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BOOKS AND ART BY
JAMES AMOS PORTER
1905-1970

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#14

[Drawing, 192-?]
Porter, James A., 1905-1970
Dorothy Porter: early sketch
Paper, pencil
20 x 12 cm.
[Framed: 41.5 x 36 cm.]

#15

[Drawing, 1922]
Porter, James A., 1905-1970
The artist at 22
Paper, pencil
12.5 x 7.5 cm.
[Framed: 40 x 34.5 cm.]

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#16

Book, 1943]
Porter, James A., 1905-1970
Modern Negro art / by James A. Porter. – [1st ed.] – New York: Published at 103 Park Avenue by the Dryden Press, 1943. – 272 p.: ill. ; 21.5 x 15 cm.
Contents: Chapter I, Negro craftsmen and artists of pre-Civil War days. – II, Freemen as artists: the pioneers. – III, Transition to freedom. – IV, The fourth generation: new values. – V, At the turn of the century. – VI, The new Negro movement. – VII, The new horizons of painting. – VII, The new sculpture. – IX, Naïve and popular painting and sculpture. – X, Progress in the graphic arts. – Appendix: Memorabilia of the early Negro artist, p. 168. – Notes: p. 173-182. – Bibliography: p. 183-192. – Index: p. 193-200. – List of illustrations: p. 2-5. – “With eighty- five halftone plates” – Title page. – “To Lula with love and with a glad appreciation of the fact that she thinks this book will foster our friendship, Jimmy, ?43” – Inscription on title page. – “Ex Libris, Lula Allan” – Bookplate designed by James A. Porter on inside front cover. – “Designed by Burnshaw” – Verso of title page. – Hard bound in gray cloth with black lettering on spine. – In dust jacket with reproduction of the painting illustrated on p. 233 by: Malvin Gray Johnson: Roll, Jordan, Roll (oil, 1933). Courtesy, Harmon Foundation)]

#17

[Book, 1944]
Porter, James A., 1905-1970
Trent-Johns, Altona
Play songs of the deep south / by Altona Trent-Johns; illustrated by James A. Porter. – 1st ed. – Washington, D.C.: The Associated Publishers, Inc., 1944. – 33 p. : ill. ; 28 x 20.5 cm.
[“Our beautiful and poignant Negro Spirituals are well known but the spirit of play as shown in the “Play Songs” of Negro children throughout the South is not so familiar to the general public. This little collection of twelve “Play Songs” and a Negro Lullaby is arranged with the hope that they will give pleasure to all children. ... These songs are all the more interesting because they use the Pentatonic Scale which the Spirituals also use.” – Preface. – Hard bound in orange with black lettering. – In dust jacket with reproduction of the drawing from p. 19]

#18

[Book, 1949]
Porter, James A., 1905-1970
Hambly, Wilfrid Dyson,1886-
Talking animals / by Wilfrid D. Hambly; illustrated by James A. Porter. – [1st ed.] – Washington, D.C.: The Associated Publishers, Inc., 1949. – 100 p. : ill. ; 28 x 20.5 cm.
[“Wilfrid D. Hambly, author of: With a Motor Truck in West Africa; Clever hands of the African Negro; Jamba, story of an African hunter. – Curator of African Ethnology, Chicago Natural History Museum” – Title page. – Contents: Introduction: why stories are told. – I, Who tells these stories? – II, Some puzzling questions. – III, The quest for honey. – IV, Slow and sure. – V, Boys and birds. – VI, Adventures of hare. – VII, The man eaters. – VIII, The little animals. – Hard bound in gray cloth with black lettering. – In dust jacket with illustration from p. 45]

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