Miguel Covarrubias. Very Good+ No Jacket. Octavo. 342pgs.10 black and white illustrations by Miguel Covarr Clay Colored cloth. Embossed dark brown lettering with alligator on front panel There is offsetting to the endpapers, light toning to the pages, no writing or marks. Overal a tight, square copy. a treasury of black America's folklore as collected by a famous storyteller and anthropologist who grew up hearing the songs and sermons, sayings and tall tales that have formed an oral history of the South since the time of slavery.
Very Good. First edition, first printing. Very Good, with darkening to spine cloth, fraying to inner corners near crown (heavier at rear), previous owner bookplate to front paste down, pages toned, and early pages bumped toward top fore edge. A solid copy, lacking the dust jacket.
Covarrubias, Miguel. with an introduction by Franz Boas, 10 illustrations by Miguel Covarrubias. 8vo, pp. 342. Tan cloth stamped in black. Cover slightly worn at corners and ends of spine, o/w a VG tight copy. Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), novelist, anthropologist and folklorist, was born in Alabama. Miguel Covarrubias (1904-1957), artist and anthropologist, was born in Mexico City; she moved to New York City in 1923, and his artwork was soon published in various periodicals, including Vanity Fair, Fortune and The New Yorker.
Near Fine in Very Good jacket. First UK edition of this scarce Harlem Renaissance title. A lovely near fine example in mauve cloth in very good priced dustwrapper with split at rear fold. Considerably scarcer edition than the US counterpart which precedes by one year.
Very good book with no dust jacket. Inscribed by the author. 343 pages. First edition, first printing. Illustrated by Miguel Covarrubias. Introduction by Franz Boas. Her study of African-American folklore in the South. Inscribed by Hurst 1935 on the first title page. Very good+ book with light wear to the corners. A beautiful and unique copy!
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