New York: Harper and Brothers, 1940, 1941.
1st Edition. Hardcover. Near fine / very good +. Item #6212
Copy of Native Son, the novel (1940) and copy of Native Son A Play, the play (1941) are housed together in a custom clamshell box, 1/4" Burgandy leather, flat spine stamped in 22kt gold, boards covered Galen Berry hand marbled paper, trays covered in burgundy buckram and lined tan suede. Native Son book - first issue blue cloth title in red and light blue blocks. 1st issue dust jacket in green and yellow; finger nail sized chip head of spine, chips at extremities, crease front flap, several short closed tears. Signed and dated month/year of publication New York on front free end paper. Native Son play - 2nd issue dust jacket that has the reviews on it. Toning to front paste downs, and half title page, appears to have small water marks on title page with shading from the picture on the adjacent page. 1/4" closed tear rear top panel, 1/2" closed tear top spine and 1" closed tear front panel dust jacket, shelf wear.