Shadow and Act

By Ellison, Ralph

A collection of writings from Ralph Ellison (author of Invisible Man) that spans an era from World War II to the Vietnam War.

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Shadow and Act

by Ellison, Ralph

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Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books
Published
1964
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First edition
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New York: Random House, 1964. First edition. Green cloth, fine, in lightly used dust jacket. Signed by Ellison on the title page. Ellison's second book, first collection of essays.
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Shadow & Act [SIGNED]

by Ellison, Ralph

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Basement Books
Published
1964
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Near Fine
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1st Edition 1st Printing
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$495.00

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New York: Random House, 1964. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First Edition, First Printing stated. Hard cover 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall in stamped teal green cloth w/gold spine titles, bright yellow topstain. Near Fine book in Very Good unclipped first state ($5.95) DJ w/ 1/8"… Read more
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Shadow and Act

by Ellison, Ralph

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Black Dog Books
Published
1964
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Very Good
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First Edition
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$485.00

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New York: Random House, 1964. Book. Very Good. Spiral Bound. First Edition. Uncorrected proof on long galley sheets blue wraps. Missing the front label, so lower front cover has some splashes of dried glue. A fragile and scrace state of Ellison's second book, a collection of essays from the author of 'The Invisible Man'. Overall a very good copy with… Read more
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Shadow & Act.

by Ellison, Ralph.

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Waverley Books
Published
1964
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Fine in Fine dust jacket
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First Edition; First Printing
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$375.00

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RANDOM HOUSE. NY 1964. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1964. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. REVIEW COPY. (Slip & glossy photo of the author laid-in) Fine in fine dust jacket. .
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SHADOW & ACT

by Ralph Ellison

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Rare Book Cellar
Published
1967
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First Edition; First Printing
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$375.00

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New York: Secker & Warburg. 1967. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Very Good+ dust jacket. Minor wear to jacket edges. The less common first U. K. Edition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .
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Shadow and Act

by ELLISON, Ralph

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Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA
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1964
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Fine
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New York: Random House, 1964. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. Small spots on the top edge else fine in fine dustwrapper with a few tiny spots on the rear panel. Advance Review Copy with slip and photo of the author laid in. The second book by the author of *Invisible Man*; this is a collection of essays written over… Read more
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SHADOW AND ACT

by Ralph Ellison

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Rare Book Cellar
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1964
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First Edition; First Printing
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New York: Random House. 1964. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+ in a Very Good+ price-clipped dust jacket. Staining to front board's lower-right corner. Edge wear. First Printing stated. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .
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Shadow and Act

by ELLISON, Ralph

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Lorne Bair Rare Books
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1964
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First Edition
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$250.00

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New York: Random House, 1964. First Edition. Hardcover. Ellison's second book, a collection of essays "concerned with three general themes: with literature and folklore, with Negro musical expression--especially jazz and the blues--and with the complex relationship between the Negro American sub-culture and the North American culture as a whole." An especially attractive copy of a book typically found… Read more
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Shadow and Act

by Ellison, Ralph

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J. Mercurio Books, Maps, & Prints
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1964
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Fine
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1st Edition
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$195.00

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Random House. DJ in archival cover. Stated first printing. . Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1964.
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Shadow and Act.

by ELLISON, Ralph.

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Jeffrey H. Marks Rare Books
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[1964].
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With a small embossed ownership stamp at the upper corner of the title page. Otherwise better than very good. The jacket is br
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First edition.
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New York:: Random House,, [1964].. First edition.. original cloth in dust jacket.. With a small embossed ownership stamp at the upper corner of the title page. Otherwise better than very good. The jacket is bright and unchipped. A 2" closed tear to the top of the front panel has been neatly closed with tape on the… Read more
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Shadow and Act -

by Ralph Ellison -

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Infospec
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1964
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Good
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Random House Publishing-, 1964. 1st Edition. Hardcover dj/pub. 1964/Gd. condition(ex-lib)/316 pages - Literature, Folklore and Negro musical expression. (TK5410z). Hard Cover. Good.
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SHADOW & ACT.

by Ellison, Ralph.

