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The Bluest Eye

By Morrison, Toni



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, 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 and Winston, (1970). First Edition. Hardcover. Faint darkening to the edges of the boards, slightly more so 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 more so on the first issue dustwrapper which has a brief 5/8" closed t
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: Charles Agvent
$6,250.00

The Bluest Eye

Morrison, Toni

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970 First edition, first printing. Signed by Morrison on the title page. Publisher's gray boards over blue cloth, lettered in silver; in the original white dust jacket designed by Herb Lubalin and Jay Tribich, lettered in blue and gray. Very good, with light soiling and minor bowing to the boards, light spotting to the page edges, former owner's inscription to the front free endpaper, minor pencil marginalia on the preface, otherwise bright and clean pages; unclipped dust jacket, with some light wear and rubbing to the extremities, light toning to the spine and front panel, bright and clean panels. Overall, a tight and very good copy, signed by the author. In The Bluest Eye, the author's first novel, Toni Morrison tells the story of Pecola Breedlove, an eleven year old African-American girl, who, convinced by those around her that she is ugly, longs for "the bluest eye" so as to be considered beautiful. After being raped and impregnated by her father, Pecola loses her prematurely born child and slips into insanity. As the dust jacket cautions: "It's not only a black story, it's a very very dark one." Interestingly, Morrison introduces the novel by summarizing the plot and explaining, "There is really nothing more to say- except why. But since why is difficult to handle, one must take refuge in how." Although it has been censored for its controversial subject matter and graphic scenes, The Bluest Eye was an immediate critical success and won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Literature.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

  • Published: 1970
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: 1st Edition
Sold by: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA
$3,750.00

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. 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 [A novel by-]

MORRISON, Toni

New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970.. Colophon states: "October 1970" and "3456789". 4 unnumbered leaves, 164 pp., 2 blanks. Original hfcloth w. shining blue-lettered beige-coloured spine; sides blue-coloured. Pictorial dustjacket designed by Holly McNEELY-POINDEXTER, author's photograph on the dustjacket's backside by Bert ANDREWS. Design Richard-Gabriel RUMMONDS. The jacket has the number 0977 and $ 6.95 as price on the top flap. NEAR MINT/VG. First Edition(?).

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$957.02

THE BLUEST EYE

MORRISON, Toni (SIGNED). Nobel Laureate in Literature (1993)

London:: Chatto & Windus,, 1979. Near Fine. SIGNED BY TONI MORRISON ON TITLE PAGE without personalization. A Near Fine hardback First British Edition First Printing in a Fine Dust Jacket. 8vo. 164 pp. Striking dust jacket design by Kate Cary

  • Published: 1979
  • Condition: Near Fine
Sold by: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB
$850.00

The Bluest Eye

Morrison, Toni

London: Chatto & Windus. Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. First Edition. Hardcover. A near fine British first edition review copy, with publisher's slip laid in, inscribed by Morrison to ffep. Spine ends/corners faintly softened. The unclipped jacket, in mylar, is in fine condition. A tight square unmarked copy in unclipped jacket. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author .

  • Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: curtis paul books inc.
$699.99

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

THE BLUEST EYE

Morrison, TonI

CHATTO WINDUS A FINE FIRST EDITION IN NEAR FINE PLUS DJ.. FIRST. Hardcover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included. Book.

  • Condition: Near Fine
  • Edition: FIRST
Sold by: VAGABOND BOOKS
$400.00

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
$317.16

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
$277.52

THE BLUEST EYE

Morrison, Toni

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Holt Rinehart & Winston, 1970. Ex-lib: library name stamped on bottom edge and bottom of title page, dj flaps pasted down, remnants of pocket on rear endpaper.. First Edition. Very Good/Very Good. Ex-Library.

  • Published: 1970
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First Edition
  • ISBN: 9780030850745
Sold by: Anne Joseph, Books
$250.00

THE BLUEST EYE

Morrison, Toni

NY: HOLT, RINEHART WINSTON.. 1971. Reprint. Second Printing, June, 1971. In the 'second' state dj. Close to fine in a near fine dj. (Trace of bleed through of slender soiling at bottom edge of spine. Top & bottom edges of cloth mildly sunned) Author's FIRST book. .

  • Published: 1971
  • Edition: Reprint
Sold by: Waverley Books
$250.00

The Bluest Eye (G K Hall Large Print Book Series)

Toni Morrison

G K Hall & Co. Hardcover. New. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. Expedite Shipping Available.

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$225.23