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Look Homeward Angel, a Story of the Buried Life by  Thomas Wolfe - First Edition - 1947 - from Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB (SKU: 022572)

Look Homeward Angel, a Story of the Buried Life

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Look Homeward Angel, a Story of the Buried Life

by Wolfe, Thomas

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1947. First Edition. Large Octavo. First printing of the illustrated edfition, illustrated by Douglas W. Gorsline, bound by Bayntun for Krock's and Bretanos of Chicago in full blue morocco, rasied bands lettered and decorated in gilt with compartments, inner gilt denteels, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled some fading to spine and upper board. A very nice clean copy.

Synopsis

Look Homeward, Angel: A Story of the Buried Life is a 1929 novel by Thomas Wolfe. It is Wolfe's first novel, and is considered a highly autobiographical American Bildungsroman. The character of Eugene Gant is generally believed to be a depiction of Wolfe himself. The novel covers the span of time from Gant's birth to the age of 19. The setting is the fictional town and state of Altamont, Catawba, which is considered to be a not-so-subtle mirror of his hometown, Asheville, North Carolina.

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Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
022572
Title
Look Homeward Angel, a Story of the Buried Life
Author
Wolfe, Thomas
Book condition
second hand
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Charles Scribner's Sons
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1947
Keywords
Bayntun Douglas W. Gorsline Illustrated
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;

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Alcuin Books located in Old Town Scottsdale is a store with 15,000 serious books for the collector or scholar. We have ample parking in front of the store for those who wish to browse our holdings.

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gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [more]
octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing... [more]
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in... [more]
morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also... [more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [more]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a... [more]

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