First Edition of Richard Wright's Le Transfuge; Inscribed by Him
Item Number: 50003
Paris: Gallimard, 1955.
First edition. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. With the rare wrap-around band laid in to the front free endpaper. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page, ” To Jack with all my best wishes Richard Wright Feb. 7, 1956 Paris.” In near fine condition, with the recipient’s name to the front free endpaper.
Other Books by this Author
"Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread": First Edition of Native Son; Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Author Toni Morrison
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1940.
First edition, first issue binding with “A – P” on the copyright page. First issue green and yellow jacket, with price of $2.50 present and no blurbs on the spine. Octavo, original blue cloth, titles to upper board and spine in red and gray. Boldly signed by Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison on the front free endpaper. In 1977, Toni Morisson’s third novel Song of Solomon became the first novel by an African American writer to be chosen as a main selection for the Book of the Month Club since Wright’s Native Son in 1940. Both award-winning authors’ works boldly addressed the issues of racism and race relations prevalent in late 19th to mid-20th century America through powerful and vivid portrayals of the African American experience. Wright is credited for helping to change race relations through his literary work, and Morrison received both the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993 and National Humanities Medal in 2000. Fine in a very good first issue dust jacket which has been laminated. A strong association linking two of the most influential figures in the African American literary canon.
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1945.
Early printing of Wright’s memoir of his early days. Octavo, original cloth. Warmly innscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Lael, You know a lot already- (too much) Sincerely yours Richard Wright.” Very good in a very good dust jacket. With introductory notes by Dorothy Canfield Fisher.
"The adventure is over. Everything gets over, and nothing is ever enough. Except the part you carry with you:" Rare First Edition of From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler; Signed by E.L. Konigsburg
New York: Atheneum, 1967.
First edition of the author’s Newbery Award-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by E.L. Konigsburg on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Rare in this condition and signed.
"Like all Israelis, I yearn for peace. I see the utmost importance in taking all possible steps that will lead to a solution of the conflict with the Palestinians": First Edition of Warrior: An Autobiography; Inscribed by Ariel Sharon
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989.
First edition of Sharon’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Inscribed and dated by Ariel Sharon on the half-title page. Laid in a lecture announcement by Sharon. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin.
New York: Grossman, 1965.
First edition. Octavo, original red cloth. Warmly inscribed by Ralph Nader on the title page. Near fine in a very dust jacket.