New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1969. Hardcover. 213p., first edition, long inscription by Cecil Brown signed in full, minor pen scribles on front blank paste down, dj with just traces of wear, a light crease on the front dj flap (with original price intact). African American author's first novel. Brown was born and raised in North Carolina.
The inscription reads " To Will - If you can dig this book, I can dig you -- Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did writing, Good luck, Cecil Brown, the cat with the bad checks -- and chicks. Cecil"