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Ralph Ellison

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About this Item: 1982. Condition: As New. First Edition. Typed one page titled: 'From "Prologue" to Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison'. Boldly signed by Ralph Ellison at the top of the page. A minute crease to top left corner. Otherwise, in pristine condition. Laid in is a 1982 colour photograph of Ellison with an unnamed woman. From the estate of Kansas historian, scholar and writer Gene DeGruson. A unique item for the Ralph Ellison collector. Offered for sale by Come By Chance Books- a small, family-run bookshop in beautiful Niagara on the Lake. Seller Inventory # 6007

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Ellison, Ralph

Published by Franklin Library (1980)

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About this Item: Franklin Library, 1980. First Edition. INVISIBLE MAN, Franklin Library, 1980, first limited edition, very fine in full leather binding with gold-gilt lettering and decoration, raised spine, all edges gold-gilt, etc. One of an unknown quantity SIGNED by the author. Illustrated by Will Harmuth with a new three page introduction by Ellison written specially for this edition. The authors first book. Seller Inventory # 12079

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Ellison, Ralph

Published by The Franklin Library, Franklin Center, Pennsylvania (1980)

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About this Item: The Franklin Library, Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, 1980. Red Leather, Gilt. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dustjacket, as Issued. Will Harmuth (illustrator). First Edition Thus. 4 Pp. Red Lleate, Gilt, A Edges Gilt. One Of An Unstated Limited Edition Signed By Ellison On The Endpaper. Aeg. With A New (1979) Preface By Ellison, On The Writing Of This Book. As New Except For A 1/4" X 1/16" Faint Dent To The Gilt At The Center Rear Foredge Of The Page Block. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 015672

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Ellison, Ralph

Published by Random House Inc, New York (1982)

ISBN 10: 0394525493 ISBN 13: 9780394525495

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About this Item: Random House Inc, New York, 1982. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition Thus.of Special 30th Anniversary Edition (1982). Edition has an introduction by Ellison. B&W photo of author on rear. $15.95 price present on DJ flap. Previous owner's embossed stamp on ffep. SIGNED and inscribed by Ellison on a title page from 1953 Signet/NAL paperback edition of Invisible Man that has been attached to free fly page: "To Dan M.Sincerely, Ralph Ellison". Signet title page is stained on most of upper portion with small chip on edge (click photo on far left for view of signature page). Also laid-in is original New York Times obituary for Ellison's wife Fanny, who helped edit Invisible Man. National Book Award winning novel. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 018312

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Ellison, Ralph

Published by Franklin Library, 1980 (1980)

ISBN 10: 0394525493 ISBN 13: 9780394525495

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About this Item: Franklin Library, 1980, 1980. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. 8vo, red leather, raised bands, with booklet, fine.SIGNED.(S). Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # F6

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Ralph Ellison

Published by Random House, New York NY (1953)

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About this Item: Random House, New York NY, 1953. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 1953 Random house First Edition stated SECOND Printing of Ellison's classic and only novel. Laid in is a **SIGNED** one page typescript of a paragraph in the book. ( Comes with a COA) In Ellison's distinctive blue ink! and as such a rare signature! A great collectible in VG+/VG condition. The HB is very clean and tight with a dark gray topstain. The DJ is later state with the price of $ $ 5.95 and has the description of Shadow and Act ont he rear. It has minor chips and wear with strong and bright colors. **BONUS** Also receive the 1986 Random House First Ed. of Going to the Territory. It is ex-library and in VG/VG condition. Signed by Author(s). Book. Seller Inventory # 6665

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Ellison, Ralph

Published by Random House, New York (1982)

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About this Item: Random House, New York, 1982. First edition of the 30th Anniversary of the author's classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed and dated by Ralph Ellison on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 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. Seller Inventory # 14070

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ELLISON, RALPH

Published by The Franklin Library (1980)

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From: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB (Toronto, ON, Canada)

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About this Item: The Franklin Library, 1980. Leather. Condition: Fine. Signed Limited Edition. Gilt lettered full leather binding. Gilt edges with silk endpapers and ribbon marker. Limited edition, signed by the author. In the original cardboard box, with booklet. A fine copy. Size: 8vo. Signed. Seller Inventory # 21798

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Invisible Man. Signed, Limited Edition; with Notes: Ellison, Ralph

Ellison, Ralph

Published by The Franklin Library, Franklin Center, PA (1980)

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About this Item: The Franklin Library, Franklin Center, PA, 1980. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Will Harmuth (illustrator). 1st Edition. Fine; As New. Pristine. See scans and description. Signed, limited 1980 Edition. Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1980. Signed, limited edition and First Edition thus. The scarce, original 22-page "Notes From The Editors" is included. Signed by Ralph Ellison - and it is one of the more elegant signatures in Franklin's special limited edition series - in black ink on the third free endpaper, with tissue guard. Illustrations by Will Harmuth, whose moody and dramatic offerings really do reflect the tenor of the novel. Octavo, 454 pp. As New; immaculate, flawless and pristine. See scans. Franklin's lavish leather binding of the Signed, Limited Edition of Ellison's multiple-award-winning 1952 novel. Harmuth's illustrations are original for this edition. Binding is rich red cowhide, decorated and imprinted in gilt; spine panels rib divided, All Edges Gilt, deep red moire endpapers, and a matching satin page-marker ribbon. The gilt is 22 karat, typeface is 11-point Janson, and the paper is 60-pound "1854" Cream. The Franklin Library, doing what they did best. As New; pristine and flawless, and protectively archived since arrival; page-marker has in fact never been moved. With the author's newly-contributed "A Special Message to Subscribers from Ralph Ellison" prefacing the novel. Scarce (particularly with the Notes From the Editors, laid-in) and strikingly handsome. Show this one off on the cocktail table; get a market copy to read. See images. l-frnkln3. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 60890

