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Native Son

Wright, Richard

  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
Harper and Brothers publishers, New York, 1940 First Edition, First Printing with the words "First Edition" printed on the copyright page with "A - P" below the First Edition statement. This copy is SIGNED by Richard Wright on a laid in signature. A wonderful copy. This First issue dustjacket is rich in color with slight fading to the spine. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has the printed price present with minor wear to the edges. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION bound in the original publisher's blue cloth. We buy SIGNED Richard Wright First Editions.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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Native Son

Wright, Richard

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1940. First Edition. Fine/Very Good. First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's dark blue cloth with titles blocked in red and off-white. Pages toned, previous owner name to front paste down and foxing to endsheets, still Fine. In a Very Good unclipped first issue dust jacket a bit edge-worn and soiled. An African-American novel set in Chicago and centered around the main character Bigger Thomas, of whom James Baldwin once wrote, "No American Negro exists who does not have his private Bigger Thomas living in his skull.

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Native Son

Wright, Richard

  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
Harper & Brothers, New York, 1940 First Edition, First Printing. This First issue dustjacket is vibrant in color and has the $2.50 printed price present on the front flap. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has minor wear to the spine and edges. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with slight wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A sharp copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with the title page printed in black and red housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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Native Son

Wright, Richard

  • Edition: 1st edition
  • Book condition: Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
Harper & Brothers, NY, 1940. 1st edition. hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Wright received a Guggenheim Fellowship to complete this novel, an immediate best seller and portrayal of Black youth in the US. The publishers (Harpers) issued the book in one dust jacket and turned around, quickly it appears, and issued this stated first edition in the more important cover with a vignette. "Set in Chicago in the 1930s, Wright's powerful novel is an unsparing reflection on the poverty and feelings of hopelessness experienced by people in inner cities across the country and of what it means to be black in America." [Pub. Info] The dust jacket has minor chipping to the top of spine. Illustrated front cover. There is a protective mylar cover. STATED 1ST EDITION. (with, by far, the preferred dust jacket.)

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Native Son

Wright, Richard

  • Edition: First edition
  • Book condition: Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1940. First edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. A Near Fine copy in like dust jacket. Book a trifle cocked, jacket with a small chip missing from the front flap fold and a few small stains on the spine. First issue binding in dark blue cloth, with a date of 1940 on the title page, "First Edition" stated on the copyright page and a publisher's code of "A-P" just below the edition statement. Jacket is first issue priced at $2.50 and without blurbs on the spine. A difficult and important novel, Native Son draws on literary antecedents like Crime & Punishment to explore race and racism in America. Depicting the murder of a white woman by a black man, Wright's novel exposed important questions about enduring and systemic oppression of African Americans "'The day Native Son appeared, American culture was changed forever,' Irving Howe once wrote, and the remark has been quoted many times. What Howe meant was that after Native Son ... Read more

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NATIVE SON

Wright, Richard

  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book condition: VG-
  • Quantity available: 1
New York: The Modern Library, 1940. Short inscription written and signed by author, on dedication page, after copyright page. 394 pages. Grey and white patterned endpapers. Previous owner's name on ffep. Grey cloth with gilt titles on black area on front and spine. Binding has several marks, book is tight; pages clean and white. DJ has black and white on front and spine and the rest is white and brown with several very small nicks along the edges, and one repaired tear. Not price-clipped. VG-/Good+.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. VG-/Good +.

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Native Son

Wright, Richard

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
The correct first edition (dark blue cloth with red and white stamping). 8 vo. Some foxing to pastedowns, else a fine copy in a very good correct fist state dust jacket ($2.50 price on front flap) with some tiny chips and tears, especially at the bottom of the spine.

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NATIVE SON

Wright, Richard

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New York: Harper & Bros., 1940. First edition of his first novel, the story of Bigger Thomas, who murders two women and is condemned to death. A complex novel about the feelings of being powerless, resentful and afraid of the white world. A very good copy in the first-issue dark-blue cloth with a tiny snag on front edge of front board and other minor wear; in very good, first-issue dust jacket, which is a little faded on spine and has a few small chips, some faint damp staining on back cover and old tape backing on spine ends. Still, a presentable copy of this important book by this author. HIS FIRST NOVEL

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Native Son.

WRIGHT, Richard.

  • Edition: First edition; first binding, in the first dust jacket.
  • Book condition: Small owner's embossed name in upper corner of title page; some scattered light foxing in a good to very good jacket with a
  • Quantity available: 1
New York:: Harper & Brothers,, 1940.. First edition; first binding, in the first dust jacket.. original cloth.. Small owner's embossed name in upper corner of title page; some scattered light foxing in a good to very good jacket with a vertical tear from top to bottom on the rear panel which has been neatly mended, and some minor edgewear.. 8vo,.

