First edition, first printing. The novel, Ellison’s first, won the National Book Award in 1953 and was named one of the 100 Best Novels of the twentieth-century by Time magazine and The Modern Library.
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Octavo. Original black and buff cloth, title to spine white, decoration to spine black. With the dust jacket. Mild rubbing to spine lettering, in the price clipped dust jacket,with chip to top end of spine, shallow chipping to lower spine end, light wear to extremities. A very good copy.