New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1925 [but 1928]. "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. Early printing, with "I-C" code on copyright page (September, 1928). Octavo (19.5cm); patterned paper-covered boards and black cloth backstrip, with printed title labels mounted to spine and front cover; xviii,108,pp; illus. Clipped signature of the author ("Yours sincerely, Countee Cullen") mounted to half-title page. Contemporary owners name (in ink) to upper front endpaper, with her decorative bookplate to front pastedown; faint lean, sunning to spine label, with some mild board exposure to corners, and faint vertical crease to cover label; Very Good and sound.