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CUNARD, Nancy, ed.

Negro Anthology. 1931-1933.

Published: London: Wishart & Co, 1934

Stock code: 88793

Price: £15,000

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First edition, first impression, first issue binding of rough brown cloth. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the verso of the front blank, “To Josephine Herbst, Comradely, Nancy Cunard”. Herbst was an American writer and journalist and active member of the Communist Party. She contributed a piece to the Anthology, “Lynching in the Quiet Manner” on the Scottsboro Boys’ case, and loosely inserted in this copy is a typed letter signed from Cunard to Herbst reading, “Dear Collaborator, I am glad to be able to send you your copy of the Anthology you helped to make. As you see it is a very large volume and has, consequently, been very expensive to produce. It is therefore my hope that each collaborator will endeavour to secure an order for the sale of one copy, ordered direct from Messrs. Wishart, 9 John Street, Adelphi, London, or the usual booksellers. And, if possible, out of justice to our subject, to arouse interest in the press and reviews. Yours for the freeing of the innocent Scottsboro boys and the true emancipation of Negro peoples, Nancy Cunard”. Loosely inserted is a mimeographed document, “Some Facts on the Scottsboro Case” by Milton Howard.

Quarto. Original brown cloth, titles to spine and upper board in red, top edge dyed brown. Illustrations throughout. A little rubbed at extremities, head of spine creased, spotting and toning to contents, insect damage to front pastedown and title page. A good copy.

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