Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1949. Hardcover. 378p., first printing, cloth boards in dj, a bit edgeworn with slightly bumped corners, a touch of hand-soil and faint damp-damage. Top corner of front free endpaper clipped. Jacket shows the dampstain plainly, is chipped at head and tail with a partially split front flap, and the spine panel is faded. African American author.