(Camus) The Plague (1st American Edition First Printing Dust Jacket) (1948)


Bibliophiles can find more images of this copy of the American first edition here.

“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).

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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