London: Gollancz, 1953. Hardcover. First British edition. The first British edition of Ellison's classic work, published a year after the U.S. edition. A near fine, price-clipped book in a very good dust jacket. Bound in the publisher's original red cloth, spine stamped in gilt. Some soiling to the uncoated and iconic Gollancz jacket. Sunning to the spine. Tape reinforcement to the interior spine ends of the jacket. Small Australian bookseller label on front pastedown.
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London: Horizon, 1947. Paperback. First edition. Publisher's blue card wrappers printed in orange. A very good copy with extremities and spine a bit sunned, 1.5 inch split at the bottom of the upper cover spine and tiny chip at spine crown. This is the first published appearance of any portion of Ellison's groundbreaking novel, Invisible Man. The 15-page excerpt featured here eventually became chapter one. Additional contents include photographs of Chicago by Walker Evans and contributions by W. H. Auden, Marianne Moore, e.e. cummings, Wallace Stevens, John Berryman and Chirstopher Isherwood.