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Ellison, Ralph

Published by Franklin, Penn (1980)

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About this Item: Franklin, Penn, 1980. Full-Leather. Condition: Fine. First Edition Thus Limited. Fine in red leather, Limited, Signed, Mint in archival protector, includes notes from the editor 22 page softcover. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 003680

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Invisible Man: Prologue To A Novel" in: ELLISON, RALPH

ELLISON, RALPH

Published by Partisan Review, Brooklyn,NY (1952)

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About this Item: Partisan Review, Brooklyn,NY, 1952. Paperback. Condition: Very Good +. First printing. ELLISON, RALPH "Invisible Man: Prologue To A Novel" in Partisan Review volume XIX, number 1: January-February 1952.Brooklyn, Partisan Review. 1952, Volume XIX Number 1 January-Februray. Paper, SIGNED TWICE BY RALPH ELLISON AT THE BEGINNING AND THE END OF THE PROLOGUE. This is the earliest appearance of Ellison's "Invisible Man" as his contributor notes mentions that his first novel "Invisible Man" will be published in the spring. Also included in the issue is one of Dylan Thomas's most famous poems "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" Auden on music and opera, an art chronicle by Clement Greenberg in which he writes about early shows of Barnett Newman And Franz Kline. CONDITION: Original wrappers. Small ink mark to the top edge of the front cover, otherwise vg. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Seller Inventory # 300

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Invisible Man: Ellison, Ralph

Ellison, Ralph

Published by Random House, New York (1952)

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About this Item: Random House, New York, 1952. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing with the words "First Printing" printed on the copyright page. This copy is SIGNED by Ellison on a laid in card. A beautiful dustjacket that is rich in color with light wear to the edges. This original First Printing dustjacket has the printed price present on the front flap. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author in collector's condition. Includes a letter of authenticity for the signature. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # ABE-13124362882

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Invisible Man (Inscribed): Ellison, Ralph

Ellison, Ralph

Published by Random House, New York (1952)

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About this Item: Random House, New York, 1952. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. A potent philosophical examination of the bleakness of American society ******** First edition, first printing book in later jacket(Gordon Parks' photo of Ellison on rear panel, but price of $5.95 vs. $3.50). Book Near Fine with black top staining retained and jacket in Near Fine condition with minor wear around extremities/spine head and tail, tiny nicks here and there but still very pleasing – black dust jackets are notoriously easy to trash so this one is a welcome sight. Housed in custom case. Inscribed by Ellison – “For Fred Goldstein, With thanks for his help and for his patience. Sincerely, Ralph Ellison” A previous bookseller-typed note identifies Goldstein as a Random House editor. He’s an elusive character as we've been unable to find records on this man, despite contact with eminent Ellison scholars and Random House. Ellison did not publish much in his lifetime, so it wouldn't require a large imaginative leap to assume Mr. Goldstein played a role with the publication of Invisible Man. Nonetheless, inscribed first printings are relatively rare and a welcome addition to the shelf. ****** “Ellison’s novel is deeply existential. The nameless protagonist(nameless because of the cultural identity the slaves lost when brought to America) deals endlessly with alienation and anxiety—conditions Ellison links to the harsh realities of being black in America. This protagonist tries to find meaning in religion, romance, and revolutionary movements, but ultimately discovers that no place is safe. Meaning is illusive when forced to live with dehumanization. He finds himself unable to actualize being in a society that fails to see his humanity. Ultimately, he makes the conscious decision to retreat from life and become in actuality what he is culturally: an invisible man.”(Partially Examined Life). Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # ABE-18622257075

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ELLISON, Ralph

Published by Random House, New York (1952)

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About this Item: Random House, New York, 1952. Condition: Very Good. First edition. Modest amount of the usual rubbing on the spine, and a few smudges on the boards, near very good lacking the dustwrapper. The front fly bears a full page Inscription to author and longtime New Yorker editor, Robert Bingham in the year of publication: "For Bob and Janet Bingham - who understood what is valid and not sheer fantasy of these matters and these adventures before I worked up this sweat. Perhaps this is why we were friends almost on sight. Sincerely, Ralph Ellison. Sept. 1952." Bingham has marked a few passages in the book lightly in pencil, including on the first page: ".because people refuse to see me." Winner of the National Book Award, as well as a Burgess 99 title. We have handled a few inscribed copies of this title but this is clearly the nicest inscription that we've seen. Seller Inventory # 411574

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Invisible Man: Ellison, Ralph

Ellison, Ralph

Published by Random House, New York (1952)

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About this Item: Random House, New York, 1952. Cloth. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good in Archival Plastic. First Edition, First Printing. 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 clamshell box. In black cloth with tan inserts and glossy cover inset and spine label designed to match the cover of the book. Overall an important edition of a most important book in a beautiful setting. Seller Inventory # 2687

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Ellison, Ralph

Published by Random House, New York (1952)

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About this Item: Random House, New York, 1952. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Ralph Ellison. A beautiful copy. This ORIGINAL sophisticated dustjacket is rich in color with NO chips or tears. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with slight wear to the edges. A wonderful copy SIGNED by the author housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy SIGNED Ralph Ellison First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # ABE-1479428870347

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Ellison, Ralph

Published by Random House, New York (1952)

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About this Item: Random House, New York, 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 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. Seller Inventory # 57008

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