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Catherine Carmier [Signed Bookplate Laid-in] by  Ernest GAINES - Signed First Edition - 1964 - from Lorne Bair Rare Books (SKU: 52241)

Catherine Carmier [Signed Bookplate Laid-in]

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Catherine Carmier [Signed Bookplate Laid-in]

by GAINES, Ernest

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About This Item

New York: Atheneum, 1964. First Edition. First Printing. Signed Bookplate; Octavo (21cm.); blue cloth spine over green paper covered boards; red topstain; dustjacket by Lawrence Hoffman; 248pp.; light foxing to textblock; a few light spots on lower edge; light rubbing from jacket; former owner's name inside front cover; lightly pulled, holding firm; Very Good+. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $4.50); light wear/soiling to front panel; a few short closed tears along edges; sunning to spine; Very Good.

This is the author's first novel, later he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for his eighth novel, A Lesson Before Dying.


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Catherine Carmier [Signed Bookplate Laid-in]
GAINES, Ernest
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First Edition
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New York
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Modern Fiction; African-Americana;

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About Lorne Bair Rare Books

Lorne Bair Rare Books specializes in books, mansuscripts, and printed ephemera relating to American Social History, with an emphasis on radical and utopian movements of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. We are available in our showroom by appointment, at shows, and on-line through various booksellers' sites or at our website


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The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]
First Edition
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Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
A term used to denote a condition a slight grade better than Good.
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