. Few trifle rubs on foreedge gilt; otherwise, an unread copy in Fine condition. Signed by Author. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Limited Edition. The image is of the book described and not a stock photo.

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Lie Down in Darkness

STYRON, William

Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1951. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition. A little sunning at the edges of the boards, near fine in about very good dustwrapper with some age-toning, and small nicks and stains. A nice, presentable copy of the author's first book.

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Price: $150.00