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London: Faber and Faber, 1959. 272p., first edition openweave green cloth titled gilt, in dj; previous owner's scrawled presentation, top edge dust-soil. Jacket may be later state as price reads "18s" (vs another copy of the first with "15s" in plate). Jamaican novelist of African descent, born in Canada.
London: Faber and Faber, 1961. Hardcover. 280p., first edition, paper residue on front illustrated end paper, top edge slightly soiled, slightly shelf worn dj browned along the spine. African Jamaican novelist. Refugee scientist on Hearne's fictional island, "Cayuna." Endsheet maps of Cayuna. Hearne's dedication page pays homage to Edna Manley.....
London: Faber and Faber, 1955. Hardcover. 163p., very good first UK edition openweave red cloth boards titled sky-blue, edgeworn and unclipped dj with tape re-enforcment on rear at head of spine. Hearne's first book. Plot revolves around a Jamaican politician mauled by a Kingston mob.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. 85p., beautifully illus. in colors and metallic gold, by the Afro-Jamaican author/artist, previous owner's inscription, first edition, gift inscription, dj. A memorial to Henriques' mother, and her struggle with breast cancer, "inspired by texts from the Book of Job"
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1967. Hardcover. 320p., inscribed by Hercules to James R. Reid. first edition, slight lean to spine, dj a bit edeworn and soiled. Laid in is a typed note signed by publisher Robert Giroux thanking Reid for the loan of the book. Trinidad-born African American's novel.....