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The Bluest Eye

By Morrison, Toni


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The Bluest Eye is a 1970 novel by American author Toni Morrison. It is Morrison's first novel, written while Morrison was teaching at Howard University and was raising her two sons on her own. The story is about a year in the life of a young black girl in Lorain, Ohio named Pecola. It takes place against the backdrop of America's Midwest as well as in the years following The Great Depression.

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The Bluest Eye

MORRISON, Toni

New York: Holt Rinehart, 1970. First. hardcover. near fine/near fine. 8vo, cloth backed boards, d.w. (slightly browned). New York: Holt, Rinehart, (1970). First Edition. A near fine copy of her uncommon first book, inscribed, "To.... from Toni 11.13.1971 Thank you for all the poetry, sensibility and common sense. First issue dust wrapper, with $5.95 & 10/70 on front flap.

  • Published: 1970
  • Condition: near fine
  • Edition: First
Sold by: Argosy Book Store
$7,500.00

The Bluest Eye

Morrison, Toni

New York: Holt, Rinehart. (c. 1971). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good. 164p. Original cloth-backed boards. dj. 21cm. Jacket has a corner crease on the front flap, is lightly browned, and has a bit of soiling. Cover cloth lightly faded along top and has minor spotting above the publisher's name toward base of backstrip. INSCRIBED on endpaper by Morrison ("To Charles My good friend who has managed to keep the faith, slay the dragon and tender to the lame and the halt. Toni"). . Her stunning first book. This book was inscribed to *Charles F. Harris, a pioneering African American editor in the white publishing world who was a senior editor at Random House when Morrison came there, initially in the text book division. We suspect that Morrison was referring to herself when she mentions "the lame and the halt" in the inscription. A touching association copy.

  • Published: (c. 1971)
  • Condition: Good
  • Edition: 1st Edition
Sold by: McBlain Books
$6,500.00

The Bluest Eye

MORRISON, Toni

New York: Holt Rinehart, 1970. First. hardcover. near fine/near fine. 8vo, cloth backed boards, d.w. (slightly browned). New York: Holt, Rinehart, (1970). First Edition. A near fine copy of her uncommon first book, inscribed, "To....Sincere Best wishes - Toni Nov. 1. 1972. NYC." First issue dust wrapper, with $5.95 & 10/70 on front flap.

  • Published: 1970
  • Condition: near fine
  • Edition: First
Sold by: Argosy Book Store
$6,500.00

The Bluest Eye

MORRISON, TONI

New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1970. First Edition of the author's first book; review copy, with the review slip and the author’s publicity photo laid in. A fine copy in a dust jacket with very slight browning; a far above average copy.

  • Published: 1970
  • Condition: First Edition of the author's first book; review copy, with the review slip and the author’s publicity photo laid in. A fine c
Sold by: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.
$6,500.00

THE BLUEST EYE

MORRISON, Toni

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1970). First Edition. Hardcover. Faint darkening to the edges of the boards, slightly moreso on the first issue dustwrapper which has a brief 5/8" closed tear at the bottom rear but is complete and strong. Near Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper. Cloth-backed boards. Nobel Prize winner's first book, SIGNED by her on the title page.

  • Published: (1970)
  • Condition: Faint darkening to the edges of the boards, slightly moreso on the first issue dustwrapper which has a brief 5/8" closed te
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: Charles Agvent
$6,250.00

The Bluest Eye

MORRISON, Toni

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970. First edition. hardcover. hardcover. First edition. The author's first novel, a fine copy in the fine first issue dust jacket. Minor toning to the top edges of the jacket and short closed tear at the bottom of the rear panel. Small bump to the upper corner. A lovely copy of this important debut novel by Toni Morrison, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and author of Beloved, Tar Baby and numerous other novels. Signed and inscribed by Morrison on the half-title page: "To Dan Johnson / Best Wishes / Toni Morrison." Signed by the author.

  • Published: 1970
  • Edition: First edition
Sold by: Sawtooth Books
$6,200.00

The Bluest Eye

MORRISON, Toni

New York: Holt Rinehart, 1970. First. hardcover. fine/near fine. d.w. N.Y.: Holt, Rinehart, (1970). First Edition. Near fine copy of the author's first novel, in the first issue dust wrapper.

  • Published: 1970
  • Condition: fine
  • Edition: First
Sold by: Argosy Book Store
$3,500.00

The Bluest Eye

Morrison, Toni

Holt Rinehart Winston, 1970. Blue cloth spine over grey boards, gilt titles. Stated first edition. Very good with splashed coffeestain at bottom foreedge (affecting page edges and endsheet corners), light spotting at top edge. First state DJ also very good with aging, edgewear at head of spine, 1" tear at bottom rear flap fold. Flap price of $5.95, DJ code of 1070. Rare. 164 pp.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Book.

  • Published: 1970
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First Edition
  • ISBN: 9780030850745
Sold by: citynightsbooks
$2,750.00

The Bluest Eye

MORRISON, TONI

New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1970. First Edition of the author's first book. A fine copy in a dust jacket with slight browning; well above average.

  • Published: 1970
  • Condition: First Edition of the author's first book. A fine copy in a dust jacket with slight browning; well above average.
Sold by: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.
$2,750.00

The Bluest Eye

MORRISON, Toni

New York: Holt, Rinehart, Winston, (1970). First Edition. The Nobel Prize-winner's first published novel. This jacket is the variant with "1070" printed at base of front flap (no priority per Ahearn APG). APG 001b. First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); publisher's paper-covered boards backed in blue cloth, title in silver on spine; dustjacket; 164pp. Very slight lean to text block; boards and spine cloth mildly sunned along upper edge, with a few faint spots of foxing to upper edge of text block. Less than Fine, but still a pleasing, tight copy in the original unclipped dustwrapper which has a thin vertical crease to the front flap but is otherwise bright, unrubbed, and nearly free of the usual toning; Near Fine.

