First printing of this US epic, based on the true life story of the author's grandmother, a formerly enslaved woman who lived from the antebellum period through the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket.
JUBILEE is Margaret Walker's only novel; she completed it while studying for her PhD at the University of Iowa.
First edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1966. 8.5'' x 5.75''. Original green cloth boards with metallic blue lettering. Original uncut ($5.95) color pictorial dust jacket, designed by William Hofmann. Green topstain. Blue cartographic endpapers. 498 pages. Jacket with scattered foxing and a bit of soil; light edgewear, with a few tiny chimps and tiny closed tears. Binding spine ends a touch bumped, a hint of shelfwear; a hint of sunning to edges. Textblock with mild soil. Interior clean and bright.
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