New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. Special Slipcased Edition. Handsome set of the late Nobel Prize-winning author's collected novels, designed by Barbara de Wilde. The Bluest Eye contains an eight-page afterword by Morrison written specifically for this edition: "With very few exceptions, the initial publication of The Bluest Eye was like Pecola's life: dismissed, trivialized, mis-read. And it has taken twenty-five years to gain for her the respectful publication this edition is" (p.216). Uncommon signed. Item #5072
Six octavo volumes (21.75cm); gray cloth, blocked and titled in black and silver on spines, with letter 'M' embossed to front covers; publisher's decorative cardboard slipcase; [viii],-216; [xii],-174; [x],-337; [x],-306; [x],-323; [x],-229pp. Inscribed by the author on the title page of The Bluest Eye: "For James and Zarina / Regards / Toni Morrison." Some pinpoint wear to lettering, upper corners gently bumped on several volumes, else Near Fine. Slipcase shows some light external wear, with gentle sunning to back side; Near Fine.