Uncommon cloth issue of the second book of verse by the American poet, who was the first Black writer to hold the office now known as the US Poet Laureate. NY: October House, 1966. Octavo, 8 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. 79pp. Brown paper boards; black spine titles; in dust jacket. Offsetting, apparently adhesive-related, to gutters and hinges, and along tops of boards. Else near fine. In a very good, unclipped ("$4.50") jacket, lightly soiled, with a small chip at head of rear panel and a closed 1" split at base of rear flap hinge.