Tuskegee, AL: The Negro Year Book Publishing Company, 1919. First Edition. Early edition of Work's annual compilation of statistics and facts regarding African-American life and culture (issued from 1912 to 1952). Simultaneously issued in cloth; the wrappered issues, especially from this period, are extremely fragile. Wrappered Issue. Octavo (22cm); original printed wrappers; viii,523,pp. Wrappers shelfworn, with shallow losses to spine ends and corners, a few splits to joints, and fully detached from textblock; text is toned as usual, with tiny nicks, tears, and creases to text edges; Good, complete copy.