The System of Dante's Hell. LeRoi Jones, Amiri Baraka.

The System of Dante's Hell

New York, NY: Grove Press, Inc., 1965. First Printing. Hardcover. This is the stated first printing of the early autobiographical novel by LeRoi Jones (1934-2014), before he became known as Amiri Baraka. Published by Barney Rossett's legendary Grove Press, which issued the first USA editions of many works by William S. Burroughs, Jean Genet et al. An important collectible by Jones/Baraka, one of the rare early African-American members of the Beat Generation as writer & publisher. Book very fine with only very slight rubbing & tiny spots to front, back boards & board edges, very mild browning & spotting to top & side edges; interior almost mint with only slightest browning to edges of pages & endpapers. Dust jacket also very fine with only very mild browning, rubbing & creasing esp. at edges, very small horizontal stain at lower right corner of front cover, tiny amount of chipping at top & bottom edges of spine. Very Fine / Very fine. [Item #1940]

Price: $60.00