First edition of Cotton Comes To Harlem by Chester Himes.
Octavo, 223pp. Red hardcover, black cloth spine, title stamped in white on spine. Stated “First American Edition” on copyright page. Faint toning to upper edge of text block, otherwise a near fine example. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $4.50 on front flap, closed tear to front panel, soiling to verso, a very good example.
This novel was the sixth and best known of the Grave Digger Jones & Coffin Ed Johnson Mystery series. It was adapted into a film of the same name in 1970.