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.
Binding is lightly rubbed on spine, with small bump on rear cover (at tip of one corner), else a near fine copy (with text and Covarruias illustrations fresh and clean) in very good, price-clipped dust jacket. The pictorial dust jacket (reproducing a... HURSTON, Zora Neale. MULES AND MEN. With an Introduction by Franz Boas. 10 Illustrations by Miguel Covarrubias. Octavo, brown pictorial cloth, 343 pages, illustrated (with 10 plates by Miguel Covarrubias). Contains a one-page foreword by Franz Boas, followed by Zora Neale Hurston's anthropological studies documenting African-American folklore in the South. 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; he 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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