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Native Son

by Wright, Richard

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  • fine
  • hardcover
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Used - Fine
Edition
1st Edition
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Hardcover
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Laguna Hills, California
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Harper and Brothers publishers, New York, 1940 First Edition, First Printing with the words "First Edition" printed on the copyright page with "A - P" below the First Edition statement. This copy is SIGNED by Richard Wright on a laid in signature. A wonderful copy. This First issue dustjacket is rich in color with slight fading to the spine. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has the printed price present with minor wear to the edges. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION bound in the original publisher's blue cloth. We buy SIGNED Richard Wright First Editions.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.
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Native Son (Novel & Play)
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Native Son (Novel & Play)

by Richard Wright

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  • near fine
  • hardcover
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  • First
Condition
Used - Near fine
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Neenah, Wisconsin
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New York: Harper and Brothers, 1941. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/very good +. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Copy of Native Son, the novel (1940) and copy of Native Son A Play, the play (1941) are housed together in a custom clamshell box, 1/4" Burgandy leather, flat spine stamped in 22kt gold, boards covered Galen Berry hand marbled paper, trays covered in burgundy buckram and lined tan suede. Native Son book - first issue blue cloth title in red and light blue blocks. 1st issue dust jacket in green and yellow; finger nail sized chip head of spine, chips at extremities, crease front flap, several short closed tears. Signed and dated month/year of publication New York on front free end paper. Native Son play - 2nd issue dust jacket that has the reviews on it. Toning to front paste downs, and half title page, appears to have small water marks on title page with shading from the picture on the adjacent page. 1/4" closed tear rear top panel, 1/2" closed tear top spine and 1" closed tear front panel… Read more
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Native Son

by Wright, Richard

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  • fine
  • First
Condition
Used - Fine
Edition
First Edition
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Portland, Oregon
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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1940. First Edition. Fine/Very Good. First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's dark blue cloth with titles blocked in red and off-white. Pages toned, previous owner name to front paste down and foxing to endsheets, still Fine. In a Very Good unclipped first issue dust jacket a bit edge-worn and soiled. An African-American novel set in Chicago and centered around the main character Bigger Thomas, of whom James Baldwin once wrote, "No American Negro exists who does not have his private Bigger Thomas living in his skull.
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Native Son

by Wright, Richard

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  • fine
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Used - Fine
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Laguna Hills, California
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Harper & Brothers, New York, 1940 First Edition, First Printing. This First issue dustjacket is vibrant in color and has the $2.50 printed price present on the front flap. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has minor wear to the spine and edges. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with slight wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A sharp copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with the title page printed in black and red housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.
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Native Son  [Stated 1st ed]

Native Son [Stated 1st ed]

by Wright, Richard

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  • near fine
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Edition
1st edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Denver, Colorado
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$2,750.00
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Harper & Brothers, NY, 1940. 1st edition. hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Wright received a Guggenheim Fellowship to complete this novel, an immediate best seller and portrayal of Black youth in the US. The publishers (Harpers) issued the book in one dust jacket and turned around, quickly it appears, and issued this stated first edition in the more important cover with a vignette. "Set in Chicago in the 1930s, Wright's powerful novel is an unsparing reflection on the poverty and feelings of hopelessness experienced by people in inner cities across the country and of what it means to be black in America." [Pub. Info] The dust jacket has minor chipping to the top of spine. Illustrated front cover. There is a protective mylar cover. STATED 1ST EDITION. (with, by far, the preferred dust jacket.)
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Native Son

by Wright, Richard

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  • near fine
  • First
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Edition
First edition
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Pasadena, California
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New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1940. First edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. A Near Fine copy in like dust jacket. Book a trifle cocked, jacket with a small chip missing from the front flap fold and a few small stains on the spine. First issue binding in dark blue cloth, with a date of 1940 on the title page, "First Edition" stated on the copyright page and a publisher's code of "A-P" just below the edition statement. Jacket is first issue priced at $2.50 and without blurbs on the spine. A difficult and important novel, Native Son draws on literary antecedents like Crime & Punishment to explore race and racism in America. Depicting the murder of a white woman by a black man, Wright's novel exposed important questions about enduring and systemic oppression of African Americans "'The day Native Son appeared, American culture was changed forever,' Irving Howe once wrote, and the remark has been quoted many times. What Howe meant was that after Native Son it was no longer possible to… Read more
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Native Son

