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  • Toni Morrison

    Published by Washington Square Press, New York, 1972

    Seller: Sellers & Newel Second-Hand Books , Toronto, ON, Canada

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    Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. 5th or later Edition. Near fine sixteenth printing signed by Toni Morrison on the title page. Binding square and tight. Pages clean and unmarked. Slight crease to bottom right corner. Minor wear to edges. Overall a lovely copy signed by Morrison. Signed by Author(s).

  • Morrison, Toni

    Published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970

    ISBN 10: 0030850746 ISBN 13: 9780030850745

    Seller: J. Mercurio Books, Maps, & Prints IOBA, Garrison, NY, U.S.A.

    Association Member: IOBA

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    First Edition Signed

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    Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Third Printing. Signed by the author on the title page. Second issue DJ. Unclipped DJ in archival cover. Signed by Author(s).

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    Morrison, Toni

    Published by Chatto and Windus, London, 1979

    Seller: The First Edition Rare Books, LLC, Cincinnati, OH, U.S.A.

    Association Member: ABAA ILAB IOBA MWABA

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    First Edition Signed

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    Cloth. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: fine. Signed first English edition of The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, in fine condition. (illustrator). First English Edition, First Impression. Octavo, 164pp. Blue cloth, title in gilt on spine. No additional printings listed on copyright page. Solid text block, a fine example. In the publisher's exceptional dust jacket, 4.95 retail price on front flap. Signed by the author in black ink on the title page. A beautiful, scarce example of the author's first published book. The true first edition of the Bluest Eye was published in the United States in 1970 by Holt, Rinehart and Winston. Toni Morrison (1931-2019) was an influential American novelist, essayist, editor, and professor, celebrated for her profound exploration of the African American experience. With a career spanning several decades, Morrison authored acclaimed works such as "Beloved," "Sula," and "Song of Solomon," earning her numerous prestigious awards, including a Pulitzer Prize in 1988 and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. Beyond her literary achievements, Morrison was a trailblazer for African American writers, using her powerful voice to advocate for social justice and illuminate the complexities of race, gender, and identity in American society.

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    toni morrison

    Seller: leaves, Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A.

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    signed second printing, 1971. signed by toni morrison on front free endpaper. comes with very rare photographs of the author from the signing. new york: holt, rinehart, winston. 164 pages. 5.75 x 8.5". hardcover. bound in paper and cloth-covered boards. book condition: mild edge wear and to boards and small white mark on front joint. slight creasing and tearing to head edge of pages 21-30. jacket condition: light toning with tape over tear to head edge of front cover. large closed tears to head and tail edge of rear cover. slight tearing to head edge of front cover and slight chipping to corners. unclipped ($5.95). good+.

  • Morrison, Toni

    Published by Holt Rinehart & Winston, New York, 1970

    Seller: Raptis Rare Books, Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.

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    First edition of Morrison's classic first book. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Toni Morrison on the title page. Near fine in a very good first issue dust jacket with the $5.95 price and 1070 on the bottom of front flap, with some expert restoration. Dust jacket design by Herb Lubalin and Jay Tribich. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell slipcase. Set in Lorain, Ohio, in 1941, The Bluest Eye is something of an ensemble piece. The point of view is passed like a baton from one character to the next, with Morrison's own voice functioning as a kind of gold standard throughout. The focus, though, is on an 11-year-old black girl named Pecola Breedlove, whose entire family has been given a cosmetic cross to bear: You looked at them and wondered why they were so ugly; you looked closely and could not find the source. Then you realized that it came from conviction, their conviction. It was as though some mysterious all-knowing master had given each one a cloak of ugliness to wear, and they had each accepted it without question. And they took the ugliness in their hands, threw it as a mantle over them, and went about the world with it. There are far uglier things in the world than, well, ugliness, and poor Pecola is subjected to most of them. She's spat upon, ridiculed, and ultimately raped and impregnated by her own father. No wonder she yearns to be the very opposite of what she is--yearns, in other words, to be a white child, possessed of the blondest hair and the bluest eye. "Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye is an inquiry into the reasons why beauty gets wasted in this country. The beauty in this case is black. [Miss Morrison's prose is] so precise, so faithful to speech and so charged with pain and wonder that the novel becomes poetry.I have said 'poetry,' but The Bluest Eye is also history, sociology, folklore, nightmare and music" (John Leonard, The New York Times).

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    Morrison, Toni

    Published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1970

    Seller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA, Portland, OR, U.S.A.

    Association Member: ABAA CBA ILAB

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    First Edition Signed

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    Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. First edition stated, first printing. Signed by Toni Morrison and inscribed to a former owner on the front free endpaper. Bound in publisher's original paper boards over blue cloth spine lettered in silver. Near Fine with light toning to contents. In a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket, lightly toned and with some faint streaks of browning as typically seen with this dust jacket, and a small strip of offsetting to the blindside at the spine. A much nicer copy than normally encountered of the author's scarce first novel.