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NATIVE SON

Richard Wright

  • Edition: First Edition; First Printing
  • Quantity available: 1
New York: Harper & Brothers. 1940. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+ in a Very Good+ jacket. Publisher's code "A-P." Stated First Edition. Later issue jacket supplied. 2.00 price on flap. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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Native Son

Wright , Richard

Harper and Brothers First edition, 1940. Book near fine, except for slight wear at spine ends and corners, slight discoloration on end-papers. slight scratching on back. DJ very good, with small pieces missing at top of spine, corners, and tiny piece missing at top of back, seven pieces of tape along top and bottom of covers and spine, some rubbing and chipping at tail of spine and corners, tiny tear near top of front, slight discoloration on spine, back, and inside DJ, small piece of tape on inside DJ, slight rubbing on front.. F. Hardcover.

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Native Son

Richard Wright

  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book condition: Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1940. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date 1940, first edition, first printing. Second issue. Original gray cloth with black and gold spine panel, top edge stained grey; yellow and light green jacket. First Edition, Second State Binding, second issue jacket. The book that helped Wright to be considered not only the leading black author in the United States but also a major heir of the Naturalist tradition. States "first edition" and with code "A-P" on copyright page. Second state binding. Second issue jacket with New York Post review on spine, $2.50 price intact. Some soiling to cloth with minor chips and tears to edges; light rubbing to bottom edge of boards; early ownership inscription on front free endpaper; near fine volume in very good jacket.

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Native Son

Wright, Richard; Fisher, Dorothy Canfield

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
Harper & Brothers, 1940. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fine. First edition, first state (navy blue cloth, not grey). Includes new facsimile dust jacket. Minor wear to corners, front free endpaper removed, rear endpaper just beginning to split along hinge, but binding holding tightly. 1940 Hard Cover. xi, [1], 359, [1] pp. 8vo. Introduction by Dorothy Canfield Fisher. "Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was for murder and rape. Native Son tells the story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief moment of panic. Set in Chicago in the 1930s, Wright's powerful novel is an unsparing reflection on the poverty and feelings of hopelessness experienced by people in inner cities across the country and of what it means to be black in America.

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Native Son

Wright, Richard

  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Quantity available: 1
1st Edition. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. 1940 very rare original stated first edition blue cloth hardcover(TRUE FIRST EDITION) & original even more rare very good UNCLIPPED jacket protected in Mylar jacket- ONE OF A KIND COLLECTIBLE HITS

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Native Son

Richard Wright

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1940. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 1940 Harper & Brothers Stated First Edition ( A-P) in VG+ condition (mixed state) with a NEW facsimile DJ and house in a lovely slipcase also NEW! A true first with dark blue woven boards and a pale blue rectangle with red lettering. There is very minor bumps at the corners and wear at the spine ends. The end pages and inside boards have a bit of browning but the text is very clean and tight. A CLASSIC with a great true First in a beautiful casing!.

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Native Son

Wright, Richard

  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
NY: Harper, 1940, 1940 Published in New York by Harper & Brothers in 1940. First Edition is stated on copyright page. Book near fine except for slight wearing on spine ends and corners, fading and discoloration (spotting) on paste downs, free end pages, and randomly throughout inside pages. DJ (facsimile) fine. DJ price reads "2.50.". 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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Native Son

Wright, Richard

  • Edition: First Edition ~1st Printing
  • Quantity available: 1
New York: Harper & Bros, 1940. First Edition ~1st Printing. Hardcover. very good in professional facsimile dust jacket, in fresh mylar cover; gentle rubbing/bumping to board edges, minor abrasions to topstain, mild rubbing to title on cloth spine else a tight square unmarked copy in mint facsimile jacket; stated first edition with A-P

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Native Son

Richard Wright

  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book condition: Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
New York: Harper and Brothers Publishing, 1940. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Wright's classic story of life in the "most segregated city in America" Chicago, in the early 20th century. Book has gray cover and in very good + condition, except for the black and gold printing on spine only which is rubbed and missing 3 letters, spine ends are bumped, but corners are straight and pointed. Book had a label , possibly an ex-libris or library label removed from front paste-down, else VG+. jacket is in VG condition and is price clipped.Spine ends and rear fold are chipped. Saying all that it is a quite nice collectible. First edition with A-P under First edition.

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NATIVE SON Easton Press

Wright, Richard

  • Edition: First Edition; First Printing
  • Quantity available: 1
Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 1998. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine.; Great Books of the 20th Century; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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NATIVE SON Easton Press

Richard Wright

  • Edition: First Edition; First Printing
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Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 1998. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+, Leather Bound. Book accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints to ensure the highest quality binding. Scuff to front panel. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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