Boston: Beacon Press, (1974). First edition thus. Drawings by E. Simms Campbell. Paperback. Octavo. xxxvii,135 pages. Very good, with some light extremity rubs and touches of fading to spine and front cover.
Inscribed and signed copy of this authorized reprint of Sterling Brown's first book, originally published in 1932. This collection presents the lives of poor rural Black folks with dignity and poignancy, often in dialect.
Brown was part of the Harlem Renaissance literary movement, taught for many years at Howard University, and in 1984 the District of Columbia named him its first Poet Laureate.
This is the first paperback printing of the 1932 edition, with a new Introduction by Sterling Stuckey.