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THE PROPHET. by GIBRAN. KAHLIL - First Edition - 1923 - from Paul Foster Books (SKU: 10400)

THE PROPHET.

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THE PROPHET.

by GIBRAN. KAHLIL

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About This Item

Alfred A. Knopf. New York. 1923. FIRST EDITION. 1st printing. 8vo.(8.3 x 5.7 inches). Illustrated with 12 mono collotype plates by the author. Fine and clean throughout, with many gatherings still unopened. An unread copy. Original black cloth with gilt lettering to the spine and front board, which also has a circular gilt stamped illustration. The boards are clean and fresh and the corners still sharp. The gilt on the spine is dulled but the front board is still bright and fresh. Overall this is a superior copy of this scarce book, rarely found in truly fine condition. Fine internally and very good indeed outside. -- Only 2,000 copies of this first edition were printed.

Synopsis

A prophet has is about to board a ship home after 12 years in exile, when he is stopped by a group of people. His teachings to them, discussing love, marriage, crime, freedom and law among many other aspects of everyday life, form the 26 poetic essays of Gibran's work. The work has been a bestseller since its first publication.

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On Jan 21 2012, asartlover said:
The Prophet is a book that has been around for a long time, but it is still relevant today. The thoughts about marriage and children are so insightful and poetic. It is a pleasure to 'dip into' sections of this book, and gain some understanding of the human condition.

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Bookseller
Paul Foster Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
10400
Title
THE PROPHET.
Author
GIBRAN. KAHLIL
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf. New York. 1923
Date published
1923
Bookseller catalogs
Children's and Illustrated books; Modern First Editions.;

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