Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1943. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. 5 3/8 X 8 5/8 Inches. 189 PP. Very Good / Very Good. Item #1059
Stated "First Printing" on the copyright page. Housed in original dust jacket that retains the price of $2.50 on the front flap. An early collection of African American folktales from Mississippi. Bound in original tan cloth. Dust jacket worn at edges with a few small chips. From the DJ: "The book has an organic unity - it moves from the allegory of the Negro's bondage, to his life in a strange land, the occupations of the field and mill which have absorbed his energies and stimulated his song, his conception of the hereafter - the long voyage home - and finally his simple yet powerful expressions of freedom."