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Invisible Man.

Invisible Man.

by Ellison, Ralph

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New York: Random House, 1952. First edition of the author's landmark first novel, which went on to win the National Book Award. Octavo, original black and tan cloth. Boldly signed by Ralph Ellison on the title page. Fine in an near fine price-clipped dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. Jacket design by E. McKnight Kauffer. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional example. Ralph Ellison’s first novel is "one of the most important works of the 20th century" (New York Times). It went on to win the National Book Award in 1953. It was named by Modern Library as one of the 100 greatest novels of the twentieth century and to TIME Magazine's 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005, calling it "the quintessential American picaresque of the 20th century." According to The New York Times, President Barack Obama modeled his memoir Dreams from My Father on Ellison's novel.
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Invisible Man.

by Ellison, Ralph

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New York: Random House, 1952. First edition of the author's landmark first novel, which went on to win the National Book Award. Octavo, original black and tan cloth. Boldly signed by the author in the year of publication on the front free endpaper, "Best Wishes Sincerely Ralph Ellison May, 1952." Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by E. McKnight Kauffer. Rare and desirable signed. Ralph Ellison’s first novel is "one of the most important works of the 20th century" (New York Times). It went on to win the National Book Award in 1953. It was named by Modern Library as one of the 100 greatest novels of the twentieth century and to TIME Magazine's 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005, calling it "the quintessential American picaresque of the 20th century." According to The New York Times, President Barack Obama modeled his memoir Dreams from My Father on Ellison's novel.
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Invisible Man

by Ellison, Ralph

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New York: Random House, 1952. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good in Archival Plastic. A wonderful First Edition, First Printing (so stated) of Ralph Ellison's classic work, signed and dated by the author on the title page, "Ralph Ellison, April 4, 1986." In beige and black cloth with white titling, the book is in near fine condition with a slight lift to the beige cloth on the spine and slight loss of lettering, light spotting on the black topstain and age toning to the pages. But still a solid near fine first with "A.B." on the bottom of the copyright page as required. The very good dustjacket is complete with the original price ($3.50) and the colorful panels as well as the cream panels are bright. There is wear and splitting at the folds and minor loss at the spine ends. Also there is a quarter-size abrasion on the back panel and other minor wear on the dustjacket designed by E. McKnight Kauffer, but still very good. This important book is housed in a beautiful custom… Read More
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INVISIBLE MAN

INVISIBLE MAN

by ELLISON, RALPH

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NEW YORK NY: RANDOM HOUSE. NEAR FINE IN A VERY GOOD+ D.J.. PUB 1952. FIRST EDITION. HARDCOVER. FIRST WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD / A TWENTIETH CENTURY HIGHSPOT AND A CLASSIC OF AMERICAN LITERATURE . OTHER THAN MODEST PERISHING OF THE SPINE TITLES THE BOOK IS FINE WITHOUT ANY MARKS TO THE BINDING OR THE TEXT. D.J. IS VERY NICE WITH A TRACE OF CORNER AND SPINE-END WEAR, SHALLOW CHIPPING TO THE TOP FORE-EDGE CORNERS, A TRACE OF RUB TO A COUPLE OF SHORT EDGE TEARS, AND IS NOT PRICE-CLIPPED. A BEAUTIFUL CLEAN, BRIGHT, UNFADED COPY. .
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Invisible Man

Invisible Man

by ELLISON, Ralph

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New York: Random House, 1952. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition. A bit of the usual light rubbing on the white spine lettering, one corner a tiny bit bumped else near fine in near fine dust jacket with small tears and tiny nicks at the spine ends, and much less than the usual rubbing to the predominantly black panels. Winner of the National Book Award, and also a *Burgess 99* title. A nice copy of this classic novel.
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Invisible Man.

