Lot 9 of 455:
Baldwin's Go Tell it On the Mountain 1st Ed. with signature in DJ  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$1,200
Estimate:
$2,000 - $3,000

Title:
Go Tell it On the Mountain
Author:
Baldwin, James
Place:
New York
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf
Date:
1953
Description:

20.6x14 cm (8x5½"), original orange cloth, lettered in gilt, original pictorial jacket. First Edition.

Signed on tipped in page at front. Copy of Ned Polsky, American author and sociologist. Marked with an ownership mark dated May, 1954 and owner's stamp on the title page. Baldwin's first book, an autobiographical novel recounting his early years as a preacher in Harlem.

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Condition:
Jacket worn along edges with flaking and some loss, 1" of top edge of front flap excised; faintly leaning spine slightly sunned; early ownership signature to front free endpaper, toning to edges of textblock, interior bright throughout; about near fine volume in very good jacket.
 
Item number:
310502
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