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Waverley Books
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1964
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Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
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First Edition; First Printing
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$150.00

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RANDOM HOUSE. NY 1964. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1964. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Near fine in a close to fine dj. (Strip of offsetting to front pastedown & endpaper. Tiny chip at base of front endpaper. A few nicks in dj. Strip of toning along upper edge of dj.) .
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Shadow and Act

by Ellison, Ralph

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Fine
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Random House. Hardcover. B0006BM4YI 1964 Random House hard cover - 1st edition 1st printng - a fine clean like new collectible now in mylar cover - in unbelievable shape - a beauty - enjoy . Fine.
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Shadow and Act.

by ELLISON, Ralph.

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Robert Wright Books
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London: Secker & Warburg, (1967). First English edition. Octavo, black boards, pp. [xxiii], 317. A collection of essays by the author of "Invisible Man". Laid in is the author's signature on his printed letterhead. Page edges tanned else near fine in a very good plus dust jacket showing some wear to head of spine and the corner tips; letterhead has… Read more
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Shadow and Act

by Ralph Ellison

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Books Express
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1995-05-09
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New
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9780679760009
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1995-05-09. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
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Shadow & Act

by Ellison, Ralph

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The Old Mill Bookshop
Published
1964
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Green cloth. Fine copy in slightly faded dust jacket
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First Edition
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$100.00

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New York: Random House, 1964. First Edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Green cloth. Fine copy in slightly faded dust jacket. First Edition. 1 vols. 8vo.
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Shadow and Act

by Ellison, Ralph

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Arundel Books of Seattle
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1964
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Very Good
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First Edition
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$95.00

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New York: Random House, 1964. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good -. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. xxii, [2], 317, [2] pages. Second book by the famed author of "Invisible Man"; contains 22 essays, written between 1945 and 1964. Porter #957. A very good copy in very good- dust jacket with slight rubbing and browning, minor… Read more
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SHADOW & ACT

by Ellison, Ralph

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Bookfever.com, IOBA
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1964.
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Very good in a very good dj (endpapers have been replaced rather clumsily, but otherwise book is very tight and clean - green cl
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New York:: Random House,, 1964.. Very good in a very good dj (endpapers have been replaced rather clumsily, but otherwise book is very tight and clean - green cloth is bright and unfaded, dj has a chip missing from the top of the spine, affecting Ellison's name, but is otherwise in very good condition. . First printing. Second… Read more
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Shadow & Act

by Ellison, Ralph

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Old New York Book Shop
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1964
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Fine
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First Edition
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$90.00

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New York: Random House, 1964. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Octavo. 317pp A very good to fine copy in like dj. Advance review copy with review slip laid in.
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Shadow and Act

by Ellison, Ralph

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Gallagher Books, ABAA, ILAB
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1964.
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First Edition
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$85.20

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New York:: Random House,, 1964.. First Edition. Hardcover. Hardback octavo in green cloth. 317 pages. Collection of essays by the author of 'The Invisible Man'. Very thoughtful, covering music and social questions. Very light wear to covers; inside bright and soundly bound. The jacket has a tiny edge chip at bottom front panel, and the rear panel shows very… Read more
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Shadow and Act

by Ellison, Ralph

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Bibliodisia Books
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NY: Random House, 1964 Fine/Very good in Mylar cover. Out of print. First edition. Binding is Cloth Bds..
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Shadow and Act

by Ellison, Ralph

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Le Bookiniste, ABAA-ILAB-IOBA
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1964
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First Edition, First Printing
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New York: Random House, 1964. First Edition, First Printing. A collection of essays written between 1945 and 1964, focusing on literature and folklore, especially the African-American experience. 8vo, xxiii, 317, [2] pages. Small tear in cloth near bottom of front board where it meets the spine, a bit of rubbing to front board, some soiling to top edge. The… Read more
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Shadow and Act

by Ellison, Ralph

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Vashon Island Books
Published
1964
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Very Good
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F First Edition Collectible
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New York: Random House. 1964. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. F First Edition Collectible. H Hard Cover. Very Good. xxii, [2], 317, [2] pages. Second book by the famed author of "Invisible Man"; contains 22 essays, written between 1945 and 1964. Porter #957. Book : slight fading at top & bottom of spine. Jacket : slight darkening to… Read more
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SHADOW AND ACT

by ELLISON, Ralph

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Second Life Books Inc
Published
1967
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First English edition
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London: Secker & Warburg, 1967. First English edition. 8vo, pp. xxiii, 317. Paper over boards. Edges little soiled, o/w a VG tight copy in scuffed and little torn dj. A collection of essays.
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Shadow and Act

by Ellison, Ralph

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1964
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Very Good+/ Very Good Dust jacket in mylar
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1st Edition
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New York: Random House. Very Good+/ Very Good Dust jacket in mylar. 1964. 1st Edition.
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Shadow And Act (With Emphasis Marks By Wiliam Goyen)

by Ellison, Ralph

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Arroyo Seco Books
Published
1964
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Near Fine
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1st Edition 1st Printing
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$50.00

