[AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE] BROWN, Sterling
The Negro in American Fiction (Bronze Booklet Number 6)
Washington, D.C. The Associates in Negro Folk Education, 1937. First Edition. Small octavo (21cm). Original decorated wrappers; 209pp. Inscribed on title page: "For Guy Johnson/with best wishes/Sterling Brown," undated but apparently contemporary. Bit of mild external wear, else Near Fine. Very nice association between Sterling Brown, a leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance, and Johnson, a pioneering folklorist and sociologist of African-American music and culture. Johnson (1901-1991) was associated with the Institute for Research in Social Science at the University of North Carolina from 1924 until his retirement in the late 1960s.