New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1920. First Edition. Selected essays, including pieces on the sexologist Havelock Ellis; Oscar Hammerstein; and "Negro Theatre." Van Vechten is best known for his photographs of prominent figures of the Harlem Renaissance as well as his controversial novel Nigger Heaven (1926). Octavo (19.5cm.); original boards, blue printed paper labels mounted to upper cover and spine, yellow dust jacket printed in red; 347pp. Shallow chipping along jacket extremities, the largest chip approx. 1/2-inch long, none affecting text; jacket spine faded as is the spine paper label; Fine in an About Very Good copy of the fragile dust jacket.