THE PROPHET, by Kahlil Gibran - 1923 [1st Ed, 2nd Print]


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The Prophet

by Kahlil Gibran

One of the most famous books of all time, it has been translated into over 40 languages. It is currently in its 163rd printing and has sold over 100 million copies since its original English publication in 1923. THIS copy was printed in 1924. It does include plates of his original art work.

107 pages. 5.75 x 8.25inches.

SECOND PRINTING, 1st EDITION: Alfred A. Knopf, New York. 1924.

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Book has been well-used through the years, and exhibits commensurate wear and aging.
  • While not pristine, it is more a collectible copy than a reading copy.
  • All plates are clear and intact.
  • Book is overall delicate and requires gentle handling
  • One plate is loose from the binding, and has a partly soiled margin from where it protruded from the text block for an extended time.
  • Black boards have some scuffing, including a scrape/dig in the front cover, and a tear in the spine.
  • Gilt on front is still bright. Gilt on spine is rubbed away.
  • Spine ends are crushed with splitting at tail end.
  • Boards are slightly bowed, with light edgewear.
  • Top text block edges have dark ink, other two edges are deckled from page cutting.
  • Front pastedown has neat owner's sig along gutter.
  • Front hinge has 1/2" split from tail.
  • Inside pages are lightly tanned with light scattered foxing and a couple age stains in gutters.
  • CR20150202

AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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Binding: Hardcover
Subject: Literature & Fiction
Topic: Poetry & Plays
Year Printed: 1923
Special Attributes: 2nd Printing
Origin: American
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
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