Poems Of Cabin and Field
Paul Laurence Dunbar

New York: Dodd, Mead, 1902. First edition thus Olive green cloth with art nouveau design by Maragret Armstrong, gilt lettering, top edge gilt. Illustrated with photographs on each facing page by the Hampton Institute Camera Club and with further ornate margin decorations by Alice Morse. Collection of poetry in black dialect; the verses and accompanying photo illustrations provide a glimpse into the domestic life of the American Negro in the late 19th century. A tight copy (1902 dated gift inscription front free endpaper); slight darkening to the spine strip,, gilt lettering spine and cover still bright. An important collection by one of the foremost African American authors, enhanced by the photo illustrations. Near Fine Hardcover (Item ID: E18655)


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