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 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 the second novel by one of the most prominent members of the Harlem Renaissance, adapted into the 1937 J. Elder Wills musical film BIG FELLA starring Paul Robeson and Elisabeth Welch.
Inscribed first printing, as association copy, of this political thriller that follows a Black congressman as he becomes increasingly wrapped up in a secessionist Black nationalist group – by noted journalist and Tuskegee airman Chuck Stone.
Inscribed first edition in English of this "elegiac reminiscence" (NEW YORK TIMES) of a midwestern Black childhood — inscribed to "To / Gene / My Buddy / and right / arm,"; likely his producer, Gene Wolsk.