New York: The Dial Press, 1974. First American Edition. Baldwin's fifth novel, a love story set in Harlem during the 1970's. The title is a reference to W.C. Handy's 1916 song 'Beale Street Blues.'. First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); orange cloth, with titles stamped in orange and gilt foil on spine; yellow topstain; dustjacket; 197pp. Touch of fading to crown and upper board edges, else Near Fine in a Very Good+ dustjacket, unclipped and edgeworn, with sunning to spine, a few closed tears and attendant creases. (Inventory #: 29667)
The history, literature, and art of American social movements, including Civil Rights, Feminism, Labor History, Radical Politics, and Counterculture.
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