Native Son

by Wright, Richard

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  • very good
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Woodstock, Illinois
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New York: Harper and Brothers, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Very Good in a Good first-issue jacket, unclipped ($2.50), faded at the spine, small chips to the corners and edges, tidemark on the back panel. Blue buckram with white and red ink panels and lettering on the spine and front board, faint discoloration on the back panel matching the jacket wear. Square and firmly bound paper clip indent on the preliminaries through the copyright page, clean otherwise. Wright's novel about Bigger Thomas and his trial for the murder of a wealthy white woman in Chicago, considered one of the best novels of the 20th century.
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Native Son.

Native Son.

by Wright, Richard

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  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
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Palm Beach, Florida
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New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1940. First edition, first issue binding with "A - P" on the copyright page. Octavo, bound in full morocco, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, raised bands, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. In fine condition. An exceptional presentation. Richard Wright's ground-breaking novel Native Son tells the story of 20-year-old Bigger Thomas, an African American living in utter poverty in Chicago's South Side ghetto in the 1930s. "The day Native Son appeared, American culture was changed forever. It made impossible a repetition of the old lies [and] brought out into the open, as no one ever had before, the hatred, fear and violence that have crippled and may yet destroy our culture" (Irving Howe).
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Native Son.

by WRIGHT, Richard.

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  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Used - Small owner's embossed name in upper corner of title page; some scattered light foxing in a good to very good jacket with a
Edition
First edition; first binding, in the first dust jacket.
Binding
Hardcover
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Rochester, New York
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New York:: Harper & Brothers,, 1940.. First edition; first binding, in the first dust jacket.. original cloth.. Small owner's embossed name in upper corner of title page; some scattered light foxing in a good to very good jacket with a vertical tear from top to bottom on the rear panel which has been neatly mended, and some minor edgewear.. 8vo,.
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Native Son. A Play by Paul Green & Richard Wright

by WRIGHT, RICHARD & PAUL GREEN

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  • First
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Used
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Santa Barbara, California
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$650.00
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New York: Harper, 1940. First Edition. Review copy with the publisher’s dated notice laid in. Fine in a very good dust jacket which is chipped at head of spine. The play version of Wright’s landmark novel brought to the New York stage by Orson Welles to great acclaim.
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Native Son

by WRIGHT, Richard

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  • good
  • Hardcover
  • First
Condition
Used - Good
Edition
1st ed 1st imp
Binding
Hardcover
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Oxford, Oxfordshire
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$644.58
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Victor Gollancz, 1940. ~Dustwrapper very scarce. Text browned. Dustwrapper faded & edgeworn with old brown paper repairs to rear & small tears to rear spine edge, but unclipped & protected in removable clear plastic sleeve. Original blue cloth, faded on spine. No ownership marks. Hinges uncracked but slightly slack. ~Robust packaging.. 1st ed 1st imp. Hardback. Good/Good. 459pp. Spine leans forward. Text unmarked.
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Native Son

by Richard Wright

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  • very good
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Elton, Wisconsin
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New York: Harper and Brothers, 1940. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date 1940, first edition, first printing. Original gray cloth with black and gold spine panel, top edge stained grey; yellow and light green jacket. First Edition, second issue jacket. The book that helped Wright to be considered not only the leading black author in the United States but also a major heir of the Naturalist tradition. States "first edition" and with code "A-P" on copyright page. Second state binding. Second issue jacket with New York Post review on spine, $2.50 price intact. Some soiling to cloth with minor chips and tears to edges; light rubbing to bottom edge of boards; early ownership inscription on front free endpaper; near fine volume in very good jacket.
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Native Son

