Harper & Row, January 1977. Book Club. Cloth. Used - Very Good / No Jacket. Item #241607
Book club edition without its dustjacket. This is the 2nd half of Wright's autobiography intended for publication as one volume, with the 'working title' The Horror and the Glory, but the 'two parts were separated prior to publication and the first part was published in 1945 as Black Boy' this part (the second part) was 'apparently being intended for publication at a later date.' Portions were published in various publications in the 40's, but this is the true first edition of the whole thing intact. Blue cloth with light bleached spine and silver lettering. Turqoise end pages. Foxing to textblock edge. Deckled fore-edge. Stated, First Edition and complete number string. 146 pages plus extra page with reproduction of one page of Wright's original manuscript with his extensive editing.