Invisible Man.

by Ellison, Ralph

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New York: Random House, 1952. First edition of the author's landmark first novel, which went on to win the National Book Award. Octavo, original black and tan cloth. Fine in an near fine price-clipped dust jacket with light rubbing. Jacket design by E. McKnight Kauffer. A nice example. Ralph Ellison’s first novel is "one of the most important works of the 20th century" (New York Times). It went on to win the National Book Award in 1953. It was named by Modern Library as one of the 100 greatest novels of the twentieth century and to TIME Magazine's 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005, calling it "the quintessential American picaresque of the 20th century." According to The New York Times, President Barack Obama modeled his memoir Dreams from My Father on Ellison's novel.
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Invisible Man

by Ellison, Ralph

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Random House, 1952. first. hardcover. near fine/very good. First printing, as stated on copyright page, in first printing dust jacket. Book near fine, letter print on spine faded, very slight discoloration to front and rear papers. Dust jacket very good, price-clipped, some rubbing, chipping and wear.
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Invisible Man

by Ralph Ellison

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A signed, first editon/first printing of Ellison's most important work, with the iconic dust jacket design of E. Mcknight-Kauffer. Dust jacket is good, unclipped with some chipping and loss, now protected in archival mylar. Front and rear boards beneath jacket show some light foxing/water staining, priced accordingly. Interior is clean and binding is tight. A scarce first printing, made even more so by Ellison's signature. Presents very nicely with dust jacket.
Ellison's only novel published during his lifetime, Invisible Man touches on the social, philosophical, and political experiences of African-Americans in the early 20th century, notable for its use of absurdism and Black existentialism. It won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction in 1953.
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Invisible Man

by Ellison, Ralph

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Random House, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Scarce first edition, first issue of this cornerstone of 20th-century American literature. Very good book in Very good jacket. First issue jacket, with back panel featuring portrait by Gordon Parks. Jacket complete with $3.50 price on flap (jacket has some nicks, tears, creases, and wear to edges; bottom edge of jacket flaps, foot of front pastedown, foot of rear pastedown and endpaper have some dampstaining, with faint unobtrusive traces to cloth at foot as well). One of the central literary documents of the Afro-American experience, Ellison's first book won the National Book Award for 'tracing the life of a young negro trying to find himself as an individual as well as in relation to his race and society' (Oxford Companion to American Literature).
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INVISIBLE MAN

by Ellison, Ralph

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New York: Random House, (1952). First edition. His National Award-winning first book. Ranked 19th on the Modern Library list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century and one of Time Magazine's 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005. Anthony Burgess called it "a masterpiece." Crisp and near fine with just a faint shadow from item previously laid in at rear; in about very good price-clipped dust jacket free from chips and tears but with rubbed and flattened creasing to spine ends, corners and along lower edge rear panel.
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Invisible Man

by Ellison, Ralph

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E-260: Random House. Very Good in Fair dust jacket. 1952. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Hardcover. 8vo. Random House, New York. 1952. 439 pgs. Signed and inscribed by Ralph Ellison to literary critic Robert Langham on the titile page. First Edition/Fourth Printing. DJ has shelf-wear present (edges of the DJ is chipped and worn with a removed spine label present, missing the rear flap, front flap detached and trimmed down) Bound in cloth boards with titles present to the spine. Boards have light shelf-wear present to the extremities Text is free of marks. Binding tight and solid. We rely, in this world, on the visual aspects of humanity as a means of learning who we are. This, Ralph Ellison argues convincingly, is a dangerous habit. A classic from the moment it first appeared in 1952, Invisible Man chronicles the travels of its narrator, a young, nameless black man, as he moves through the hellish levels of American intolerance and cultural blindness. Searching for a context in… Read More
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Invisible Man

by Ellison, Ralph

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The First UK printing published by Victor Gollancz in 1953. The BOOK is in near Fine condition with light pushing at the spine tips. The gilt titling remains bright. One or two very tiny spots to the text-block. Internally clean and appears unread. The fragile WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ or better condition. Mild edge wear at the spine tips with a little toning to the spine but far less than usually encountered. A 3 cm. closed tear to the lower front spine fold. Some light age related markings but the wrapper is in exceptional condition for its age. The wrapper is protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. The author's scarce first novel and very scarce with such attributes. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.
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Invisible Man

by Ralph Ellison

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London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1953. First U. K. Edition. Very Good/Very Good. First U.K. edition in original, unclipped (15/- net), jacket in protective sheet. Weakening at front turn in corners and spotting to covers, remains brightly yellow. Red cloth over boards with gilded lettering on the spine. Slight lean, scuff to front, some dulling to gilding. Top edge and long edge with some spotting. In frequent marginal toning inside, otherwise clean and clear with no inscritptions, booksplates, or other markings.  Pages: (8) 439     Dimensions: 8 x 5½ x 1.
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INVISIBLE MAN SIGNED Franklin Library