  • Published: (1970)
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: Lorne Bair Rare Books
$2,500.00

The Bluest Eye

MORRISON, Toni

New York:: Holt Rinehart & Winston,, [1970]. First edition. publisher's cloth-backed boards in dust jacket. . Ink inscription to verso of rear free endpaper; ink name to front free endpaper; otherwise a very good copy with a little dust-soiling to the cloth. In a bright, unchipped jacket with one tiny closed tear and a small brown stain to the bottom of the spine. 8vo,. Author's first book.

  • Published: [1970]
  • Condition: Ink inscription to verso of rear free endpaper; ink name to front free endpaper; otherwise a very good copy with a little dust-s
  • Edition: First edition
Sold by: Jeffrey H. Marks Rare Books
$1,750.00

The Bluest Eye

Morrison, Toni

New York: Holt. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Second printing (June 1971) of Morrison's first novel, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED by Morrison on the front free endpaper: "To Ann / from / Toni Morrison / Best always". New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971. Octavo, original half-blue cloth, original dust jacket. Owner signature and date at top of front free endpaper. Book near-fine with a little fading to edges, dust jacket very good with light edgewear and line of soiling down front panel.

  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: 2nd Edition
Sold by: The Manhattan Rare Book Company
$975.00

The Bluest Eye

Morrison, Toni

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. First edition, first printing, dustjacket with price of "$5.95" and print date of "1070 " on the front flap. The dustjacket has some slight rubbing, and a few tiny tears and bumps, the front flap has 2 vertical folds but is otherwise in nice condition. The book itself is in very good condition, the foredges have a few foxing marks, but a tight, nice copy. . Very Good. Cloth. First Edition. 1970. 8vo.

  • Published: 1970
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: The Book Trader
$900.00

The Bluest Eye

Morrison, Toni

olt, Rinehart & Winston, New York, 1970. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Hard bound with dust jacket. Stated First edition. Nobel Prize winner's scarce first book. Grey boards with blue cloth spine, stamped in silver. First issue unclipped dust wrapper with $5.95 & 10/70 on front flap. dust jacket has small chips at head of spine, two small closed tears, some darkening at edges, creases to rear turn-in of dust jacket, someone has written a gift inscription on front free endsheet, slight spine slant

Sold by: Brigantine Books
$500.00

THE BLUEST EYE

MORRISON, Toni

London: Chatto & Windus, 1979. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine dustwrapper. First British Edition. Nobel Prize winner's scarce first book, published in America in 1970. This First British Edition is increasingly difficult to locate, especially in this condition. Publisher's price sticker over the printed price on the front flap which is clipped at the lower front corner.

  • Published: 1979
  • Condition: Fine in a Fine dustwrapper
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: Charles Agvent
$437.50

Bluest Eye

MORRISON, Toni

NY:: Holt, Rinehart and Winston,. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1970. Hardcover. The author's first book. Stated first edition. Ex-library copy with typical markings, slight spine slant, else very good in a very good (light corner crease to front flap), minimally marked (four letters inked on at the base of the spine) dust jacket. .

  • Published: 1970
  • Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Sold by: Grendel Books, ABAA/ILAB
$350.00

The Bluest Eye

MORRISON, Toni

Chatto & Windus, London,, 1979. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Near fine in near fine dust jacket, price clipped and repriced by the publisher. First UK Edition, First Impression. The author's first novel.

  • Published: 1979
Sold by: Peter Harrington
$329.24

The Bluest Eye: A Novel

Morrison, Toni

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Henry Holt & Company, 1970. 2nd Printing 1971 Inscribed by the Author to the front free endpaper, "To ____ from Toni Best always" but dated 2. 10. 1974 Not a great copy, the white jacket is shelfworn with numerous teeny chips at the extremities, also soiled or darkened at edges, with 2 creases to the front inside flap. This must be a 1st state dj as it retains the date code 1070 as well as the original price. The book in 1/4 blue cloth & grey paper covered bds. is a bit shelfworn at spine ends & corners & appears well read with a crease to the front fixed endpaper. 8vo 164 pgs Again not a great copy but Never the less an inscibed copy of the Nobelist authors first book. Good in a Good Dj. 8vo 164 pgs . Inscribed By the Author. 2nd Printing Author Inscribed. Hard Cover. Good/Good.

  • Published: 1970
  • Condition: Good
  • Edition: 2nd Printing Author Inscribed
  • ISBN: 9780030850745
Sold by: Last Exit Books
$300.00

The Bluest Eye

Toni Morrison

Holt Rinehart Winston, 1970. Book. Fine. Cloth. Second Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Fine copy in a near fine jacket. 2nd Printing 1971.$5.95 on flap. Fresh Copy. Scarce First Book. Excellent Copy..

  • Published: 1970
  • Condition: Fine
  • Edition: Second Edition
  • ISBN: 9780030850745
Sold by: Jeff Bergman Books ABAA/ILAB
$295.00

The Bluest Eye

Morrison, Toni

Chatto and Windus, London 1979. 1st ed., first printing. 8vo. Her acclaimed debut novel. A fine copy in a near fine unclipped dustwrapper

Sold by: Stephen Poole Fine Books
$288.09