Lot 270: First Edition of Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet

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2015-06-29 14:10:54


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Lot 270: Author: Gibran, Kahlil. Title: The Prophet. Place Published: New York & London. Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf. Date Published: 1923. Description: 107 pp. Illustrations after drawings by the author. (8vo) original black cloth. First Edition. First edition of one of the best selling books of the 20th century. Since its first appearance in 1923 The Prophet has never been out of print and has gone through more than 160 printings, over 100 million copies have been sold. Translated into more than 40 languages. Behind William Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu, Kahlil Gibran ranks as the third most widely read poet in history. Copies of the first edition are quite rare. Ex-library from the Hagerstown Junior College, Hagerstown, Maryland. Residue from labels and some staining to cloth, card pocket, ink stamps, etc. on endpapers, no markings within, a very good copy save for the library markings. PBA Galleries' Sale 563: Fine Literature with the Wayne Martin Collection of Jack London Thursday, 25th June 2015 Estimate: $7000-10000
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