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South to a Very Old Place by  Albert MURRAY - First Edition - 1971 - from Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA (SKU: 421613)

South to a Very Old Place

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South to a Very Old Place

by MURRAY, Albert

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  • hardcover
  • First
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New York: McGraw-Hill, 1971. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 230pp. Half calf and cloth, with the spine decorated and titled in gilt. Rubbed along the spine, overall sound and very good. The author's own copy in publisher's presentation binding. Alabama-born African-American author's well-regarded book which grew out of his articles on the South for *Harper's Magazine* and developed into a sort of rhythmic stream of consciousness journey interspersed with his visits with southern literary figures, and including a visit to Tuskegee where he reminisces about his student days at the school, where he developed his lifelong friendship with fellow student Ralph Ellison. Mid-century American publishers often made a virtue of sending their author's a "special copy" of their newly published book, usually in a cheaply produced leather binding. This is just such an example. Ex-Albert Murray, his own copy of what is probably his most beloved book.

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Bookseller
Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
421613
Title
South to a Very Old Place
Author
MURRAY, Albert
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity-available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
McGraw-Hill
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1971
Keywords
African-Americana
Bookseller catalogs
African-Americana;

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About Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc., founded in 1985, specializes in first editions of 20th Century American and English fiction. Our inventory of over 75,000 first editions includes: African-American literature & history, Mysteries, Detective Fiction, Drama, Books into Film and Sports books. We routinely issue extensively illustrated color catalogs, available by subscription. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA)and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB). Tom Congalton, founder of Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc., actively promotes the ethics and standards of these professional organizations and served as President of the ABAA from 2000 to 2002.

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spine
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Cloth
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First Edition
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gilt
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