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“THE PLAGUE” by Albert Camus with un-clipped dust jacket. 1948 1st American Edition (stated), 1st Printing; Alfred A. Knopf; New York. The dust jacket comes with a clear protective sleeve (not shown). A haunting tale of human resilience in the face of unrelieved horror, Camus’ novel about a bubonic plague ravaging the people of a North African coastal town is a classic of twentieth-century literature.
The interior of the book is very clean – no writing, stains or foxing found; ½” tears at the outer edge of pages 9-16 (see photos). Small “bubble” under the cloth on the front cover below the illustration; clean back cover and spine; bright gilt lettering and decorations on the spine; sharp corners. Tight binding. No cracks. No loose pages. Un-clipped dust jacket with the original $3.00 price on the front flap; the front flap has detached from the front cover (see photo); the back cover has somewhat sun faded; small tears along the perimeter (though larger at the top and bottom edges of the spine). The jacket comes with a clear protective sleeve (not shown).