New York: The Dial Press, 1963.
First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's original coarse beige cloth lettered in red. Near Fine with some foxing to cloth heaviest at top edge, former owner name written to a preliminary blank and pages toned, In a Very Good unclipped dust jacket with light wear at the extremities, a scrape to the spine panel and a small crease to the rear flap. The author's thoughts on race in America in two long essays, "My Dungeon Shook: Letter to my Nephew on the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Emancipation" and "Down at the Cross: Letter from a Region of My Mind." With widespread recognition of Baldwin's prescience in the past few years it has become a classic of 20th century nonfiction. Item #140941945