New York: Random House, 1977. Hardcover. 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.