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Jordan, June, [Alice Walker & Robert Allen association]

Things that I do in the dark: selected poems

Things that I do in the dark:
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Random House, New York. 1977, xvii, 203p., mild foxing to edges of boards otherwise a very good first edition stated with correct number line ending in 2 (as is correct with Random House Firsts - see Zempel and Verkler) cloth-backed boards, unclipped dj with closed short tear on rear panel. Copperfoil dj titling has bled through to jacket verso and there are similarly-colored small stains on the margins of casing. Inscribed "For Robert [Allen of Black Scholar] my brother, my friend, my beloved (two lines scribbled-out) with my love, Alice [Walker] May 1977" with a flower doodle next to "my beloved" At this time Alice Walker and Robert Allen were in a relationship. Walker's second novel had just been published the year before. Association copy

Cat.No: 180504

Price: $45.00

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