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Two 1st Edition Volumes by Norman Mailer  

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Two Volumes by Norman Mailer

Mailer, Norman

Various places

Various publishers

Various dates


2 volumes. (8vo) cloth backed boards and saddle stitched wrappers. First Editions.

Two Volumes:

  • The Naked and the Dead. 1948. The author's first book; a stunning debut which ranks among the best American war novels ever written. First printing with publisher's circled "R" on the copyright page. First issue jacket designed by Karov without New York Herald Tribune quote (A Burgess 99). (Small tear to top of cover spine; front hinge tender)
  • The White Negro. 1957. A 9,000 word essay on the figuration of the 'Hipster' in 1950s American culture.

Lot Amendments

Jacket slightly toned and worn along edges with some loss at ends of spine; volumes show touches of wear, very good to near fine.

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