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  • IN THE CASTLE OF MY SKIN. by Lamming, George.
    Lamming, George.
    IN THE CASTLE OF MY SKIN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: McGraw-Hill, (1953) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, which was very highly praised on its original publication in England, The story of a boy growing into manhood in the 1930s on the island of Barbados. With an introduction by Richard Wright. The true first American edition is quite hard to find (book clubs are common and often misidentified as firsts). Endpapers and frontispiece illustrations by Denis Williams. Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award for Literature. xii, 313 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in sienna boards with black spine with white lettering in a good only dustjacket with several chips to the edge, one to the side of the spine and sunning to spine. Original price of $3.75 on dj flap.

    Book ID: 87977
    View cart More details Price: $125.00