Petry | Ann

Country Place

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Signed first edition of Country Place by Ann Petry, with a personalized inscription from the year of publication.

Octavo, 266pp. Full green cloth, title in black on spine. Red topstain. Same date printed on title and copyright page. Solid text block, light wear to corners, a near fine piece. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $2.75 retail price on front flap, chipped corners, closed tears to top edges of hingeflaps, vibrant illustrated covers.

Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: “For Siukie and Gwen / on account of we was in that PV office a-sweatin’ and a-strugglin’, and a-strugglin’ and a-sweatin’ together – Ann Petry / N.Y.C. Sept – 24 -1947.”

Ann Petry (1908-1997) was an influential African American writer best known for this novel, The Street, which explores the challenges faced by a single mother living in Harlem. Her keen observations of race, gender, and urban life in mid-20th-century America are reflected in her compelling narratives, showcasing a deep understanding of social issues.

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Houghton Mifflin Company


First Edition, First Printing

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Near Fine

Jacket Condition

Very Good


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