American Negro Poetry

New York: Hill & Wang, 1963. Uncorrected Proof. A rare uncorrected proof copy of this landmark collection of African-American poetry, edited by Arna Bontemps. There are 172 poems by 55 poets, including Langston Hughes, Sterling A. Brown, Jean Toomer, James Weldon Johnson, Richard Wright, Countee Cullen, LeRoi Jones, Clarence Major, Robert Hayden, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Margaret Walker, Gwendolyn Brooks, Frank Yerby, Bontemps himself, and many others. Folio, 130 comb-bound galley sheets, lacking the Bontemps introduction that appeared in the published edition. Publicity information taped inside the front cover. Minor sunning and creasing, with a couple small tears and some stray numbers in ink to a few pages. A Very Good copy. It's likely that only a small number of proofs were produced. We find no others in the market. RARE. Item #1150

Price: $500.00

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