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New York: Random House, 1964. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Xxiii, 317 Pp. Turquoise Cloth, Gilt. Stated First Printing. Book Is Near Fine, No Wear, Gilt Brilliant, No Fading To Covers, But Foxing To All Edges Of Page Block Although Pages Entirely Clean. William Goyen's Copy, With His Emphasis Marks In The Essay " The… Read more
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Shadow and Act

by Ellison, Ralph

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Twice Sold Tales
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Fine
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Random House. Hardcover. B0006BM4YI 1964 Random House hard cover - stated First Printing - wear to dust jacket (now in mylar cover) minor staining to page edge - otherwise cover and binding fine contents clean - enjoy . Fine.
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Shadow and Act

by Ellison, Ralph

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Twice Sold Tales
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Very Good
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9780679760009
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Vintage. PAPERBACK. 0679760008 1964 Random House hard cover - stated First Printing - wear to dust jacket (now in mylar cover) minor staining to page edge - otherwise cover and binding fine contents clean - enjoy . Very Good.
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Shadow and Act

by Ellison, Ralph

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The Book House in Dinkytown
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1964-01-01
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Good
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First Edition
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Random House, 1964-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. Random House, 1964. 8vo. xxiii, 317pp. Stated First Printing. Blue-green cloth boards blind-stamped on front, gilt stamped text on spine. Binding is tight, sturdy, and square; text also very good. Liquid staining apparent on bottom edge of dust jacket, back board, and bottom edge of rear end page. Light foxing to… Read more
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Shadow & Act.

by Ellison, Ralph.

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John Michael Lang Fine Books
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1964.
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New York: Random House, 1964. Hardcover 8.5" x 5.5". 317 pp. Teal cloth hardcover with gilt lettering; illustrated dust wrapper. Near fine condition; dust wrapper has slight edgewear else near fine. A compilation of essays by Ralph Ellison on the black American experience -their folklore, music and the relationship between black Americans to American… Read more
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Shadow & Act.

by Ellison, Ralph

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Inanna Rare Books Ltd.
Published
1966
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39.14

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1966. First Signet edition. New York, Signet Books, 1966. 10,5 cm x 18 cm. XX, 302 pages. Original Softcover. Very good condition with some minor signs of external wear. From the library of swiss - american - irish poet Chuck Kruger. Contains among others the following chapters: That Same Pain, That Same Pleasure: An Interview; Twentieth-Century Fiction and… Read more
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Shadow and Act

by Ellison, Ralph

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Wonder Book
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Collectible - Very Good
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Random House. Collectible - Very Good. NY: Random House 1964. Stated 1st printing. Hardcover 8vo 317pgs. Near fine in a near very good dust jacket. Owner's name and date in pencil on front endpaper. Contents clean and binding sound. Jacket has light edgewear. Rear panel is toned and soiled. Price clipped. Laid in is a small 'Mrs Charles… Read more
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Shadow and Act

by ELLISON, Ralph

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Grendel Books, ABAA/ILAB
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1964
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Good in Good dust jacket
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NY:: Random House,. Good in Good dust jacket. 1964. Hardcover. First printing. This copy belonged to James Laughlin: "Laughlin / Norfolk" in ink on front free endpaper. Foxing to edges and endpapers, else good in a good (small stain on front panel, age toning) dust jacket. .
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Shadow and Act

by ELLISON, RALPH

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Hard To Find Books
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secker and warburg london 1967. first UK edition 317pp very good+ (foxing to endpapers and inside boards,sl foxing to half title/title page/last page and edges) in very good d/w (price clipped, rubbing, discoloration to rear and flaps, edges sl worn with sl crimping to front head edge, corners sl rounded) author of 'Invisible Man'
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Shadow & Act.

by Ellison, Ralph

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Wonder Book
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Used - Good
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New York, Signet Books, 1966.. Used - Good. Good condition.
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Shadow and Act

by Ralph Ellison

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Revaluation Books
Published
1995
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New
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9780679760009
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£25.39

