Book Description

London: Michael Joseph. 1957. First edition. Baldwin’s excellent, controversial second novel about a same-sex relationship in Paris. Baldwin’s literary authority and motivation to the Civil Rights cause was questioned on publication, since, unlike his Go Tell It on the Mountain, there are no black characters present. The reason, Baldwin later stated, was that he simply couldn’t muster dealing with the criticism of a novel that tackles homosexuality, masculinity, and race. Today, it is considered one of his finest works and this first British edition is rather more desirable than the US in this bookseller’s opinion.
Dealer Notes
8vo. First British edition Pale maroon cloth with yellow design to the spine, in the William Belcher dust jacket. The cloth clean and bright, the binding tight and square. Some offsetting to endpapers with some very mild scattered foxing to textblock edges and prelims, else clean. The dust jacket by William Belcher unclipped (15s net) and complete, flaps with scattered foxing, the rear panel and verso too, but otherwise bright without chips or tears. A very good or better copy.
Author James Baldwin
Date 1957
Binding Cloth
Publisher Michael Joseph
Illustrator N/A
Condition Very good

Price: £300.00

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