Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1995. First Edition, First Printing.
Small Quarto (9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches; 240 x 155 mm), xx, 569,  pages, in black and gray boards, titles to spine, in a printed, unclipped dust jacket.
SIGNED on the title page by seven of the contributors: Edwidge Danticat, Rita Dove, Charles Johnson, Edward P. Jones, Jamaica Kincaid, John Edgar Wideman, and Alice Walker. A massive and significant anthology of Black writing featuring short stories by nearly 40 acclaimed authors. Besides those signing the book, authors include Maya Angelou, Ann Petry, James Baldwin, Terry McMillan, Ralph Ellison, Ntozake Shange, and many others.
Copies signed by seven contributors are scarce to the market.
CONDITION: Corners bumped, some rubbing. Internally, clean and bright. Near Fine in an unclipped dust jacket that has only slight edge wear along with a tiny green dot to the lower panel. Item #2340