by Wright, Richard

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  • First
Condition
Used - Near fine.
Edition
First
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Beverly Hills, California
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New York: Harpers, 1940. First. hardcover. Near fine.. First edition (stated on the copyright page) in the true first edition binding (blue cloth, labeled in white and red). Near fine. No dust jacket.
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Native Son

by Wright, Richard

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  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Used
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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rochester, New York
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$480.00
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1st Edition. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. 1940 very rare original stated first edition blue cloth hardcover(TRUE FIRST EDITION) & original even more rare very good UNCLIPPED jacket protected in Mylar jacket- ONE OF A KIND COLLECTIBLE HITS
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Native Son

by Wright, Richard; Fisher, Dorothy Canfield

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  • very good
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Webster, New York
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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1940. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fine. First edition in new facsimile jacket. First state binding (navy blue cloth, not grey). A couple light white spots on rear board, pencil name on front endpaper. 1940 Hard Cover. xi, [1], 359, [1] pp. 8vo. Introduction by Dorothy Canfield Fisher. "Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was for murder and rape. Native Son tells the story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief moment of panic. Set in Chicago in the 1930s, Wright's powerful novel is an unsparing reflection on the poverty and feelings of hopelessness experienced by people in inner cities across the country and of what it means to be black in America.
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Native Son

Native Son

by Wright, Richard

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  • fine
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Used - Fine
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Beverly Hills, California
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NY: Harper, 1940, 1940. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included. Published in New York by Harper & Brothers in 1940. First Edition is stated on copyright page. Book near fine except for slight wearing on spine ends and corners, fading and discoloration (spotting) on paste downs, free end pages, and randomly throughout inside pages. DJ (facsimile) fine. DJ price reads "2.50.
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Native Son

by Wright, Richard

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  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Used - Very Good with no dust jacket
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Northridge, California
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$374.99
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NY: Harper & Brothers. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Dark blue cloth (appears black) stamped in red on gray. True first edition with the A-P code. Edges/points lightly rubbed/bumped, front hinge mildly starting, few minor stains. Lacking the DJ. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .
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Native Son

by WRIGHT, RICHARD

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  • fine
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Used - Fine
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very good. 8vo. Stated first edition with A-P on title page. Bound in publisher's grey cloth with gold lettering to the spine. Second issue dust jacket with minor chipping to bottom of spine. A fine copy of this rare book. Wright received a Guggenheim Fellowship to complete his novel, an immediate best seller and portrayal of black youth in the US. Right from the start, Bigger Thomas is headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it is for murder and rape. Native Son tells the story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief moment of panic. Set in Chicago in the 1930s, Wright's powerful novel is an unsparing reflection on the poverty and feelings of hopelessness experienced by people in inner cities across the country and of what it means to be black in America.
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Native Son

by Richard Wright

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  • very good
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Elton, Wisconsin
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$340.00
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New York: Hubbard Brothers, 1940. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date is 1940. xi+359, top edge tinted grey. The book is stated as a first edition with the letters A-P notated under the words "first edition". The binding is on boards covered with dark grey cloth with gold letters on back background on the spine. In very good plus condition with minimal wear and no marks. No jacket.
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Native Son

by Richard Wright

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  • very good
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Seller
Elton, Wisconsin
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$320.00
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USA: Harper Brothers, 1940. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date 1940, first edition, light blue cloth over boards with guilt lettering and design on the spine. Some light wear to the spine area, previous owners name written on the inside front flyleaf. Top page edges gilt . For edge pages are deckled. Dust Jacket one ships out of the spine approximately in the middle small chips to the toe has been price clipped. Now housed in a clear cover. This novel was an immediate best seller, selling 250,000 hardcover copies within three weeks of its publication. As a result of the novel's success, Wright became the first bestselling and the wealthiest black writer of his time, establishing him as a spokesperson for African-American issues and, to many, the "father of Black American literature." In 1941, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People awarded Wright awarded the prestigious Spingarn Medal. Richard Wright's Native… Read more
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