Introduction by John Edgar Wideman. Oblong small 8vo. Stiff glazed wrappers. 256pp. Illustrations (some color). Near fine. Tight, nice first paperback edition of this volume that the front wrapper subtitles "Portraits of Blacks Changing the Face of America, " handsomely inscribed and signed by Caines in black fineline on the half-title page: "For Wendy--/ What a pleasure to have met you! / Thanks for making my time at / [? ] enjoyable. / (It's always nice to meet people / who love their work! ) / Thanks again--/ Best always and / Warm regards / Bruce Caines.