Roberts, W. Adolphe
Price: 85.00 USD
Indianapolis & New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1946. Dark green cloth, lettered in gilt. Plates. Three small spots of paper adhesion on upper board, bookplate removal shadows on front pastedown (portion of Copley bookplate laid in) otherwise very good and bright in price- clipped, spine-sunned, pictorial dust jacket, which has been drymounted on stiff white paper and has been trimmed along the blank fore-potions of the flaps. First edition of this contribution to the Lake of America Series by the Jamaican-born novelist and editor. This is a copy of the special issue signed by Roberts on an extra leaf bound before the half-title which includes a small illustration. Fitzgerald records this special issue, but was unable to ascertain how many copies were issued. Roberts is credited with the first mystery novel by a black author. FITZGERALD (SERIES AMERICANA) AL8.