London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1945. First UK edition. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Red cloth boards in printed yellow jacket. Substantial wear and sunning/toning to jacket, with a one-inch chip to heel of spine and foxing to rear panel. Small tape repairs to jacket verso. Moderate foxing to endpapers; pages lightly toned. Very good in good jacket. 194pp. Very good + / good. Item #23582
Wright's influential memoir of his early years, a frequent target for censorship and subject of controversy. Introductory note by Dorothy Canfield Fisher (president of the Book of the Month Club, for which BLACK BOY was selected.).