New York: Library of America, 1991. First Printing. Hardcover. Arnold Rampersad wrote the notes for this volume. 887 pp including chronology, note on the texts, and notes. Maroon boards, gilt lettering to spine. Slipcase is bordered in bright, double gilt. A hint of shelfwear to slipcase only. Perfect for gift. FINE IN SLIPCASE (No Dustjacket, as issued). Item #67395
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