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All books are first printings of first editions or first American editions unless otherwise noted.
NY, Thomas Y. Crowell, (1949). The first children's book by the author of The Street and The Narrows, among others. Inscribed by Petry in the year of publication "For the Koopman and the Schino children." Petry was educated as a pharmacist and had worked in her family's Connecticut drug store before moving to Harlem to write The Street. Mild dampstaining to upper board edges and foredge; near fine in a bright, very good dust jacket, again with dampstaining to the edges and folds. An uncommon book; rare signed. [#033221] $450
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1953. Second novel by this African-American writer whose first, The Street, won a Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award. Near fine in a very good, spine-tanned dust jacket with modest edgewear, particularly at the corners. An attractive copy of an uncommon and important African-American novel. [#006045] $125