Color [Inscribed]. AFRICAN AMERICANA, Countee CULLEN.

Color [Inscribed]

New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1925 [but 1931]. "The poet's first book of collected poems, characterized by their youthful and romantic spirit as well as indicating a concern for black heritage and race in such poems as "Heritage" and "The Shroud of Color" (PERRY 221). One of the most significant collections of poetry to emerge from the Harlem Renaissance. Reprint, with "D-F" code on copyright page (April, 1931). Octavo (19.75cm); hunter green cloth, with printed title labels mounted to spine and front cover; xviii,108,[2]pp; illus. With presentation inscription by the author on the front endpaper: "For India Newton / Cordially / Countee Cullen." Pictorial bookplate of the recipient on front pastedown, light wear to extremities, with sunning to spine label, with two small rubbed spots to cloth at lower spine; contents clean; Very Good+, lacking the dustjacket.

Price: $200.00

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