Signed – Soft Voice of the Serpent, The – Gordimer/1st Amer. Ed/1st Print., VG hc in G dj


SIGNED – THE SOFT VOICE OF THE SERPENT And Other Stories by Nadine Gordimer. Simon and Schuster, New York, U.S.A. 1952. Stated First Edition, First Printing. 244pp. 8.25×6.00×1.00. SIGNED in blue fountain pen ink on title page “Nadine Gordimer”. Hardcover is in VERY GOOD COLLECTIBLE condition. Cream color dust wrapper with black lettering and illustration in Good+ condition with several chips to top front cover, head/foot of spine and top rear cover, plus rubbing and mild darkening to rear cover, moderate shelf wear, and $3.50 price intact. Also, center split to spine with two-inch tape repair (see photos).
The first American edition of the 1991 Nobel Laureate’s second book and first to be published outside of her native South Africa. Publisher’s grey-brown finely woven cloth, upper cover stamped – Nadine Gordimer – in gold, spine lettered in gold within dark pink title block with gold serpent device; top edge stained pink, fore-edge uncut, top front/rear cover edges lightly sunned. All interior pages clean and unmarked, signatures and binding tight and straight. Protected in clear Brodart cover.
Scarce, SIGNED, out-of-print VERY GOOD COLLECTIBLE copy.

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