19 July, 2015

Song of Solomon

BY Toni Morrison
Book Information1/1/0/US/AF/1977/?  •  220x156x40  •  605  •   Nobel'93  •  NBCCA'77

"Song of Solomon", published in 1977 by Alfred Knopf, is Toni Morrison's third book, and the winner of 1977's National Book Critics Circle Award. This title is also explicitly cited by the Swedish Academy as "an excellent introduction to the work of Toni Morrison".

This is the first edition first printing with first state dust jacket that is unclipped, showing the correct price of $8.95. The book is bound in black clothed board with gilt lettering on spine, a blind title on the front board, and red topstain. The copyright page should state "First Edition".

This book is not particularly rare and a VG copy can be purchased from eBay or Abebooks at $150 and above. This is a VG+ copy with a VG dust jacket due to chippings at the spine ends and a close tear at the top, compensated by a NF book that is tight and clean. 

There are no official signed copy (i.e., publisher issued) for this title but signed first editions are readily available on the market although, as usual, the signature authenticity is always in question. Also, some sellers try to pass off non-collectible book club editions as first edition: book club edition can be identified by a lack of price on the front flap.














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