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Toni Morrison Collection: Signed first editions, review copies, uncorrected proofs
- An extensive Toni Morrison collection; 30 books in total including many signed first editions, review copies, and uncorrected proofs. Song of Solomon. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977. "'You want my life?' Milkman was not shouting now. 'You need it? Here.' Without wiping away the tears, taking a deep breath, or even bending his knees--he leaped. As fleet and bright as a lodestar he wheeled toward Guitar and it did not matter which one of them would give up his ghost in the killing arms of his brother. For now he knew what Shalimar knew: If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it." -Uncorrected proof, signed. In publisher's plain wrappers. -First edition, review copy. Octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. -First edition, signed. Octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. Tar Baby. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. -Uncorrected proof, signed. -First edition, review copy. Octavo, original white cloth, original dust jacket. -First edition, signed. Octavo, original white cloth, original dust jacket. Beloved. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. "Ms. Morrison's versatility and technical and emotional range appear to know no bounds. If there were any doubts about her stature as a pre-eminent American novelist, of her own or any other generation, ''Beloved'' will put them to rest. In three words or less, it's a hair-raiser." - Margaret Atwood -Uncorrected proof, signed. Octavo, original wrappers. Rare. -First edition, review copy. Octavo, original white cloth with spine and front cover stamped in silver, original dust jacket. -First edition, signed. Octavo, original white cloth with spine and front cover stamped in silver, original dust jacket. Jazz. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. "Perhaps [the novel's] incongruity is an intended paradox, but one backs away from examining it closer. Instead one accepts the characters of Jazz as generalized figures moving rhythmically in the narrator's mind.Jazz. You have to feel it." - The New York Times -Uncorrected proof, signed. In publisher's plain wrappers. Rare. -First edition, review copy. Octavo, original dust jacket. -First edition, signed. Octavo, original dust jacket. Playing in the Dark. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1992. "A work that has been inexplicably overlooked by the field of ludic criticism is Toni Morrison's intriguing text Playing in the Dark. Morrison observes that her interests lie in the curious literary construction of 'America' and how the black presence has been ever present though rarely acknowledged. She is interested 'in the way black people ignite critical moments of discovery or change the emphasis in literature not written by them." - James H. Evans and David Jensen, Playing -First edition, signed, review copy. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket. The Nobel Lecture in Literature 1993. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. "She delves into the language itself, a language she wants to liberate from the fetters of race. And she addresses us with the luster of poetry." - The Nobel Committee of the Swedish Academy -First edition, review copy. 12mo, original red cloth, gold-framed label on front cover and gilt lettering on spine. -First edition, signed. 12mo, original red cloth, gold-framed label on front cover and gilt lettering on spine. The Dancing Mind. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. "There is a certain kind of peace that is not merely the absence of war. It is larger than that. The peace I am thinking of is not at the mercy of history's rule, nor is it a passive surrender to the status quo. The peace I am thinking of is the dance of an open mind when it engages another equally open one." -First edition, review copy. Thin 12mo, original black cloth with gilt lettering, original dust jacket. -First edition, signed. Thin 12mo, original black cloth with gilt lettering, original dust jacket. Paradise. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998. "I wanted to open with somebody's finger on the trigger, to close when it was pulled, an [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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