New York: Farrar , Straus and Cuhady, 1961. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. 8vo. Cloth spine over boards. Dust jacket.
Shelf wear to jacket, with some sunning to spine and a few small spots of discoloration. 1/2" closed tear to bottom edge of front jacket cover and several small chips to header and footer of jacket spine. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper.
This is a stated first printing of Williams' second novel, which was based on jazz great Charlie "Bird" Parker and adapted into a 1967 Dick Gregory film. Very good / good. Item #3926