After years of collecting covers of Richard Wright's autobiography Black Boy, I was inclined to think about other books as well that had multiple editions. Wright led me to Frederick Douglass. I ended up amassing a large collection of editions of Frederick Douglass's Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, which was originally published in 1845.
Since 1960, there have been multiple editions of Douglass's book printed. I have a collection of well over 50 different editions.
So Wright led me to Douglass, but also to Octavia Butler and Black Panther #1.
• A Notebook on Richard Wright & Book History