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Rare Variant Issue Jacket

Native Son.

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1940.

Price: $3,500.00

About the item

First edition, first printing with A-P below the editions statement. Title page printed in red and black. xi, 359 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Rare Variant Issue Jacket. Blue cloth with some rubbing to front cover, rear cover with some rubbing and soiling, spine cocked; unclipped dust jacket (price $2.50) in green and white, with single spaced blurb on front but not side panel, faded as usual, with some chipping to foot of spine and around foot of flaps, general rubbing with some light chipping along top edge.

Item #366170

A landmark work in African American fiction, which became the first Book of the Month Club selection by an African-American writer, selling 250,000 copies in its first three weeks on the market, propelling Wright to fame, and a lauded dramatic adaptation was directed by Orson Welles on Broadway the following years.