Signed First Edition of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man
Book SignedELLISON, Ralph. Invisible Man. First edition, seventh printing of the Invisible Man with laid in quotation signed "Ralph Ellison" that reads "America is woven of many strands; I would recognize them and let it so remain… Our fate is to become one, and yet many- This is not prophecy, but description.” In original dust jacket. New York: Random House, 1952. Octavo, 439 pages, original illustrated gray boards. Original dustjacket is unclipped. Top edge tipped in blue. First edition, 7th printing. Dust jacket has a few tears and some chipping. Bump on lower front corner board. All in all, very clean, good condition copy of Ellison's masterpiece, a writer the New York Times dubbed 'among the gods of America's literary Parnassus.'.
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