First printing of this powerful work that addresses the stark social inequalities driven by racism, including "the essay that catapulted [Baldwin] to national prominence" (Finkelman, 121) – in remarkably sharp condition.
First printing of this novel about Black man just released from prison, "the bright boy of infinite promise [...] and the very old parolee of twenty-two, who sees little difference between the prison world and the world outside."
First edition of the first novel by "one of the foremost writers of Anglophone Cameroonian literature" (CAMEROON LITERATURE IN ENGLISH), the story of an African student in an interracial relationship while studying in Paris.
First printing, tales of "[b]urglary, mugging, gun battles in the streets, orgies in the cellar club, the suffering of adolescent romance, thirteen arrests and beatings by the police, a year in state training school..."
First printing, in which a dying philosopher travels from San Francisco to Batavia, New York (Gardner's own hometown) for his last days, to do as much thinking as possible before terminal illness, childhood memories, and Upstate gloom join forces to drag him to his end.