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A Long Day in November

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A Long Day in November

by Gaines, Ernest J

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  • fine
  • Hardcover
  • First
Fine/Near Fine
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About This Item

New York: Dial Press, 1971. 137pp, brown cloth boards with titles stamped on spine in gold. Binding is tight, spine is straight, and corners are square. Pages are clean and stiff, as if fresh from the publisher. Black, textured front and rear endpapers. Black and white illustrations by Don Bolognese throughout text. Black dust jacket with titles in white and yellow on spine and jacket front. Illustration by Bolognese on front cover in white, black and yellow. Back cover features another Bolognese illustration, with a circular yellow sun above a black and white field. Jacket is crisp, with slight shelfwear to white portion of back cover. Gaines writes of his personal connection to the place and narrative in an afterword to the book. This highly uncommon title predates Gaines's popular successes with titles like The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, which has been widely taught in high schools, and A Lesson Before Dying, which came to prominence after being added to Oprah's Book Club. After remaining out of print for decades, a paperback reissue of A Long Day in November finally appeared in 2013. . First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Don Bolognese. 8vo.


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The Chatham Bookseller, LLC US (US)
Seller’s Inventory #
A Long Day in November
Gaines, Ernest J
Don Bolognese
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
First Edition
Dial Press
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
Ernest J Gaines, African-American Literature, First Edition, Young Adult Fiction, Illustrated

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The Chatham Bookseller, LLC

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Madison, New Jersey
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About The Chatham Bookseller, LLC

The Chatham Bookseller (member ABAA, ABNJ) began in 1968, and, in 1970, opened a store at its present location in Madison, NJ. The store contains over 10,000 books in over 80 different subjects, and favors good used books and good literature (both hardcover and paperback) over popular books and bestsellers. Our Internet business began in 2001. Our Internet stock is kept on the premises but cannot be viewed as a whole. However, we can show and sell individual titles upon request. Those wishing to examine Internet books should call ahead. Store hours are 9-5:00 (Tues.-Sat.) and 12-5 (Sun.). The business is run by Jesse D. Mann.


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