"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.
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).
Other Books by this Author
“Love is never any better than the lover": First Edition of Toni Morrison's First Book The Bluest Eye; Signed by her
New York: Holt Rinehart & Winston, 1970.
First edition of Morrison’s first book. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Toni Morrison on the title page. From the library of Lynn Nesbit, who served as Toni Morrison’s literary agent for a number of years. In 1965, Nesbit created the literary department for what later became International Creative Management. Near fine in a near fine first issue dust jacket with the $5.95 price and 1070 on the bottom of front flap, with a single closed tear. Dust jacket design by Herb Lubalin and Jay Tribich. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A superior example with noted provenance.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.
First edition of “one of Morrison’s most haunting works yet” (The New York Times). Octavo, original boards. Signed by Toni Morrison on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994.
First edition of Toni Morrison’s Nobel Lecture. Small octavo, original red cloth. Signed by Toni Morrison on the front free endpaper. In fine condition, issued without a dust jacket.
“Love is or it ain't. Thin love ain't love at all”: First Edition of The Journey to Beloved; Signed by Toni Morrison
New York: Hyperion, 1997.
First edition. Quarto, original illustrated boards. Signed by Toni Morrison on the half title page. In fine condition. Details the making of Beloved, starring Oprah Winfrey. Photographs by Ken Regan.
“For now he knew what Shalimar knew: If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it”: First Edition of Song of Solomon; Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Author Toni Morrison
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977.
First edition of the author’s third book. Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by Toni Morrison on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear. A very nice example.
"I think we shall have fulfilled our mission well if when our time comes to give up active work in the world we can say we never saw a wrong without trying to right it": First Edition of Eleanor Roosevelt's Rare First Book It's Up To The Women
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1933.
First edition of Eleanor Roosevelt’s first book. Octavo, original cloth, tissue guard present opposite the frontispiece portrait of Roosevelt. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few small chips to the spine. A very nice example.
"This life is slow suicide, unless you read": First Edition of The Caine Mutiny; Signed by Herman Wouk
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1951.
First edition of Wouk’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original blue cloth, cartographic endpapers. Boldly signed by Herman Wouk on the title page. Very good in a very good second issue dust jacket with “City Boy” on the rare panel. Jacket painting by John Hull.
First Edition of Inside the Economist's Mind; Signed by Economists Paul Samuelson, Robert Solow, Paul Volcker, Christopher Sims, Thomas Sargent and John Campbell
Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2006.
First edition. Octavo, original illustrated boards. Signed on the title page by Paul Samuelson, Robert Solow, Paul Volcker, Christopher Sims, Thomas Sargent and John Campbell. These economists were interviewed for this volume. In near fine condition, without a dust jacket as issued. Rare and desirable.
New York: United Synagogue Commission on Jewish Education, 1955.
First edition of this early Sendak title. Quarto, original illustrated boards, illustrated throughout. In very good condition with light rubbing.