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ACHEBE, CHINUA

Published by Heinemann, London (1978)

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Item Description: Heinemann, London, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Later printing. Gilt lettered brown cloth in a price clipped dust jacket. Previous owner's name to front endpaper. Rubber stamped "REVIEW COPY-NOT FOR SALE" to front endpaper. Signed by Nobel Prize winning author and dated, Sept. '89. Remnants of old price sticker top right corner of dust jacket, very faint but visible. A very good copy overall. Signed by Author(s). Book. Bookseller Inventory # 000907

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CARVER, Raymond; et. al.) WOODMAN, Allen (editor)

Published by Word Beat Press (1985), (Tallahassee, FL) (1985)

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Item Description: Word Beat Press (1985), (Tallahassee, FL), 1985. Softcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Pictorial wraps. An anthology of 10 stories by Raymond Carver, Barry Hannah, Robin Hemley, Michael Martone, Barbara Milton, Jayne Anne Phillips, Patricia Volk, Joy Williams, Robley Wilson, Jr., and Tobias Wolff. Includes Carver's story "Why Don't You Dance?," basis for the 2010 Will Ferrell film EVERYTHING MUST GO. SIGNED by Carver at his contribution and dated May 1986. Bookseller Inventory # 017451

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Achebe, Chinua

Published by Heinemann Educational Books, London (1966)

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Item Description: Heinemann Educational Books, London, 1966. softcover. Book Condition: Nearly fine copy. Later prt. edition. 8vo, 187 pp., Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, The first volume of the African Writers Series. Bookseller Inventory # 033244

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Achebe, Chinua

Published by William Heinemann Ltd., London (1958)

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Item Description: William Heinemann Ltd., London, 1958. First UK edition. First Impression, one of 2,000 copies printed by the publisher. Octavo; brick red cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 185pp. Signed and dated by Achebe on the title page. Text edges foxed, else Near Fine. Dustjacket nealy price-clipped, gently sunned at spine, with light edgewear and faint foxing on verso; Near Fine. The Nigerian author's highly-regarded first book, and a cornerstone title in the African literary canon. Achebe's novel narrowly escaped being thrown out and forgotten altogether, thanks to a fortunate series of events. The author sent the only copy of his work, a hand-written manuscript, to a typing service in the UK, as he knew a well-typed document would make a more favorable impression on potential publishers. The typing service, having received the manuscript, dismissed it as a joke, and it sat in the office untyped for months. It would have languished there were it not for the efforts of Achebe's boss, Angela Beattie, who showed up at the typing agency on a trip to England and demanded the follow through with their service. The novel was sent the typescript to William Heinemann, who, after seeking the advice of professor Donald Macrae, was heralded it as 'the best first novel since the War.' The novel has since sold more than 8 million copies world-wide, and has never been out print. While copies of the American first will turn up, copies of the Heinemann edition are notably scarce - signed copies especially so - and this is among the best examples we have seen. Bookseller Inventory # 1714

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ACHEBE, CHINUA, Written by (INITIALED BOOKPLATE INCLUDED), Winner of the Booker International Prize 2007; Wrapper Design by C.W. Bacon

Published by London: Heinemann. 1958 RARE TRUE First BRITISH Edition, First Printing, Initialed Bookplate Included (1958)

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Item Description: London: Heinemann. 1958 RARE TRUE First BRITISH Edition, First Printing, Initialed Bookplate Included, 1958. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. VERY RARE FIRST PRINTING. Chinua Achebe born Albert Chinualumogu Achebe (16 November 1930 – 21 March 2013) was a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic. He was best known for his first novel and magnum opus, Things Fall Apart (1958), which is the most widely read book in modern African literature (per Wiki). A MASTERPIECE! RARE ORIGINAL TRUE FIRST BRITISH COPY OF WHAT IS REFERRED TO AS ONE OF THE 20th CENTURY'S MOST IMPORTANT WORKS. Beautiful, Sturdy 1958 DJ/Wrapper with African Motif by C.W. Bacon has light wear on corner tips and spine edge; faint price sticker mark on back. Book is covered in red cloth and has slight fading on spine; moderate spine lean. INITIALED BOOKPLATE LAID-IN ALONG WITH FLYER OF SIGNING EVENT INCLUDED. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 240

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Achebe, Chinua.

Published by McDowell, Obolensky, New York (1959)

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Item Description: McDowell, Obolensky, New York, 1959. First American edition of the author's first and most beloved novel. Fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. "Things Fall Apart may well be Africa's best loved novel. It would be impossible to say how much it influenced African writing. It would be like asking how Shakespeare influenced English writers or Pushkin influenced Russians. Achebe didn't only play the game, he invented it" (Kwame Anthony Appiah). Bookseller Inventory # 3111

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ACHEBE, Chinua

Published by McDowell Obolensky, NY (1959)

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Item Description: McDowell Obolensky, NY, 1959. Hardcover. First Edition. The first American edition of the Nigerian author's first book, concerning the impact of the coming of the white man on village tribal life. Signed by the author. An enormously powerful book, which helped lay the groundwork for future post-colonial African literature and all ethnic literature that eschewed a eurocentric world view. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with modest rubbing and spine fading. A nice copy of a landmark of 20th century world literature. Bookseller Inventory # 029903

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