Edition: First printing.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1973) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His third novel and one of his most powerful - a book probes the frustration and anger of four very different black men living the low life in a big city who decide to lynch a white policeman as a symbolic gesture. To put this in context, it begins with 23 pages of "matter prefatory" with historical quotes, statistics and details on lynching. SIGNED and dated on the title page. 264 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-01182.
Condition: Very good with some shelfwear and some faded spots on the boards in a very near fine dust jacket (purple line from old style protector visible on flaps of dj and on the inside, but cover is overall bright and clean.)