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Kincaid, Jamaica (Author) & Fox, Jill (Artist). MY GARDEN (BOOK) : . New York City, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1999. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 229 pages. As New/As New. Signed.

The author's collection of essays on gardening. One of Jamaica Kincadi's finest achievements. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. A lovely production by Susan Mitchell: Regular-sized volume format. Hard boards with titles on spine, as issued. Text by Jamaica Kincaid. Green-toned illustrations by Jill Fox. In pale-green pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Jamaica Kincaid's "My Garden (Book) : ". The colon is part and parcel, as it were, of the title. A full-fledged book on her garden and on the art of gardening itself. Kincaid has what everyone calls the "green thumb", which is enviable because she also has the literary master's touch. Hence, the title is not as mystifying as it appears at first: The book and the garden are both creations of the author, and she refuses to distinguish or choose between the two. An absolute "must-have" title for Jamaica Kincaid collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen on the front free endpaper by Jamaica Kincaid. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. One of the finest American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JAMAICA KINCAID TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0374281866. $50.00

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