H x W x D: 7 3/4 × 5 3/4 × 1 1/4 in. (19.7 × 14.6 × 3.2 cm)
Paperback first French edition of "La Croisade de Lee Gordon" [Lonely Crusade] with a book jacket and a preface by Richard Wright. The cover of the book jacket shows a stylized graphic of a man and woman in the center and the purple silhouette of a woman in the upper right corner. The colors of the cover are black, purple, yellow, and white. At the top, there is black text which reads [CHESTER HIMES] and in the center over top of the figures is printed yellow text [LA CROISADE / DE LEE GORDON] with [PRÉFACE DE RICHARD WRIGHT] underneath in smaller, white text. The bottom of the cover has [CORRÊA] in half yellow and black text. The spine is white with purple and yellow horizontal bars, the author's name, title, and publisher. The back of the book jacket lists other works by the publisher, in French, inside of purple and yellow borders. The book jacket flaps have information about the author and a summary of the book. The reverse of the book jacket is blank. The book has a deckle edge. The paperback cover is yellow and has printed text with the title, author, and preface contributor on the cover in black. Below in white is [LE CHEMIN DE LA VIE] and [COLLECTION DIRIGÉE PAR MAURICE NADEAU / CORRÊA] in black. There is a list of other works by the publisher in French on the back cover of the book. There is a handwritten inscription on the half title page.
A hard cover case (adhesive) bound 428 page book (a) written by Margaret Walker about Richard Wright. The paper wrap around jacket (b) is printed with a black background with a tan-green side right border and spine. At the top center of the lower half is a black and white photograph of Richard Wright from the waist up sitting sideways with a cigarette in one hand and a cup and saucer in front of him. Above the photograph, at the top of the cover is [RICHARD / WRIGHT] in white, [DAEMONIC / GENIOUS / A PORTRAIT OF THE MAN / A CRITICAL LOOK AT HIS WORK] in green, and below the photograph in green [MARGARET / WALKER] and [AUTHOR OF JUBILEE] in white. The verso is black with white text.
Publication of "Negro Digest" featuring two (2) black and white images, one of Richard Wright on the right side, middle, and one of Ron Karenga in the lower left corner. At the top in white text is the title, date, and price [Negro Digest/JANUARY 1968 A JOHNSON PUBLICATION 35¢]. On the left side in a red square is black and white text of a featured article [A Survey/BLACK WRITERS/SPEAK OUT ON/LITERARY LIONS/AND VALUES/Richard Wright/"The Leading Lion"]. On the left side, in the middle, is a white rectangle with black text with the publication subject [THE CRISIS OF/THE BLACK/INTELLECTUAL]. In the lower right quadrant is an additional red rectangle, also with white and black text [RON KARENGA/and BLACK/CULTURAL NATIONALISM]. Also found within the publication is a white business card with black text [OFFICE 201 - 648-5528 RES. 201 - 676-6846/Roy L. Hill/CHAIRMAN/DEPARTMENT OF BLACK STUDIES/RUTGERS UNIVERSITY/NEWARK, N. J. 07102].
A single-paged letter to Count Basie from Richard Wright with a contract concerning royalties and shared monies for the collaboration on the song "King Joe," about the boxer Joe Louis. The document is typed on white paper with a William Morris Agency letterhead. Across the top is printed [NEW YORK LONDON CHICAGO HOLLYWOOD] with two holes punched at center. At top center is the William Morris logo and address for the New York office. The letter is dated [November 14, 1941,] and is addressed to [Count Basie, New York, New York,] It is signed [Very truly yours,] with Richard Wright's signature at center right. At left below Wright's signature is Count Basie's signature with a header reading [AGREED TO AND ACCEPTED']. At bottom center is printed [CABLE: "WILLMORRIS" NEW YORK. "WILLHOLLY" HOLLYWOOD]. The reverse of the document is blank.