Paris: Christian Bourgois Editeur, 1966. Paperback. 268p. Text entirely in French. Inscribed and signed by the author. Roll/lean to spine. Some tearing at top and bottom of spine. General soiling. The first trade edition, preceding the US and UK release, This copy with "S. P." to lower right corner of rear cover where we have otherwise seen the the price in Francs, reportedly denoting that this is a review copy.
The Detroit-born African American author's first book: "A French publisher encouraged her to write The Flagellants which has the rare distinction of having been first published in a French translation."