The Fire Next Time
New York: The Dial Press, 1963.
First edition, first printing. 122,  pp. Publisher's gray and black cloth variant binding, lettered in red, red topstain. Near Fine with offsetting and a little foxing to ednappers, in Very Good dust jacket, a little edgeworn and rubbed, slightly scuffed, price-clipped. 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 #140942507
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