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1 Gaines, Ernest J. A LESSON BEFORE DYING
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. 0679414770 / 9780679414773 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very good: bound upside down, owner's name to endsheet, soiling and few stains to covers; in gray cloth shelfback over black boards; in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
"This majestic, moving, novel is an instant classic, a book that will be read, discussed and taught beyond the rest of our lives."--Chicago Tribune. Filmed in 1999 with Don Cheadle and Cicely Tyson. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 Gaines, Ernest J. CATHERINE CARMIER
New York: Atheneum, 1964. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Upper front hinge starting, as usual, two spots of pale stain to the top edge, a thin band of fading to the upper and lower shelf edge, upper corner tips lightly bumped, else a very good copy; in a shelfworn illustrated dust jacket with short edge tears. 
Somewhat scarce first novel by the author of A LESSON BEFORE DYING and THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MISS JANE PITTMAN. "[Gaines's] best writing is marked by what Ralph Ellison, describing the blues, called near-tragic, near-comic lyricism."--Newsweek. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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