Very Good / Very Good. Item #5922
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1969. Stated First Edition. Signed by McPherson without inscription on dedication page. McPherson was the first African-American writer to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Hue and Cry is his first collection of short stories.
Octavo. 275 pages. Ex-library. Unclipped illustrated dust jacket over gold paper-covered boards with red cloth and gilt lettering to spine. Jacket creased along edges with light rubbing to front and rear panels. Some loss along edges of flaps where jacket was pasted to boards and removed by previous owner. Ghost of a sticker to spine, overlaid by additional sticker with a printed "S" set against faded orange background. Some white and black markings to rear board. Remnants of jacket and sticker removal to endpapers; front hinge cracked; library stamp to top edge has been blocked out with black marker. Binding otherwise holding; edges lightly stained; interior is sound.
Ownership inscription of Harold Mays, Jr to front free endpaper. With his partner Harold J. Herman, Mays ran Two Harolds Antiques in Alexandria Virginia and both were intrepid book collectors and active in the DC literary scene.