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117205
ULMANN, Doris, & Julia Peterkin.

Roll, Jordan, Roll.

Availability: In stock

Published: New York Robert O. Ballou, 1933

Stock Code: 117205

£1,250
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition, first printing, trade issue. Preceded by a deluxe limited issue of 350 copies signed by the author and photographer, printed on large paper and specially bound with 90 images. Uncommon in the jacket. Named after the spiritual written by Charles Wesley this collaboration by Ullmann and Peterkin focuses on the lives of second- and third-generation "free blacks" in the Gullah region of South Carolina. "Peterkin, a popular novelist who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1929, was born in South Carolina and raised by a black nursemaid who taught her the Gullah dialect before she learned standard English. She married the heir to Lang Syne, one of the state's richest plantations, which became the setting for Roll, Jordan, Roll" (Roth, 101 Books). Peterkin was at the time applauded for her telling of the accounts which accompanied Ulman's portraits, despite their paternalistic tone.

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Description

Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge black, others untrimmed. With the photographic dust jacket.

Illustrations

Frontispiece and 70 full-page photographic illustrations by Ulmann.

Condition

Spine rolled, light foxing to endpapers; an excellent copy in the jacket with foxing to edges and rear panel, small chips to spine ends and fold of front flap, small closed tear to head of front panel.

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