Black Boy

by Wright, Richard

Black Boy (1945) is an autobiography by Richard Wright. Depicting Wright's life in great detail, the book tells the story of his troubled youth and race relations in the South. It is about the many struggles that a person of his race must go through in order to survive in the early 1900's. In the story, Richard is a non religious child who grows up in a racist world. He must overcome those struggles in order to bring himself and loved family members to the north.

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FIRST EDITION of this first French translation, published in the Du monde collection. One of 110 numbered copies on pure Lafuma vellum (this being #91), the only printing on large paper. Black boy is one of the first novels written by blacks about their living conditions. The first American Edition was published by Harper s in 1945. This limited French… Read more
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Black Boy

by Wright, Richard

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1945
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Black boy

by Wright Richard

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Black Boy

by Richard Wright

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1945
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Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1945. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Good condition. Dust jacket is worn along edges and corners with small tears and creases. A mylar has been added to further protect it. Name of previous owner written at the top of inside cover. Well-bound, unmarked copy.
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Black Boy

by Wright, Richard

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1945
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New York: Harper & Bros, 1945. First Edition. 228 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Blue cloth. Previous owner's inscription on pastedown. A trifle faded, else very good, in slightly worn dust jacket. First Edition. 228 pp. 1 vols. 8vo.
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Black Boy

by Wright, Richard

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1945
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New York: Harper & Bros, 1945. First edition M-T. 228 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Navy blue cloth. Owner's inscription. A very good copy, in slightly worn dust jacket. First edition M-T. 228 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. This is Richard Wright's own story.
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BLACK BOY : A Record of Childhood and Youth

by Richard Wright

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1945
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New York: Harper & Brothers. 1945. Hardcover. Very Good+ in a Fair dust jacket. Dust jacket shows edge wear and is heavily chipped, most notably to spine's crown and heel. Creasing apparent at upper and lower edges of front panel with closed tears to lower edge. Chip and closed tear to upper edge of rear panel of… Read more
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BLACK BOY

by Richard Wright

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1945
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New York: Harper & Brothers. 1945. Vintage Copy. Hardcover. Very Good in a Good+ dust jacket. A few small chips and tears to jacket. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .
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Black Boy -

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1945
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BLACK BOY: A Record of Childhood and Youth

by WRIGHT, Richard

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1945
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London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1945. First UK edition. Very good + in a good jacket.. Wright's influential memoir of his early years, a frequent target for censorship and subject of controversy. Introductory note by Dorothy Canfield Fisher (president of the Book of the Month Club, for which BLACK BOY was selected.). Hardcover. Small 8vo. Red cloth boards in… Read more
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Black Boy : A Record Of Childhood And Youth

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1945
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BLACK BOY

by Richard Wright

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1945
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New York: Harper & Brothers. 1945. First Edition; Early Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket. Jacket lightly soiled, chipped and creased at edges. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .
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Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth

by Wright, Richard

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Black Boy

by Richard Wright

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1945
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New York: Harper and Brothers Publishers, 1945. First Edition.. Hardcover. Good. Copyright date 1945 first edition blue cover over boards with red and gold gilt on the front and on the spine. No tears or bent pages previous owners name on the inside flyleaf. No Dust Jacket inside covers foxing along the gutters slight Browning to the… Read more
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black Boy

by WRIGHT Richard

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Black Boy

by Wright, Richard

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New York: Harper & Brothers. 1. 1945; First Edition No. 5761 Blue Boards with gilt design and printing on spine.Endpapers are beige with slight fading. Book interior is very bright. .Dust Jacket is not price clipped and in print at end shows BUY WAR BONDS! VERYGOOD+/VERY GOOD - . Dust Jacket has small tears at top and… Read more
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Black Boy

by Wright, Richard

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Black Boy; A Record of Childhood and Youth

by Wright,Richard

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1945
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First edition M-T
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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1945. First edition M-T. Hard Cover. good plus/good plus. octavo. 228pp Dust jacket has small piece missing from top spine and front cover. Some light creasing to dj and a few small tears. Bookplate from former owner. Book spine has some rubbing of gilt. scan on request.
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Black Boy

by Wright, Richard

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1945
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Hardcover. 268 pp. Harper & Brothers, New York (1945). First Book Club Edition. First Printing thus. Book-of-the-Month Club insert pasted in on flyleaf. Small PO name and address sticker also on flyleaf. War Bonds endorsement by author on rear DJ flap. Clean, bright, unmarked copy. Straight, sharp boards with only minor rubbing of corners and spine ends. Some chipping and… Read more
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Black Boy

by Wright, Richard

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Black Boy ( American Hunger) & The Outsider-

by Richard Wright-

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Library of America Publishers-, 1991. Hardcover dj/ pub.1991/ VG condition ( three short razor slices on spine of book)/ 887 pages/ Finally printed together, Black Boy (American Hunger) appears as a new and different work. A searing visio n of rcism in Northern slums as well as southern shanties. /The Outsider, cast a light on his style he called "… Read more
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BLACK BOY

by Richard Wright

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1945
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Cleveland: World Publishing. 1945. Tenth Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in a Good dust jacket. Several chips and tears rubbing. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .
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BLACK BOY

by Richard Wright

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1945
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New York: Harper & Brothers. 1945. First Edition; Early Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in boards. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Original binding. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .
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Black Boy

