Johannesburg: Ravan Press, 1974. Hardcover. First South African edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. This is the true first edition of the first book by Nobel Laureate J. M. Coetzee. A lovely copy with no markings, writing remainder marks, etc. The book is square and tight. The book consists of two essays--The Vietnam Project and The Narrative of Jocobus Coetzee. Dusklands is about men obsessed and corrupted by the limitless power of technology.
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Norwalk: Easton Press, 2009. Limited edition. As new copy bound in dark blue leather. This is a beautiful production. An unread copy with gold gilt cover designs and page edges, moire silk endpapers and bound-in silk bookmark. The cover contains an inset outline of the Twin Towers as they stood on 9/11/2001. The book is collection of stories by people who in the towers, outside the towers and witnesses of that tragic day. There is also a section on the aftermath. Throughout the book is sprinkled with black and white photographs. The book's introduction is written by Thomas J. Kean, chairman of the 9/11 Commission.