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click for a larger image of item #26987, The Black Interpreters (Johannesburg), Ravan Press, (1973). Second issue, with passages by Mandlenkosi Langa censored on pages 54 and 60. Subtitled "Notes on African Writing," with one section on fiction and one on poetry. This copy is signed by the Nobel Prize-winning author. The poet was supposedly issued with a banning order in October, 1973 and the passages quoting him had to be deleted or the issues pulped: later reports say it was actually Langa's brother Benjamin who had been banned. Owner signature on verso of front flyleaf; mild handling to covers; about near fine in wrappers. A fairly uncommon book in either issue, and quite scarce signed. [#026987] $265
click for a larger image of item #26742, The Black Interpreters (Johannesburg), Ravan Press, (1973). Second issue, with passages by Mandlenkosi Langa censored on pages 54 and 60. Subtitled "Notes on African Writing," with one section on fiction and one on poetry. This copy is signed by the Nobel Prize-winning author. The poet was supposedly issued with a banning order in October, 1973 and the passages quoting him had to be deleted or the issues pulped: later reports say it was actually Langa's brother Benjamin who had been banned. Handling apparent to rear cover; about near fine in wrappers. A fairly uncommon book in either issue, and quite scarce signed. [#026742] $265
click for a larger image of item #28433, A World of Strangers London, Gollancz, 1958. Her fourth book, second novel. The British edition is the true first edition. Signed by the author. Owner name front flyleaf, else fine in a very good dust jacket with small chips at the corners and crown and a 1-1/2" tear at the upper front spine fold. Overall, an attractive copy. [#028433] $250
London, Cape, (1979). A novel of South Africa, which was originally banned there when it was first published. Inscribed by the author. Fading to top stain, one lower corner tapped; near fine in a near fine, lightly rubbed, spine-faded dust jacket. [#028436] $135
click for a larger image of item #6383, The Soft Voice of the Serpent NY, Simon & Schuster, (1952). First American edition of the South African Nobel Prize winner's first book to be published outside of her native country, a collection of stories. Near fine in a near fine, edge- and spine-tanned dust jacket with light edgewear. [#006383] $115
London, Gollancz, 1960. A collection of stories and a novella. Signed by the author. Owner name and contemporary date front flyleaf, small ding to upper board edge; near fine in a very good, spine-tanned dust jacket with a chip to the spine base, with loss of the publisher's name and part of the logo. [#028434] $70
London, Jonathan Cape, (1980). Advance Uncorrected Proof. Very Good in wrappers. [#702862] $20
NY, Viking, (1980). Uncorrected proof copy. A collection of stories. Mildly spine-sunned; else fine in wrappers. [#000929] $20
NY, Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. Advance Uncorrected Proof. Very Good in wrappers. [#702863] $20
NY, Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. Very Good in Very Good DJ. Ownership bookplate. [#702864] $20
NY, Knopf, 1987. The uncorrected proof copy of the first American edition of this novel by the South African Nobel Prize winner, this being the issue in white wrappers. Fine. [#012300] $20
London, Cape, (1987). A novel set in southern Africa by the Nobel Prize winner. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#013213] $20
NY, Viking, 1960. First American edition. A collection of stories and a novella. Foxing to endpages; near fine in a very good, spine- and edge-faded dust jacket with a few edge tears. [#000925] $20
NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, (1990). Advance Uncorrected Proof. Very Good in wrappers. [#702867] $20
click for a larger image of item #20259, Not for Publication NY, Viking, (1965). The first American edition. Fine in a very good dust jacket with one edge tear, slight edge wear, and a blended stain at mid-spine. [#020259] $20
NY, Viking, (1965). The first American edition. Fine in a near fine, mildly spine-tanned dust jacket. A very nice copy. [#021515] $20
NY, Viking, (1963). One of her least common books in this country--"a novel of love and hate in the shadow of racial conflict." Fine in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket with light rubbing and edgewear, particularly at the spine crown. [#005774] $20
NY, Viking Press, (1984). Advance Uncorrected Proof. Very Good in wrappers. [#702868] $20
NY, Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. Advance Uncorrected Proof. Very Good in wrappers. [#702869] $20
NY, Viking, (1966). A short novel by the Nobel Prize-winning South African author. Owner name to flyleaf and half-title; spot to foredge; near fine in a very good, mildly spine-tanned dust jacket with a few spots. [#023427] $20
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