First Edition stated. Famous African-American's first novel. Consisting of four short works: 'Big Boy Leaves Home', 'Down by the Riverside', 'Long Black Song' and 'Fire and Cloud'. "Stunning impact of the essential tragedy of the Negro in a white man's civilization." Almost Near Fine, contemporary signature at front endpaper, in Good only dustjacket, split along front spine edge, perhaps an inch area of loss at top spine end, chipped at flap corners and lower spine end, some tiny chips at mid spine.