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.
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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