formerly Shakespeare and Company Books, now VIcarious Experience

Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe. first printing.

Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe. McDowell, Obolensky. (1959). According to what I see on line, this is a first printing. 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" 217 page Hardcover with dust jacket. DUST JACKET: A small chip on the bottom of the spine. Wear and bumping to the top and bottom of the spine and the dj joints. Light wear along the edges of the spine. Some small edge tears, but appear closed. Not price-clipped with published price of $3.75. List of 'some notable fiction' on the back panel. Now protected by a removable mylar dj cover. BOOK: Light cover edge wear. Light tanning inside front and back covers. There seems to be light tanning to the edges of the page block. Two pin-point sized spots on the leading edge of the page block. No other previous owner markings. No tears, folds or creases to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. ID03a

"Things Fall Apart is the debut novel by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, first published in 1958. It depicts pre-colonial life in the southeastern part of Nigeria and the invasion by Europeans during the late 19th century. It is seen as the archetypal modern African novel in English, and one of the first to receive global critical acclaim. It is a staple book in schools throughout Africa and is widely read and studied in English-speaking countries around the world." - Wikipedia