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Invisible Man (First Edition)

Invisible Man (First Edition)

Regular price $850.00 CAD
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Ralph Ellison's only novel published during his lifetime, Invisible Man touches on the social, philosophical, and political experiences of African-Americans in the early 20th century, notable for its use of absurdism and Black existentialism. It won the the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction in 1953. The First Edition is visually striking, with an iconic dust jacket designed by avant-garde artist E. McKnight Kauffer.

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Condition: Very Good+, Very Good dust jacket. First Edition, fourth printing, price-clipped. Hardcover, cloth covered boards. Negligible bumping and rubbing. Tiny red and black seal on front paste down end paper that reads "A. E. Esch & Co Ltd. Booksellers, Edmonton Alberta" with slight red stain opposite. A wonderful copy, scarce with dust jacket in this condition. Presents beautifully. More photos, or video, available on request. For local customers, call or email the bookstore to schedule a viewing.

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