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Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth

by Wright, Richard

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Black Boy - A Record of Childhood and Youth

by Wright, Richard

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1945
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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1945 First edition - stated "2-5 FIRST EDITION M-T" on copyright page. Five lines of gilt stamped triangles at top of spine, 15 rows of blindstamped triangles at base of spine. Dark violet-blue cloth stamped in red and gilt. 8vo. 228 pages. Clean and tight. Jacket with $2.50 price, 5760 at bottom of front flap,… Read more
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Black Boy

by Wright, Richard

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Black Boy

by Wright, Richard

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1945
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New York & London: Harper & Bros, 1945. A decent First Edition copy of one of the highspots of XXth Century literature. Almost Near Fine condition - the textblock is fresh and unmarked (the wartime paper has stood up very well!) Evidence of an old crease across FFEP and TP. The hinge gutters have begun to tan, as seems to… Read more
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Black Boy -

by Richard Wright

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1970
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BETWEEN THE ACTS

by Woolf, Virginia

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1941
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Very Good in Good+ dust jacket; Somewhat beat up dust jacket, but book is well preserved. No number line or date.
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New York: Harcourt Brace. Very Good in Good+ dust jacket; Somewhat beat up dust jacket, but book is . well preserved. No number line or date.. 1941. First US Edition; Later Printing?. Hardcover. Virginia Woolf's last book. ; 8vo .
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Black Boy (American Hunger : a Record of Childhood and Youth)

by Richard Wright

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1993-01-01
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BLACK BOY.

by Richard. Wright

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Jonathan Cape. Hardcover. POOR. Noticeably used book. Heavy wear to cover. Pages contain marginal notes, underlining, and or highlighting. Possible ex library copy, with all the markings/stickers of that library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, and dust jackets may not be included.
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BLACK BOY

by Richard Wright

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1945
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Tenth Edition
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New York: Harper & Brothers. 1945. Tenth Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in black cloth. From mother - 1945 penned in to title page. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Original binding. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .
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Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth

by Wright, Richard

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1945
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Very Good in Good dust jacket
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-. 1
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9780060809874
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New York: Harper & Brothers. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1945. -. 1. Hard Cover. 0060809876 . Publisher's full navy blue cloth, gilt decoration and gilt lettering on red panel on spine. . Corners bumped, spine rubbed and lightly worn, former owner's bookplate pasted on fep, else near fine. Unclipped dust jacket is moderately chipped… Read more
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Black Boy

by Wright, Richard

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1945
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New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1945. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good. Cloth in DJ; 228pp; DJ price-clipped with slight edgewear & minor chipping, rear flap of DJ contains War Bonds ads, DJ protected by mylar sleeve, boards square, clean & bright, text unmarked, binding is tight, VG+/VG condition. Book-of-the-Month Club insert laid in. Autobiography of… Read more
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Black Boy

by Wright, Richard

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1945
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New York: Harper and Brothers, 1945. Early printing (not the true first edition, as it does not include First Edition statement or M-T). VG+ (two ownership stamps on ffep) in VG or better dustjacket (no price present, edgewear and soiling). One of the most popular 20th century black autobiographies.
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BLACK BOY

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Black Boy; A Record of Childhood and Youth

by WRIGHT, Richard

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New York: HarperCollins, 2005. Reprint. hardcover. fine/fine. Foreword by Edwar P. Jones. 8vo, cloth backed boards, dust wrapper . New York: HarperCollins, (2005).<br/><br/> Sixtieth-Anniversary Edition. The restored text established by The Library of America.<br/><br/>
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Black Boy

by Richard Wright

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first
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This book is in good position. Some wear on cover
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Black Boy

by Wright, Richard

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1946
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EB: Gollancz. Very Good. 1946. Hardcover. Hardcover. 8vo. Victor Gollancz Ltd. , London, UK. 1946. 228 pgs. Second Printing. DJ has light shelf-wear present to the DJ extremities (DJ is chipped along the heel of the spine). Bound in green cloth boards with titles present to the spine. Boards have light shelf-wear present to the extremities.… Read more
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Black Boy

by Richard Wright

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1945
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Victor Gollancz, 1945. Paperback. Very Good. in x in x in. Reprint Edition with dust jacket - collectable - will send out 1 st class post
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Black Boy

by Wright, Richard

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1945
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Harper & Brothers, 1945. Early book club edition. Black cloth, red/gilt titles. With an introductory note by Dorothy Canfield Fisher. Book very goog with mild wear. DJ very good with a few very short tears, minor loss at folds. BOMC leaflet with essay by Fisher laid in. 228 pp.. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.
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Black Boy

by Wright, Richard

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Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth

by Richard Wright

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Anv
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Black Boy.

by Wright, Richard.

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A/B Ljus Forlag. Stockholm. 1946. First edition thus. Ljus American Library Volume 50.. Paperback.. Very Good in Very Good- Dust Jacket. DJ protected by high-grade removable clear cover. Small tears to DJ. Rear flap has become detached but is present.
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Black Boy

by Wright, Richard

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1945
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New York: Harper & Brothers. Very Good. 1945. Hardcover. Book plate of noted collector Rolland Comstock on front paste-down. Introductory note by Dorothy Canfield Fisher. The auto-biographical story of Richard Wright, a young black boy growing up during the Depression. Ships same or next business day. Spine decoration has been rubbed off in two places, not… Read more
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Black Boy -

by Richard Wright -

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1955
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Harper Publishing -, 1955. /Gd. condition, 288 pages - A record of childhood and youth is discussed in this autobiography. [TH933089]. Hard Cover. Good.
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Black Boy

by Wright, Richard

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1945
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Third Edition
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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1945. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Third Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. With an introductory note by Dorothy Canfield Fisher. Chip to the upper right of the DJ front cover. Still nice and collectible..
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