Hardcover. Very Good / Very Good. Item #4391
[Amherst]: University of Massachusetts Press, 1972. First Edition with no additional printings listed. Signed by the author on full title with brief inscription "For Harold - Thanks for you, Sincerely Ishmael Reed" [From the estate of the Two Harolds--Harold Mays and Harold Herman--collectors and dealers who together ran Two Harolds Antiques in Alexandria, VA.]
Octavo (9.25" x 5.75"); xii, 83p. Printed portrait dustjacket over red cloth with white lettering to spine. Price-clipped dustjacket shows a clean tear at top edge, repaired on the exterior with clear tape, along with some scuffs to face and light edgewear. Boards are clean and square. A few pages with small abrasions where pages were previously stuck together, but text is legible and pages unmarked.
Reed's first "Selected Poems," collecting work from his first three volumes and published the same year as his influential novel Mumbo Jumbo.