(LITERATURE AND POETRY.) HANSBERRY, LORRAINE. The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window. 143 pages. 8vo, original cloth-backed boards; dust jacket with some wear to the extremities bearing a long and sentimental inscription to ossie davis and ruby dee from Robert nemiroff, hansberry's husband and author of the introduction. New York: Random House, 1965
first edition of hansberry's play, bearing a wonderful inscription: '5/16/65 Dearest Ossie and Ruby, Inevitably, you are in these pages—two of those who gave Lorraine Hansberry the confidence to believe and write as she did, In deepest gratitude, Bob.' Robert Nemiroff was Hansberry's husband and co-produced the play which ran for a matter of weeks, closing the day Hansberry died. Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965) was the first black woman to write a play that was performed on Broadway, A Raisin in the Sun.