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New York Dodd, Mead and Company 1906 Hardcover 
8vo. in original publisher's red paisley cloth with paper label with illustration from photo, lettering and decoration pasted on front cover, and decorated paper title label on spine. Illustrated plates from photos by Leigh Richmond Miner with text and cover "decorations" by John Rae. Top edge gilt. 1st of this edition with photographic illustrations to Dunbar's poetry rendered in African-American dialect. Dunbar, (1872-1906), was considered the foremost African-American writer of his time and his poetry was popular within both the white and black communities. Contemporary "tribute to the memory of the late Paul Laurence Dunbar" from "The Bookman" laid in. An excellent copy. Blanck 4956. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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New York Dodd, Mead and Co 1904 Hardcover 
1st edition. 8vo in original green cloth with pictorial decoration on front cover and spine of daffodils with lettering in gilt. Spine slightly darkened, but front cover bright. Slight edge rubbing. Top edge gilt. Small initial stamp at top of front paste-down. Photos by Leigh Richmond Miner (1864-1935) of Hampton Institute, noted for his fine photographic documentation of black life on St. Helena's Island. Decorations by Margaret Armstrong, noted book design artist. Printed on heavy paper with decorative borders; text in black dialect. A very nice copy. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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