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New York: Knopf, 1927. Preface by Ralph Barton and an introduction by Frank Croninshield. Colored frontispiece, 56 black & white plates. Slim small 4to, black cloth, corners worn. New York: Alfred Knopf, 1927. First trade edition. Very good. Jose Miguel Covarrubias Duclaud (1904-1957) was a Mexican painter and caricaturist, ethnologist and art historian. He is best known for his research on Mesoamerican art, particularly of the Olmec culture. On the side, his drawings and caricatures garnered him a fair amount.....
New York: Warner, 2002. Edited by Henry Louis Gates. 338 pages, 8vo, two tone boards, dust wrapper (both boards and wrapper show light wear). New York: Warner Books, 2002. A very good copy in a very good dust wrapper. Written in the 1850s, this is the only known novel by a female African American slave, and is possibly the first novel written by a black woman anywhere. An important work.
Boston: Little Brown, 1925. Black & white illustrations. Thick 8vo, blue cloth-backed boards, paper spine label. d.w. Boston: Little Brown, 1925. Very good. New material covers the careers of famous theatrical managers, records the history of Negro minstrelsy, and celebrates the development of the "Yankeetype"
Austin: Thomas Taylor, 1977. Translated into English with an Introduction and Epilogue by John Fowles. Thin 4to, 1/4 blue morocco, over paste-paper boards. Austin: Thomas Taylor, 1977. Limited Edition. One of 500 copies,printed at the Bird & Bull Press, and signed by Fowles at the end of the Epilogue.