First edition, first printing. Dedication copy. Paperback original. Publisher's original white card covers. paper. A very good copy, the binding firm with some rubing and light creasing at the folds, a short closed tear to the fore-edge of the upper cover and a small scuff to the upper left of the rear. The spine and closed text block edge lightly marked. The contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps.
Inscribed by the author in black ink on the inside upper cover "My best / and strongest wishes / for the survival and the / successful liberation of / The Black Panther Party / and we the People, / Iceberg / 6.24.71". The printed dedication includes founding and leading members of the Black Panther Party [reading in part] "I dedicate this book to the heroic memory of Malcolm X, Jack Johnson, Melvin X, Jonathan Jackson; to Huey P. Newton, Bobby Seale, Ericka Huggins, George Jackson, Angela Davis...". A collection of essays by the ex-pimp turned influential author Iceberg Slim. At the time of his death in 1992 his books, which were first published exclusively in paperback, had sold more than six million copies making him one of the best-selling African-American writers.
Stock code: 21702