"Thenceforward and Forever Free" [Inscribed]. AFRICAN AMERICANA, Bess V. EHRMANN.

"Thenceforward and Forever Free" [Inscribed]

New York: Horizon House, 1945. First Edition. Octavo (21.25cm); burgundy boards, with titles stamped in gilt on front cover; dustjacket; frontispiece,[8],9-72pp. Generically inscribed by the author on the front endpaper. Slight forward lean, some faint, scattered soil to covers, with an old dampstain affecting upper corners of frontispiece and the following page; Very Good. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $1.00), lightly shelfworn and gently spine-sunned, with a few small nicks, tears, and creases, and shallow loss to spine ends; Very Good or better.

Collection of seven stories by the Indiana author and dramatist, which form "a heartwarming account of negro existence in the small towns of the United States. The reader will be engrossed by these intimate and authentic sketches about the humble and uneducated - but well-meaning, honest and intelligent - negro men and women, whose lives have amounted to something in their different localities and who have contributed so much to our urban life" (from front flap).

Price: $125.00

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