New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., 1966. First Edition. The African American author and sculptor's second and best-known book, a tragic coming-of-age novel that served as the basis for Joseph Manduke's 1975 film Cornbread, Earl and Me, starring NBA star Jamaal Wilkes and Laurence Fishburne in his film debut. Uncommon in this format. Quarto (31cm); publisher's galley sheets (rectos), comb-bound into patterned paper covers; [vi],127,pp. Modest wear, creasing, and a few tears to wrappers, touch of dustiness to text edges; Very Good+.