CREATION: A NOVEL - Pristine/Shrinkwrapped Copy of The Limited Slipcased Edition: Numbered And Signed by Gore Vidal

Vidal, Gore

Published by New York City, NY: Random House, 1981
ISBN 10: 0394500156 / ISBN 13: 9780394500157
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1st Printing. Signed. 510 pages. Published in 1981. The author's seventeenth novel. One of Gore Vidal's finest achievements. Limited Slipcased Edition of 500 numbered and signed copies. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. The Limited Edition has the same ISBN as the regular trade edition, and is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by Random House: Regular-sized volume format. Brown cloth boards with the author's name embossed on the cover and gilt titles embossed on the spine, as issued. Text by Gore Vidal. Matching brown hard board slipcase. In publisher's original shrinkwrap. Without DJ, as issued. Presents, in its most collectible format, Gore Vidal's "Creation". His single most ambitious exploration of the historical novel. Unlike his multi-novel cycle on American history and politics, which is comparatively much closer to home and our time, "Creation" harks back to the Fifth Century BC, "perhaps the most spectacular period in the history of Mankind: The age of the Persian kings Darius and Xerxes, the time of Buddha, Confucius, Herodotus, Anaxagoras, Socrates, Pericles, and of the first explorations of the universe. It makes alive the ancient world in which so many of our modern world's ideas, spiritual, philosophical, political, and scientific, were conceived" (Publisher's blurb). Through vividly drawn characters and events, Vidal encompasses an entire age, and starting with his title, has written a literary account about what it means not just to be creative, innovative, or imaginative ("creativity") but to be a creator, a much greater thing to be. As he liked to point out, it's the difference between "culture" and "civilization". Gore Vidal died on July 31, 2012 at the age of 86, the last of the great American public intellectual/writers of our time. Since we live in the Age of Mediocrity, his novel is a timely and necessary reminder that every age must have an idea of greatness in order to survive and endure. Pundits are retail thinkers, that is, they are not real thinkers. Selected by Anthony Burgess as one of "Ninety-Nine Novels of The 20th Century Since 1939". An absolute "must-have" title for Gore Vidal collectors. This copy is one of the Limited Slipcased Edition, indicated/numbered as such on the Front Limitation Page, and it is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen by Gore Vidal. This title is a great book. This is one of very copies of the Limited Edition still available online, is still in the publisher's original shrinkwrap, and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Recipient of the National Book Award's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009 for "Distinguished Contribution to American Letters". One of the greatest writers of the 20th century. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER GORE VIDAL TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0394500156. Bookseller Inventory # 17531

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Title: CREATION: A NOVEL - Pristine/Shrinkwrapped ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Random House
Publication Date: 1981
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.

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Book Description New York: Random House, (1981.) dj, 1981. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. An epic novel of the 5th century B.C., a time of wonder and exploration, the age of the Persian kings Xerxes and Darius. SIGNED on the half title page. 510 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 49451

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Book Description Random House, NY, 1981. Hardcovers. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. First edition, first prnt. One of an unspecified number of copies signed by Vidal on a tipped-in leaf for Kroch's & Brentano's First Edition Circle. Full cloth with gilt lettering. First Edition Circle bookmark laid-in as issued. Spine topedge cloth lightly pushed; dustjacket with slight shelfwear. Tight, bright copy in Near Fine condition in a Near Fine dustjacket in an archival cover Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 8161

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Book Description Random House Inc, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. This epic historical novel takes place in the fifth century B.C. and follows the adventures of a Persian diplomat who travels the known world--and beyond. SIGNED by the author on a front flyleaf. Stated first edition. A Random House first printing, thus the number line sequence runs "2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3." This is a very clean copy with no writing, marks, underlining, or bookplates. No remainder marks. Not an ex-library copy. Spine is tight and crisp. Corners are square, and the boards are clean, flat, and true with only a hint of wear along the edges. Spine cover is somewhat creased. The pages are a bit browned, and there is a small smudge on the lower textblock edge and some light foxing to the upper textblock edge. Dust jacket is not price-clipped but also has some browning. The front jacket flap is creased, and the upper spine extreme is tattered. There is also a small area of light soiling on the front cover that may be sticker residue. Otherwise the edges are in pretty good shape with minor wear and bumping. This collectible, very good+/very good+, SIGNED first edition/first printing copy is protected with an archival mylar dust jacket cover. Satisfaction guaranteed!. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000564

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