BELOVED: A NOVEL. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. Octavo, cloth. First edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Morrison on the half title page to "Amelia." The author's most celebrated novel, a Pulitzer prize-winning literary ghost story set in an African-American community in rural Ohio following Emancipation. Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. Fore-edge foxed, else a fine copy in fine dust jacket priced $18.95 on the front flap. (#164546).
First edition so stated on copyright page.