Elbow Room

by McPherson, James Alan

A beautiful collection of short stories that explores modern racial inequity, Elbow Room is alive with warmth and humor. Bold and very real, these twelve stories examine a world we all know but find difficult to define.

Whether a story dashes the bravado of young street toughs or pierces through the self-deception of a failed preacher, challenges the audacity of a killer, or explodes the jealousy of two lovers, James Alan McPherson has created an array of haunting images and memorable characters in an unsurpassed collection of honest, masterful fiction.
 

First Edition Identification and Notes

Little, Brown & Co. published the First US Edition, First Printing in Boston, 1977. 


Other Collectible or Notable Editions

 

The Franklin Library published a First Edition, Limited Edition in 1980. The edition is bound in Red Leather with decorative gilt, raised bands, and silk ribbon. 


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Elbow Room

by James Alan McPherson

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1977
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Fine
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1st Edition
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9780316563284
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Elbow Room

by MCPHERSON, James Alan

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1977
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Very good +
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First Edition
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9780316563284
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Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good +/Very good +. ix, 241 p. 22 cm. Green cloth in mylar-covered dustjacket. Pultizer Prize label on front cover. Front flap price-clipped. Some offsetting to endpapers. Cracked at p. 239. Twelve stories about black Americans that explore relations between blacks and whites in the 1960s and… Read more
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Elbow Room

by McPHERSON, James Alan

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1977
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9780316563284
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Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1977. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. First edition. Gutter cracked before title page with title page coming loose, offsetting on endpapers, small stain on front fly, still a very good copy in a good only dustwrapper with closed tear mid-spine, bottom edges of dustwrapper dampstained and narrow lengthwise tear with loss on bottom edge of… Read more
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Elbow Room

by McPherson, James Alan

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1977
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First edition
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Boston: Little, Brown and Company (1977), 1977. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo. [8], ix, [3], 3-241, [1] pp. Green paper-covered boards quarter bound in pale green paper with gold lettering on the spine. Price of $8.95 on front flap of jacket. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. McPherson was the first African-American writer to win the Pulitzer… Read more
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Elbow Room

by James Alan McPherson

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1977
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First Edition
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Elbow Room: Stories

by McPherson, James Alan

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1977-09-01
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9780316563284
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Elbow Room: Stories

by McPherson, James Alan

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Elbow Room

by McPherson, James Alan

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1987
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Later Printing
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Charles Scribner's Sons, 1987. Like all books in the "Scribner Signature" edition, this has a printed version of the author's signature on the title page, but it is ALSO signed by the author in blue ink, with a warm inscription to a named individual, on the dedication page. Crisp, bright pages with no owners' marks; some fading to the red… Read more
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Elbow Room: Stories (Scribner Signature Edition)

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1987-04-01
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Elbow Room

by McPherson, James Alan

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1977
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Fair
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First Edition
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9780316563284
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Boston: An Atlantic Monthly Press Book. Little, Brown & Co, 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. Fair/fair. Octavo. Hardcover with dust jacket. x, 241 pages. Previous owner's name (Octavia Vivian) on the front paste down. Inscribed by the author to Octavia on the half title page. This copy is in fair condition only. The text is damp stained on the… Read more
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Elbow Room

by McPherson, James Alan

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9780449241356
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Elbow Room

by McPherson, James Alan

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1977
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Good
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Fourth printing
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9780316563284
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Boston: An Atlantic Monthly Press Book. Little, Brown & Co, 1977. Fourth printing. Hardcover. Good/good. Octavo. Hardcover with dust jacket. x, 241 pages. Old store price sticker stuck to the right front flyleaf. Dust jacket is price clipped.
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Elbow Room

by McPherson, James Alan

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1980
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Very Good
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Limited Edition
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Franklin Library, 1980. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. May have limited writing in cover pages. Pages are unmarked. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Limited edition. Minor shelf and handling wear, overall a clean solid copy with minimal signs of use. Genuine leather binding, raised spine bands, gilt page edges, moire fabric endpapers, sewn-in… Read more
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Elbow Room

by McPherson, James Alan

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1980
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Fine
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Limited
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Franklin PA: Franklin Library, 1980 304 pp. Bound in red leather with gilt lettering and decoration. Red moire endleaves, gilt edges all three sides. Silk place-marker.no defects i can see. Limited. Leather. Fine.
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Elbow Room

by Mcpherson, james alan

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red with gold decorations and letters. I see no defects but NF in case I miss something, not signed
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Elbow Room: Stories

by McPherson, James Alan

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1977-09-01
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Dust jacket has some wear and te
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9780316563284
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Elbow Room

by McPherson, James Alan

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Franklin Library. Collectible - Like New. Collectible - Like New. Limited edition. (african american literature, anthology, short stories, press books)
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Elbow Room (Franklin Library Pulitzer Prize Series)

by James Alan McPherson

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January 1980
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Elbow Room

by McPherson, James Alan

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1980-01-01
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Elbow Room

by James Alan McPherson

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1980
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First Edition
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Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1980. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dj. 8vo. pp. 304, red/gilt embossed leather, 4 raised bands, silk ribbon, silk endpapers, AEG. A limited edition of this Pulitzer-Prize-winning collection of short stories. ""A beautiful collection of short stories that explores blacks and whites today, Elbow Room is alive with warmth and humor. Bold and very… Read more
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Elbow Room: Stories (Scribner Signature Edition)

by McPherson, James Alan

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Elbow Room

by McPherson, James Alan

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9780449213575
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Elbow Room

by McPherson, James Alan

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1986
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9780449213575
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Elbow Room

by McPherson, James Alan

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1986
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9780449213575
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Elbow Room

by McPherson, James Alan

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1986
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9780449213575
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Elbow Room

by McPherson, James Alan

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1986
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9780449213575
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Elbow Room: Stories (Scribner Signature Edition)

by McPherson, James Alan

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9780684188225
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Elbow Room : Stories

by James Alan McPherson

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1980
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9780449241356
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Random House Publishing Group, 1980. Mass Market Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. An ex-library book and may have standard… Read more
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Elbow Room : Stories

by James Alan McPherson

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1980
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9780449241356
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Elbow Room

by James Alan McPherson

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1986-10-12
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9780449213575
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Elbow Room

by James Alan McPherson

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August 1980
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9780449241356
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Elbow Room

by James Alan McPherson

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1986-10-12
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9780449213575
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Elbow Room

by McPherson, James Alan

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1986-10-12
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9780449213575
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Elbow Room

by McPherson, James Alan

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1986-10-12
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9780449213575
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Elbow Room: Stories (Scribner Signature Edition)

by James Alan McPherson

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Elbow Room

by James Alan McPherson

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9780449213575
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