Signed first edition, second printing of Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton.
Octavo, ix, , 278pp. Maroon cloth, title stamped in blue on cover. Lacking “Scribner’s A” on copyright page. Solid binding, free of marks or notations. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $3.00 on front flap, chipping at top of spine, vibrant colors. Signed by the author on the front endpaper: “Jim Bell / with best wishes from Alan Paton / Ixopo / June 4, 1961.”
From the library of Time Magazine foreign correspondent Jim Bell.