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Song Of Solomon

By Morrison, Toni




Song of Solomon is Nobel-prize winner Toni Morrison's third novel, published in 1977 by Alfred A. Knopf. It tells the story of Macon "Milkman" Dead III, a young African-American living in an unnamed mid-western city in the mid-nineteenth century as he seeks to discover his own identity and relationship to the world he lives in and uncovers his family's history. Winner of the National Book Critics Award, it has faced numerous school bans and challenges since publication. Former U.S. President Barack Obama reportedly listed it as his favorite book.

First edition identification and notes

Originally published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1977, the first edition is black cloth in a pictorial yellow jacket with black and burgundy lettering. It states “First Edition” on the copyright page and has a dust-jacket price of $8.95. The rear jacket flap has a photo of the author.  First U.S. editions typically run between $150-250, with signed copies often available for $300-750.

Other collectible or notable editions

The first UK edition, published a year later by Chatto & Windus, has blue boards and a pictorial grey-blue jacket.


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Song of Solomon.

Morrison, Toni.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. First Edition.. Besides some foxing to teh deckled edges in absolutely FINE condition. Signed and inscribed by Toni Morrison on the endpaper in 1978. Blindstamp of preowner to endpaper and titlepage.. First Edition. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1977. Octavo. 337 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket in protective Mylar. Besides some foxing to teh deckled edges in absolutely FINE condition. Signed and inscribed by Toni Morrison on the endpaper in 1978. Blindstamp of preowner to endpaper and titlepage.

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$1,136.21

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SONG OF SOLOMON

MORRISON, Toni

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. A lovely copy with no fading to the spine of the dustwrapper which is usually found badly faded. Fine in a Fine dustwrapper. SIGNED by the author on the title page.

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$1,062.50

Song of Solomon.

Morrison, Toni

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977. First edition of the author's third and breakthrough book. Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, "Toni Morrison 12/77." Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear and light toning to the spine. A very nice example. "A stunningly beautiful book . . . I would call the book poetry, but that would seem to be denying its considerable power as a story. Whatever name you give it, it's full of magnificent people, each of them complex and multilayered, even the narrowest of them narrow in extravagant ways" (Anne Tyler).

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$975.00

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SONG OF SOLOMON

Morrison, Toni

NY: Knopf, 1977. First edition, first prnt. 8vo. Signed by Morrison on the title page. Spine edge cloth slightly crimped; dustjacket with minor edgewear, mostly at the spine ends and corners, and one short closed tear on the rear panel bottom edge. Near Fine condition in a Very Good+ dustjacket with a Durafold mylar cover. Signed by Author. Hardcover. The image is of the actual book described and not a stock photo.

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$700.00

Song of Solomon

MORRISON, TONI

New York: Knopf, 1977. First Edition. A fine copy in a lightly worn dust jacket. Presentation copy; inscribed by the author to a publisher’s representative, “For David Thompson, Best wishes, Toni Morrison.” The author was the 1993 Nobel Laureate in Literature.

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$650.00

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Song of Solomon.

Morrison, Toni

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977. First edition of the author's third book. Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by Toni Morrison on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear. A very nice example. "A stunningly beautiful book . . . I would call the book poetry, but that would seem to be denying its considerable power as a story. Whatever name you give it, it's full of magnificent people, each of them complex and multilayered, even the narrowest of them narrow in extravagant ways" (Anne Tyler).

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$650.00

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Song of Solomon

Morrison, Toni

London: Chatto & Windus, 1978. Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Blue boards. The spine is stamped in gilt. Octavo. 337pps. A flawless, collector's-quality copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. The text is immaculate; absolutely no reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, is also as new; the original price is intact. A highly presentable copy of the author's third novel, a high-spot of African-American literature. ".In this celebrated novel, Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison created a new way of rendering the contradictory nuances of black life in America. Its earthy poetic language and striking use of folklore and myth established Morrison as a major voice in contemporary fiction. 'Song of Solomon' begins with one of the most arresting scenes in our century's literature: a dreamlike tableau depicting a man poised on a roof, about to fly into the air, while cloth rose petals swirl above the snow-covered ground and, in the astonished crowd below, one woman sings as another enters premature labor. The child born of that labor, Macon (Milkman) Dead, will eventually come to discover, through his complicated progress to maturity, the meaning of the drama that marked his birth. Toni Morrison's novel is at once a romance of self-discovery, a retelling of the black experience in America that uncovers the inalienable poetry of that experience, and a family saga luminous in its depth, imaginative generosity, and universality. It is also a tribute to the ways in which, in the hands of a master, the ancient art of storytelling can be used to make the mysterious and invisible aspects of human life apparent, real, and firm to the touch." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos, comprehensive, can be emailed upon request.. SIGNED by the Author. First U. K. Edition. Hard Cover.

