"If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it”: First Edition of Song of Solomon; Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Author Toni Morrison

  • Song of Solomon.

Song of Solomon.

Item Number: 5756

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977.

First edition of the author’s third and breakthrough book. Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “Toni Morrison 12/77.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear and light toning to the spine. A very nice example.

"A stunningly beautiful book . . . I would call the book poetry, but that would seem to be denying its considerable power as a story. Whatever name you give it, it's full of magnificent people, each of them complex and multilayered, even the narrowest of them narrow in extravagant ways" (Anne Tyler).