Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 9997411722. 8vo 8"-9" tall; 340 pages; 1953 Simon Schuster HC/DJ 2nd printing of the 1st US edition, Square, snug and very neat. No marks. Original wraparound illustration dust jacket is bright and clean with no fading or tears. Publication price of $3.95 intact on unclipped front flap. Only mild edge rubbing and a mild surface rub evident at the spine edge of the wraparound ills. Light crimping DJ spine ends and corners nicked a bit. Gordimer's 1st novel. Nice copy NF/VG+
Very Good. Book The first edition of this thought-provoking novel about a white girl growing up in South Africa. Signed by the author to the title page. Arguably a semi-autobiographical work, The Lying Days is a Bildungsroman, charting the growing political awareness of a young white woman, Helen, toward small-town life and South African racial division. Condition: In a red cloth binding with original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, smart, with just some slight shelfwear. Dustwrapper is smart, with just a few marks and light edgewear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, with just the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED with a VERY GOOD INDEEDdustwrapper.
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