Black Boy; Lengthily Inscribed by Richard Wright
Item Number: 65069
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1945.
Early printing of Wright’s memoir of his early days. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, warmly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Lael, You know a lot already- (too much) Sincerely yours Richard Wright.” Very good in a very good dust jacket. With introductory notes by Dorothy Canfield Fisher.
Black Boy is a memoir by American author Richard Wright, detailing his youth in the South: Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee, and his eventual move to Chicago, where he establishes his writing career and becomes involved with the Communist Party in the United States.