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Look Homeward, Angel.

by WOLFE, Thomas

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  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
A near fine copy with bright gilt lettering, in an attractive example of the uncommon jacket. There is some chipping to the top
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About This Item

New York:: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1929.. First edition, first printing, in the first state of the dust jacket, with the Doris Ulmann photograph of Thomas Wolfe on the rear panel.. publisher's cloth in dust jacket, preserved in a custom clamshell box.. A near fine copy with bright gilt lettering, in an attractive example of the uncommon jacket. There is some chipping to the top edge of the rear panel and spine, affecting "O" and "K" in the first word of the title on backstrip. . 8vo,. Preston A 13 A. The author's first novel, inscribed and signed by Thomas Wolfe, March 27, 1930. The recipient's attractive bookplate appears opposite, on the front pastedown.

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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Details

book dealer
Jeffrey H. Marks Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
73767
Title
Look Homeward, Angel.
Author
WOLFE, Thomas
Format/binding
Publisher's cloth in dust jacket, preserved in a custom clamshell box.
Book condition
second hand - A near fine copy with bright gilt lettering, in an attractive example of the uncommon jacket. There is some chipping to the top
Edition
First edition, first printing, in the first state of the dust ja
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Charles Scribner's Sons,
Place of Publication
New York:
Date Published
1929.
Pages
626 pp.
Size
8vo,

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jacket
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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]
chipping
A defect in which small pieces are missing from the edges; fraying or small pieces of paper missing the edge of a paperback, or... [more]
inscribed
When a book is described as being inscribed, it indicates that a short note written by the author or a previous owner has been... [more]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched... [more]
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]
bookplate
Highly sought after by some collectors, a book plate is an inscribed or decorative device that identifies the owner, or former... [more]
first state
used in book collecting to refer to a book from the earliest run of a first edition, generally distinguished by a change in some... [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]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the... [more]
clamshell box
A protective box designed for storing and preserving a bound book or loose sheets. A clamshell box is hinged on one side, with... [more]

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