A novel set in the evangelical Deep South, in which a soldier returns to his home town and begins a private spiritual battle against the religiosity of the community.A novel set in the evangelical Deep South, in which a soldier returns to his home town and begins a private spiritual battle against the religiosity of the community.Read Less
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Book Black cloth, gilt titles, red topstain. Book & DJ near fine but for some light water stains to bottom 1" of pastedowns at spine and reverse of DJ. Flap price of $4.50 intact. 232 pp.
Top edge and fore-edge lightly foxed, half-title page and final leaf of text are browned along inner hinge, else a near fine, bright copy in very good dust jacket; pictorial jacket (designed by Guy Nichols) is lightly tanned on spine, few tiny tears on... O'CONNOR, Flannery. WISE BLOOD [A Novel]. Small octavo, orange cloth, 232 pages. Anthony Burgess 99 title.
Good+ No Dust Jacket. Stated First Edition, 1952 Harcourt, Brace. Flannery O'Connor's first novel. Good+ copy. Binding is tight, sturdy and square. Top of pages slightly stained, rear board shows minor blemishing along with some wear along the top edge. The previous owner signed her name in pencil on the first page; it has been erased but is still faintly visible. Otherwise this is a very good copy of this scarce collector's item! Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Good in Fair jacket. Book Yellow boards are lightly faded, tanned, rubbed, and soiled. Corners and spine are bumped and fraying w/ small tears on the edges. Dust jacket is tanned, rubbed, soiled, chipped, and torn. $3.00 price on flap. Endpapers are tanned and lightly foxing. Interior is tanned but unmarked and clean.
Very Good. B0006AT1GI Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1952. Hard cover, first edition stated on copyright page. Has a touch of light soiling to the cover and page edges, otherwise VG condition in Good dust jacket which has a bit of edge wear and light soiling. The dust jacket price of $3.00 is intact but has been lightly marked through in pencil.
First edition. Boards well-worn, particularly on the spine, thus only good in about very good dustwrapper with small chips on the front and rear panel. The cheap, cardboard construction of the boards seems to ensure that most copies are found well-worn. The author's first book. Burgess 99. See this book in 3D on our site.
Very Good in very good jacket. Octavo. 232 pp. First edition stated of the author's first book. Very good condition in yellow boards. Small prior owner name to the inside front pastedown else a clean well bound copy. Light wear to spine tips and with offsetting to rear board. The price intact dustwrapper is quite bright with vivid red lettering on the spine. The jacket suffers from a 2/3" wide irregular shaped chip at the top edge of the front panel. A good preservationist could improve this matter greatly. Debut novel by one of the most respected of all 20th century Southern writers. A Burgess 99 title (or, as I like to call it, one of the "nifty fifty"). See photos for details.
Fine in very good(+) jacket. 8vo, yellow cloth, d.w. New York: Harcourt Brace, (1952). First Edition. Her first book. A fine copy. The white dust wrapper with the $3.00 price, is slightly toned, with a faint dampstain along the front edge.
Clean, tight book with slight discoloration at foot of spine. Dustjacket has been professionally restored including infill at top and bottom of front panel and spine. More than presentable copy of an increasingly scarce book. Cloth 8vo. 232pp. Author's first book. Stated first printing.
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