Go Tell It On the Mountain.
“Everyone had always said that John would be a preacher when he grew up, just like his father”
First edition of Baldwin’s first book, a mid-century American literature classic story of a fourteen-year-old city boy’s spiritual, sexual, and moral awakening. Told partly through flashbacks to an earlier American South and his slave grandmother.
Description: Go Tell It On the Mountain.
New York: Knopf, 1953. 303, pp. First edition. Publisher’s cloth; without pictorial dust jacket. Two prominent, gently-rubbed stray marks to front cover; gilt lettering dulled, else considered a very good copy. Internally, clean with no markings, whatsoever.