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Jazz. by Toni Morrison - Signed First Edition - 1992. - from Black Cat Hill Books and Biblio.com

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Jazz.

by Toni Morrison

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New York, NY Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. Hardcover First Edition Thus [1992]; but a later printing (no direct statement of to the contrary). Near Fine in Very Good+ DJ: The Book shows a very superficial shelving wear along the bottom edge of the quarter-cloth boards; former owner's name inscribed at the front free endpaper; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. A very nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing the mildest wear and a single remarkable flaw. No longer quite pristine, but remains close to 'As New'. A handsome reading copy. The DJ shows only a tiny chp a the top of the front hinge; else light wear to the extremities and very mild rubbing to the panels; the price has been clipped. NOT a Remainder or Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.7 x 5.95 x 1 inches). 229 pages. Deckle fore-edge. Language: English. Weight: 16 ounces. First Edition Thus [1992]; but a later printing (no direct statement of to the contrary). Hardback with DJ.

In the winter of 1926, when everybody everywhere sees nothing but good things ahead, Joe Trace, middle-aged door-to-door salesman of Cleopatra beauty products, shoots his teenage lover to death. At the funeral, Joe's wife, Violet, attacks the girl's corpse. This passionate, profound story of love and obsession brings us back and forth in time, as a narrative is assembled from the emotions, hopes, fears, and deep realities of black urban life.From the Trade Paperback edition.




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