Retour en Afrique [Cotton Comes to Harlem]. Chester Himes.

Retour en Afrique [Cotton Comes to Harlem]

Paris: Plon, 1964. First Edition. Hardcover. 1st edition (in French) of Cotton Comes to Harlem, preceding the 1st edition in English (NY) by a year. Near fine in wrappers (fresh, a few creases) and near fine pictorial dustjacket with a 1/8” tear (très beau livre de poche). The first appearance anywhere of Himes’ so smooth, post–Chandler, hardboiled detectives, Fossoyeur Jones (Grave Digger Jones), and Ed Cercueil Johnson (Coffin Ed Johnson), always involved, but never attached. Near fine / near fine. Item #86

Price: $400.00

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