Pulp[African American] Moon, Bucklin. The Darker Brother. New York City: Bantam Books, November, 1949. Bantam Edition, First paperback printing. 246 pages in total. The cover depicts an African-American man named Ben, and his fiancé, Birdie in the streets of Harlem being confronted by a hostile White man clenching his papers. A classic pulp soft cover, the illustrations are vibrant and meticulous, portraying glimpses of Harlem in the background. Beautiful shades of red, blue, and gold radiate throughout the cover's detailed illustrations of the characters. The cover reads "He came up North for freedom and got---Harlem!" on the top margin, followed by the title The Darker Brother, in bold black lettering. The back cover reads in bold red letters "Born the Wrong Color". Octavo. An African-American man named Ben from Florida starts a new life in Harlem, New York after escaping the prejudices that followed him throughout the South. Optimistic, he plans to marry his fiancé, Birdie, in Harlem. Yet he is met with major obstacles, as he soon finds out that "North or South, his skin looked just as dark to prejudiced eyes". Minor creasing on the bottom right cover and minor chipping on the spine, not affecting text or illustrations. Clean and in very good condition.