Philadelphia: The Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection/Temple University, 1988. Softcover. Near Fine. First edition, wrappered issue. Introduction by Charles L. Blockson. Fine in wrappers. A Dedication Copy (we have also handled the hardcover issue of the dedication copy) Inscribed by the author on the front wrap to his editor, the novelist, Barbara Rex: "Nov. '88 Specially signed for Barbara Rex." Additionally, the book is Inscribed on the title page: "Dear Barbara, I want everyone to know that if it had not been for your support and encouragement, this book would never have come to be. Love, Lee." The printed dedication is to the author's mother and "to Barbara Rex, without whose encouragement this volume would never have been published." Irvis, a sculptor and poet, also served as the Speaker of the House of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. (Inventory #: 87583)
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