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NATIVE SON (Signed First Edition) - Wright, Richard - 1940. 
New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1940. First edition. Fine/Very Good. A true first, signed by the author on the front free end paper. A book that is often found in varying states, this one is right. Dark blue cloth boards, red and white stamped title on the front board and spine, stated first edition on the copyright page and the publisher's code "A-P." Book about Fine with minor foxing on the paste-downs, otherwise fresh and unread. In the first issue jacket, priced $2.50, with no blurbs on the spine and the ones on the front panel running under the title. The second issue jacket had blurbs that did not run under the title and the book club jacket, found on the secondary binding with a blue top-stain and gilt titles, was a brownish-grey with an illustration on the front panel. Dust jacket is Very Good with spine a bit faded and chipped, partially obscuring "Harpers" and with an inch-long tear on the front panel. While there is no shortage of signed copies on the market, most are in the book club binding or in later issue jackets. Fine in Very Good dust jacket.
[Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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