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#35

[Book, 1773, 1966 ed.]
Wheatley, Phillis, 1753-1784
The poems of Phillis Wheatley
/ edited with an introduction by Julian D. Mason, Jr. – Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, [1773], 1966. – 113 p. : 6 b&w (portrait frontispiece) ill. ; 22.5 x 14.5 cm.
[“The first significant Negro writer in America... Phillis Wheatley, a young Boston slave ...[poems first] published in London in 1773.” – Inside front of dust jacket blurb. – “To Dorothy Porter with the thanks, compliments, and best wishes of Julian Mason...” – Inscription on second page of front end paper. – Contents: List of illustrations. – Introduction. – The reputation of Phillis Wheatley, poet. – A note on text. – Acknowledgments. – PART ONE: Poems on various subjects, religious and moral. – PART TWO: Miscellaneous poems. –Hard bound in light and dark green cloth with gilt lettering. – Photomechanical reproduction of two pages of a poem: “To the University of Cambridge, wrote in 1767” – On front and back end papers. – In dust jacket with engraved portrait of the poet on front]

#36

[Broadside, 1790-1820?]
[More, Hannah, 1745-1833] ?
A Negro woman’s lamentation. – London, England: Sold by Joseph Phillips, 18, Aldermanbury, and at the Depository, 37, Gracechurch Street (S. Bagster, Jun. Printer, 14, Bartholomew Close), [between 1790-1820?] – 1 sheet : ill. ; 20 x 24.5 cm.
[“Born on Afric’s golden coast,/ Once I was a blest as you; /Parents tender I could boast,/ Husband dear, and children too./ ...]

#37

Japanese jingles: being a few little verses which have appeared before in the “Japan Gazette” / by Mae St. John Bramhall. W

[Book, 1891]
Bramhall, Mae St. John
Japanese jingles: being a few little verses which have appeared before in the “Japan Gazette” / by Mae St. John Bramhall. Tokyo, Japan: Published by T. Hasegawa, 1891. 1 v. (unpaged): col. ill. ; 17 x 13.5 cm.
[Text in English; colophon in Japanese. Sole agents for the sale of this work: Kelly & Walsh Ld., Yokohama, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore. On half-title page. Printed on crepe paper on double leaves. Paper binding add later]

#38

[Book, 1920]
Pritchard, Myron T., 1853-
Ovington, Mary White, 1865-1951
The upward path / with an introduction by Robert R. Moton; compiled by Myron T. Pritchard and Mary White Ovington; illustrations by Laura Wheeler. – New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1920. – 255 p. : ill. ; 19.5 x 13.5 cm.
[“To the present time, there has been no collection of stories and poems by Negro writers, which colored children could read with interest and pleasure and in which they could find a mirror of the traditions and aspirations of their race. Realizing this lack... [the compilers] have brought together poems, stories, sketches and addresses which bear eloquent testimony to the richness of the literary product of our Negro writers.” – Forward: p. 5. – Partial contents: The boy and the bayonet / Paul Laurence Dunbar... Up from slavery / Booker T. Washington... My first school / W.E.B. DuBois... An hymn to the evening / Phyllis Wheatley... How I escaped / Frederick Douglass... Negro soldiers / Roscoe C. Jamison... Fifty years / James Weldon Johnson... Hard bound pictorial cloth with black lettering]

#39

[Book, 1927]
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967
Fine clothes to the Jew / by Langston Hughes. – New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1927. – 89 p. ; 19.5 x 13 cm.
[“The first eight and the last nine poems in this book are written after the manner of the Negro folk-songs known as Blues. ... – A Note on Blues, p. [p.13] – “The type in which this book has been set (on the Linotype) is based on the design of Caslon. ... Set up, electrotyped and printed by the Vail-Ballou Press, Inc., Binghamton, N.Y. Paper furnished by Henry Lindenmeyr & Sons, New York. Bound by H. Wolff Estate, New York.” – Colophon. – Paper bound boards covered in purple silk with gilt lettering]

