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 trade edition in first-state jacket, warmly inscribed in the year of publication: "11/30/76 / Tom and Barbara McDermott, / I want to join Stan and / Marilyn in wishing you a / Very Merry Christmas! / Alex Haley."
First printing of this youth poetry anthology, reflecting the urgency of the Civil Rights Movement, the '68 Chicago riots, the Vietnam War, illustrated with prize-winning children's photographs of urban scenes.
First printing of Morrison's masterpiece, based on the true story of Margaret Garner, a fugitive slave who killed her daughter upon capture in order to prevent her from experiencing the horrors of slavery.