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Vintage Books, 1995. Paperback. New. reissue edition. 317 pages. 8.00x5.25x1.00 inches.
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North America, the Land They Live in for the Children Who Live There

by Lucy Sprague Mitchell

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My Book Heaven
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1931
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Macmillan, 1931. First Edition. Illustrated by Kurt Wiese. Near Fine condition.
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Shadow and act

by Ellison, Ralph

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Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB
Published
1967
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London: Secker & Warburg, 1967. xxiii, 317p., first British edition, dj worn, price clipped and chipped on rear panel.
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Shadow & Act

by Ellison, Ralph

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Iron Engine
Published
1964
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First printing
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$20.00

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New York: Random House, 1964. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good/good. Cloth. 317 pages. Dust jacket has some edge tears on the top edge; some general wear; tanning on the back cover edges of jacket.
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Shadow & Act

by Ellison, Ralph

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Klanhorn
Published
1967
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VG++, Wear, Top Edge Foxing
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1st UK Edition
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London: Secker & Warburg, 1967. Collection of essays. Jacket by Bernard Higton. Expanded condition report/scan on request.. 1st UK Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. VG++, Wear, Top Edge Foxing/VG++, PC, Wear, Tears, Flaking.
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Shadow & Act.

by Ellison, Ralph.

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John Michael Lang Fine Books
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1964.
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New York: Random House, 1964. Hardcover 8.5" x 5.5". 317 pp. Teal cloth hardcover with gilt lettering, in dust wrapper. Small stamp along the top edge, else VG+ condition; the jacket has a little edge wear. A compilation of essays by Ralph Ellison on the black American experience; folklore, music and the relationship between… Read more
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Shadow and Act

by Ralph Ellison

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Ergodebooks
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1995-03-14
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Used:Good
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9780679760009
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Vintage, 1995-03-14. Paperback. Used:Good.
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Shadow and Act

by Ellison, Ralph

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allianz
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Good
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9780679760009
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Good. Used book in good condition. Has wear to the cover and pages. Contains some markings such as highlighting and writing. 100% guaranteed. 051720
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Shadow and Act

by Ralph Ellison

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Ergodebooks
Published
1972-01-12
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Used:Good
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9780394717166
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Vintage, 1972-01-12. Paperback. Used:Good.
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THE UNITED STATES AND CUBA Business and Diplomacy, 1917-1960

by SMITH, ROBERT F.

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Gian Luigi Fine Books Inc.
Published
1960
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VG
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FIRST EDITION
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NY: BOOKMAN ASSOCIATES, 1960. FIRST EDITION. HARDCOVER. VG/VG.
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Shadow and act.

by Ellison, Ralph

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Graham Toms Fine & Rare Books
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Very Good
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AU$13.00

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Book. Very Good. Original Cloth. Secker & Warburg, London, 1967. History. Hbk, 317 pp, marginalia on some pp, ink pos on ffep, dj edgeworn w clear plastic jacket, cover slightly edgeworn, very good copy. All of our books are in the shop, and are 'real' books. We try to post the same day as the order. Descriptions are conservative. Postage… Read more
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SHADOW & ACT

by Ellison, Ralph

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Village Bookmarket
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Fair with no dust jacket
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Random House. Fair with no dust jacket. Hardcover. Ex-library with usual stamps, bookplate on front pastedown, remains of due date slip on front end page, and remains of library sticker on spine tail. Wear, rubbing, and a couple of spots of light damp staining to green cloth covers. Foxing on end pages. Spine slant, but binding sound.… Read more
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Shadow and Act

by Ellison, Ralph

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Arbor-Scout
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Very Good
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Mass Market Paperback. Very Good. VG++. Signet. 1st ptg. 1966.
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Shadow & Act

by Ellison, Ralph

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Station North Books
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Paperback
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Very Good
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Paperback. Very Good. Very good color pictorial paperback. No reader, remainder, or ex-library marks. Brief edgewear only. Stated First First edition. Softcover. D printing. The controversial third book from the author of "Less Than Zero." "A paperback original."
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Shadow and Act.

by Ralph Ellison.

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Black Cat Hill Books
Published
1966.
Edition
First Edition Thus [1966]; First Printing, so stated.
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New York, NY New American Library: Signet Books, 1966. Paperback First Edition Thus [1966]; First Printing, so stated. First Edition Thus [1966]; First Printing, so stated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to extremities; mildest rubbing; faint toning and light but pervasive soiling to the wrapper covers;… Read more
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