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$550.00

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Song of Solomon

Morrison, Toni

Knopf, 1977 A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. INSCRIBED by Morrison on the front free endpaper. First Edition stated on the copyright page. Original price of $8.95 printed on the front flap of the dust jacket. Slight foxing scattered on the fore-edge and bottom edge of pages of book. A very tiny closed tear on the top of the back panel of the dust jacket; minor minor fading on spine. Comes housed in a custom slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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$500.00

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Song of Solomon

Toni Morrison

Knopf, 1977. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Presentation By Author. 1st Edition. Fine Copy In Like Price clipped Jacket.Unfaded At Spine. First Edition Stated. Rare Presentation Copy. "For Ken Hubner Best Wishes Toni Morrison." Gorgeous Fresh Copy..

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$495.00

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Song of Solomon

Morrison, Toni

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition, first printing. Signed by Toni Morrison on the title page, inscribed to previous owner. Near Fine, with offsetting to end sheets, in a Near Fine dust jacket with fading to the spine panel, light edge wear, offsetting to blank verso and publisher's price intact.

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$425.00

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SONG OF SOLOMON.

Morrison, Toni.

KNOPF. NY 1977. Fine. 1977. First Edition. 0394497848 . Fine in a Nf. dj. (Tiny chip at base of spine on dj. Even smaller chip at base of front cover. Couple of short edge nicks in dj. Spine of dj. mildly discolored. Crease on front dj . flap) THIRD book. .

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$400.00

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SONG OF SOLOMON.

Morrison, Toni.

NY: KNOPF.. Fine. 1977. First Edition. 0394497848 . Fine in a priceclipped, otherwise fine dj. (Only the mildest degree of color fade on spine of dj.) Author's THIRD book. .

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$350.00

Song of Solomon

MORRISON, TONI

London: Chatto & Windus, 1978. Gilt lettered blue cloth in pictorial price clipped dust jacket. Inscribed on the title page "For Greg Many thanks Toni Morrison" With ink ownership name on endpaper. A very nice copy of the Ist UK edition which is preceded by the US first edition.. Inscribed by the Author. 1st UK Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo.

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$350.00

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SONG OF SOLOMON

MORRISON, Toni

NY: Knopf, 1977. Third printing. 8vo, pp. 337. Author's presentation on flyleaf.Small stain on flyleaf. Black cloth. A VG tight copy in somewhat chipped and faded dj.

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$330.00

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SONG OF SOLOMON.

Morrison, Toni.

NY: KNOPF.. Near Fine. 1977. First Edition. Cloth. 0394497848 . Near fine in a priceclipped, otherwise Nf. dj. (No discoloration to the light sensitive spine on the dj. A few short edge nicks in dj. Light hint of foxing at top & fore edges) .

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$300.00

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Song of Solomon

MORRISON, Toni

New York: Knopf, 1977. First. hardcover. fine/fine. 8vo, black cloth, d.w. New York: Knopf,. 1977. First Edition. Fine. The spine of the yellow dust wrapper is entirely unfaded, with the original $8.95 price.

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$250.00

Song of Solomon.

MORRISON, Toni.

Alfred A. Knopf, New York., 1977. First edition. Octavo. pp [x], 337.Fine in fine dustwrapper with just a hint of fading to the spine.

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$238.93

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SONG OF SOLOMON

Morrison, Toni

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Near Fine/Near Fine. Octavo. The third novel by this Nobel Prize winner. This novel won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1977. 377pp. Bound in black cloth, upper board lettered in blind, spine lettering gilt, top edge stained red, neat owner's name on front free endpaper. A near fine copy in near fine unclipped dust jacket with one tiny closed edge tear to front panel. A very nice bright copy.

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$225.00

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Song of Solomon

Morrison, Toni

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977. First Edition. 337, [3] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Black cloth. A fine copy in a illustrated yellow dust jacket faded on spine. First Edition. 337, [3] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Author's Third Novel.

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$200.00

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Song of Solomon (Plume Contemporary Fiction)

Toni Morrison

Rebound by Sagebrush, 1987-09-01. School & Library Binding. Used:Good.

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$194.10