New York: The Viking Press, 1979. Hardcover. [xii] 348p., personal inscription to fellow writer Owen Dodson and his sister Edith signed by the author and dated 1979 (4 years before Dodson's death) very good copy of the 3rd printing of the first edition in cloth-backed boards and unclipped dj.
Owen Dodson was a leading African American poet in the generation succeeding the Harlem Renaissance. He was gayand closely associated with poets W. H. Auden and William Stanley Braithwaite. He taught at Howard University.