#40

[Book, 1927, 1930 printing]
Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938.
God’s trombones: seven Negro sermons in verse / by James Weldon Johnson; drawings by Aaron Douglas; lettering by C.B. Falls. – New York: Viking Press, c1927, 5th printing, July 1930. – 56 p. : [8] b&w ill. ; 23 x 16 cm.
Contents: Preface. – Listen, Lord–a prayer. – The creation. – The prodigal son. – Go down death–a funeral sermon. – Noah build the Ark. – The crucifixion. – Let my people go. – The judgment day. – Each sermon preceded by full page b&w illustration by Aaron Douglas and title lettering in gold by C.B. Falls. – Printed in gold on hard paper cover; title and author’s name in Gothic-style lettering by C.B. Falls.]

#41

[Book, 1928]
Johnson, Georgia Douglas Camp, 1886-1966.
An autumn love cycle / Georgia Douglas Johnson. – [1st ed.] – New York: Harold Vinal, Limited, 1928. – 70, i.e., [71] p. ; frontispiece : 19.5 x 13.5 cm.
[“This book was designed by Robert S. Josephy and printed under his supervision at the Vail-Ballou Press, Binghamton, New York. – Colophon, p. [71]“To Dorothy Porter, with affection & pleasant memories, Georgia Douglas Johnson” – Signed dedication on second page of end papers. – “Dorothy Burnett Porter, Feb. 1930” – Signed at top of first end paper page. – Hard bound with stamped floral multi-colored pattern on front, spine and back. Title and author’s name printed in red on while labels on front and spine]

#42

[Book, 1934]
Guillén, Nicolás, 1902-
West Indies, Ltd. : poemas / Nicolás Guillén. – La Habana, Cuba: Imp. Ucar, García, 1934. – 48 p. ; 22 x 16 cm.
[“Portada [cover] de Hernández Cárdenas.” – verso of cover. – Paper bound]

#43

[Book, 1942]
Guillén, Nicolás, 1902-
Sóngoro cosongo y otros poemas / de Nicolás Guillén; con una carta de Don Miguel de Unamuno. – [La Habana, Cuba]: La Veronica, [1942] – 120, [i.e., 123] p. : port. ; 17 x 13 cm.
[Contents: Carta de Unamuno. – De “Sóngoro cosongo”. – De “West Indies Ltd.” – De “Cantos para soldados y sones para turistas”. – De “El son entero”. – Vocabulario: p. 119-120. – Paper bound in cellophane wrapper. – “Este libro se acabó de imprimir en la imprenta “La Veronica” de Manuel Altolaguirre, el día 12 de Mayo de 1942. La Habana, Cuba.” – Colophon]

#44

[Book, 1948]
Guillén, Nicolás, 1902-
Cuba libre : poems / by Nicolás Guillén; translated from the Spanish by Langston Hughes and Ben Frederic Carruthers; illustrated by Gar Gilbert. – Los Angeles : Anderson & Ritchie: The Ward Ritchie Press, 1948. – 98, [i.e. 99] p. : ill. ; 27.5 x 19 cm.
[Contents: Introduction by Ben Frederic Carruthers. – Unamuno to Guillén. – Cuban blues. – Habaneros. – West Indies. – Songs for soldiers. – Here we are! – Federico. – Mulatto poems. – Propositions. – “Cuba libre was designed and handset in Legend and Janson types and printed on Old Ivory Linweave Early American Paper in a limited edition of 500 copies by Albert Yarrish, Caroline Anderson, and Joseph Simon. Presswork by Earl F. Myers, December 1948.” – Colophon. – Hard bound pictorial paper boards]

#45

[Book, 1967, 1969 printing]
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967
Don’t you turn back : poems / by Langston Hughes; selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins; woodcuts by Ann Grifalconi. – New York: Alfred A. Knopf, c1967, 1969. – 78, i.e., [86] p. : col. ill. ; 24 x 17 cm.
[Index of titles: p. [81] – Index of first lines: p. [82] – About the author: p. [83]
Biographies of Hopkins and Grifalconi: p. [85-86] – Hard bound (dark gray cloth with embossed image of a child leaning on a shovel) – In dust jacket (image by Grifalconi)]

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