Harper and Brothers, 1940, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, Early Edition
RICHARD WRIGHT. Native Son, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1940. Octavo, Author's Edition, pp. li, 359, 8 (reviews), gray cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine outlined in black, top edge tinted gray, gift inscription on free front endpaper. First-edition green and yellow jacket with original $2.50 price on front flap. This is a variant state of the first-edition jacket in that it says "Author's Edition" on the front panel and "With new material on the background and interpretation of this epoch-making novel. ..." (The first state says "A Book-of-the Month Club Selection," according to Bruccoli, First Printings of American Authors, V.1, p. 427.) Condition of this book: Dust jacket chipping at edges, small blemish in front panel, overall very good. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; United States; 1940s; Fiction. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 53692.