Kahlil “the Prophet” Gibran Collection – Four (4) First Editions W/ Jackets

The Wanderer; Sand And Foam; The Forerunner; The Earth God

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Publisher alfred A. Knopf
Year 1945
Edition FIRST
Pages 282
Binding Hardcover
Condition Very Good
304.95
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Four (4) different titles from Kahlil Gibran. All published by Gibran’s original publisher, Alfred Knopf and including the very scarce duist jackets for each book. Kahlil Gibran (January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931) was a Lebanese American artist, poet, and writer. Born in the town of Bsharri in modern-day Lebanon (then part of the Ottoman Mount Lebanon mutasarrifate), as a young man he emigrated with his family to the United States where he studied art and began his literary career. He is chiefly known in the English speaking world for his 1923 book The Prophet, an early example of inspirational fiction including a series of philosophical essays written in poetic English prose. The book sold well despite a cool critical reception, and became extremely popular in the 1960s counterculture. Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu.” The ultimate gift for any enthusiast of Gibran’s and The Prophet. Total of 282 pages. --------------------------------

THE FORERUNNER : HIS PARABLES AND POEMS, 1945 - Kahlil Gibran - DJ Alfred A. Knopf 1945. FIRST EDITION, seventh printing. Very good condition, black cloth with gilt design and title, tightly bound, some aging of pages. Rare original unclipped dust jacket, some larger chips, edge chips and closed tears, stain on the back. Illustrated with full page black and white plates by author. 64 pages. THE EARTH GOD, 1947 - Kahlil Gibran - DJ Alfred A. Knopf 1947. FIRST EDITION, fifth printing. Very good condition, black cloth with gilt design and title, tightly bound, some aging of pages, some corner and edge wear. Illustrated with black and white artwork plates and one color one opposite the title page. Rare original price clipped dust jacket, somewhat yellowed with spotting/foxing, closed teard and chips on edges and spine, smudges on back, tape repair on back spine edge. Illustrated with full page black and white plates and color frontispiece. 41 pages. SAND AND FOAM : A BOOK OF APHORISMS, 1948 - Kahlil Gibran - DJ Alfred A. Knopf 1948. FIRST EDITION, thirteenth printing. Very good condition, black cloth with gilt design and title, tightly bound, some aging of pages. Rare original dust jacket, somewhat yellowed with spotting/foxing, closed teard and chips on edges and spine, smudges on back, front dj endflap is missing. Illustrated with full page black and white plates by author. 85 pages. THE WANDERER HIS PARABLES AND HIS SAYINGS, 1949 - Kahlil Gibran - DJ Alfred A. Knopf 1949. FIRST EDITION, seventh printing. Very good condition, black cloth with gilt design and title, tightly bound, some aging of pages. Rare original unclipped dust jacket, some larger chips, edge chips and closed tears, smudges on the back. Many of Gibran’s shorter works including : The Wanderer, Garments, The Eagle And The Skylark, The Love Song, Tears and Laughter, At The Fair, and more. Illustrated with full page black and white plates by author. 92 pages.