INVISIBLE MAN SIGNED Franklin Library

by Ralph Ellison

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Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1980. 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 author on 2nd FEP. ; First Franklin Library Edition.; Signed by Author .
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Invisible Man

by Ralph Ellison

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Random House, 1952. First Edition . Hardcover. Collectible; VG/Jacket present as described. This is the Author's first book, and a winner of the 1953 National Book Award. This hardcover book is Very Good Plus, being square and tight. The boards and spine have no wear with bold and bright lettering; save the lettering has minor losses as is common in this title. There is very mild (attractive) tone to the upper spine. The pages and endpages are clean, with no markings or folds. The dustjacket is Good, with rubbing and small losses to the points, minor tears and losses to the edges and extremities at the lower spine, a triangular shape chip from the upper spine ending at the "V" in the title, and mild scratches on the rear panel. Having said that the dustjacket is still attractive and now protected in mylar. Original Price of $3.50 is intact. Not ex-lib. No remainder mark. This is a stated First Printing.
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INVISIBLE MAN

by Ellison, Ralph

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New York: Random House, 1952. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Octavo, 439 pages. In Very Good minus condition with a Good plus dust jacket. Spine black with white and yellow lettering. Dust jacket protected in mylar covering, with price uncut: "$3.50." Mild shelfwear. Rubbing and chipping to front and rear covers. Non-archival tape adhered to inside of dust jacket. Age toning to text block, with top edge dyed faded black. Some staining to bottom and fore edge of text block. Minor separation of cloth from spine. Signature of previous owner on front free endpaper. Shelved in Case 2. 1372631. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.
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The Invisible man

by Ralph Ellison

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Used - very good minus in a Good+ dust jacket, dust jacket has chips and tears to the edges and the top half inch of the spine is missi
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New York: Random House, 1952. First Printing. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. very good minus in a Good+ dust jacket, dust jacket has chips and tears to the edges and the top half inch of the spine is missing. Stated first printing, with review slip laid in. $3.50 unclipped dust jacket. April 14th 1952.
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Invisible Man

Invisible Man

by ELLISON, Ralph

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London: Gollancz, 1953. First British edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First British edition. The first British edition of Ellison's classic work, published a year after the U.S. edition. A near fine, price-clipped book in a very good dust jacket. Bound in the publisher's original red cloth, spine stamped in gilt. Some soiling to the uncoated and iconic Gollancz jacket. Sunning to the spine. Tape reinforcement to the interior spine ends of the jacket. Small Australian bookseller label on front pastedown.
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Invisible Man

by Ralph Ellison

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Condition: Very Good+, Very Good dust jacket. First Edition, fourth printing, price-clipped. Hardcover, cloth covered boards. Negligible bumping and rubbing. Tiny red and black seal on front paste down end paper that reads "A. E. Esch & Co Ltd. Booksellers, Edmonton Alberta" with slight red stain opposite. The iconic dust jacket, designed by Avant Garde artist E. McKnight Kauffer, really pops. A wonderful copy, scarce with dust jacket in this condition. Presents beautifully. More photos, or video, available on request.
Ellison's only novel published during his lifetime, Invisible Man touches on the social, philosophical, and political experiences of African-Americans in the early 20th century, notable for its use of absurdism and Black existentialism. It won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction in 1953.
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INVISIBLE MAN

by RALPH ELLISON

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1st Edition
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FRANKLIN Book. Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. A FINE FIRST EDITION SIGNED LIMITED IN FULL RED LEATHER. SIGNED TWICE AND INSCRIBED WITH PAMPHLET.
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