Notes of a Native Son [SIGNED]
Boston: The Beacon Press, 1955.
First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). Fine in a Very Good dust jacket. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. First edition in first state dust jacket (without blurbs on rear flap). Signed by Baldwin (no inscription) on the dedication page. A fine copy in publisher's red cloth, in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket, with some small chips and tears (small loss to lower rear panel), light rubbing, soiling (splatter pattern) to spine. This was Baldwin's first book of nonfiction, a highly regarded collection of largely autobiographical essays addressing issues of race and identity in both society and literature.