21. Baldwin (James) Giovanni's Room, a little cocked, jacket spine slightly faded, corners and spine ends a little chipped, closed tear to head of upper panel, light surface soiling, 1957; Another Country, jacket spine slightly faded, a little rubbed and creased at head and foot, New York, 1962; Nobody Knows My Name, jacket spine slightly darkened, rubbed at head and foot, light surface soiling, 1964; Going to Meet the Man, jacket a little rubbed at extremities, New York, 1965; Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone, jacket price-clipped, spine very slightly darkened, 1968; No Name in the Street, 1972; The Devil Finds Work, photograph of the author replicating lower panel loosely inserted, jacket spine chipped at head, a little rubbed at extremities, New York, 1976, first editions, signed presentation inscriptions from the author to dedication p., original cloth or boards, dust-jackets, an excellent set, 8vo (7)
est. £750 – £1000
An excellent, near-complete run of James Baldwin’s novels, beginning with his second Giovanni’s Room. It’s open depiction of homosexuality led to Baldwin’s publisher recommending he burn it.