“Don't ever think I fell for you, or fell over you. I didn't fall in love, I rose in it": First Edition of Jazz; Signed by the Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison




Item Number: 139772

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992.

First edition of the author’s classic sixth novel. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Toni Morrison on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by R.D. Scudellari. An exceptional example.

In the winter of 1926, when everybody everywhere sees nothing but good things ahead, Joe Trace, middle-aged door-to-door salesman of Cleopatra beauty products, shoots his teenage lover to death. At the funeral, Joe’s wife, Violet, attacks the girl’s corpse. It is a passionate, profound story of love and obsession brings us back and forth in time, as a narrative is assembled from the emotions, hopes, fears, and deep realities of black urban life.

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