first edition Hardcover
1945 · London
by WRIGHT, Richard
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1945. First UK edition. Hardcover. Very good +/good. Small 8vo. Red cloth boards in printed yellow jacket. Substantial wear and sunning/toning to jacket, with a one-inch chip to heel of spine and foxing to rear panel. Small tape repairs to jacket verso. Moderate foxing to endpapers; pages lightly toned. Very good in good jacket. 194pp.
Wright's influential memoir of his early years, a frequent target for censorship and subject of controversy. Introductory note by Dorothy Canfield Fisher (president of the Book of the Month Club, for which BLACK BOY was selected.) (Inventory #: 23582)