Johnson, James Weldon
Title The Book Of American Negro Spirituals & The Second Book Of Negro Spirituals
Binding Oversize Cloth Without Dj.
Edition First Edition
Publisher New York The Viking Press 1925
Seller ID 010417
INSCRIBED, SIGNED AND DATED BY JAMES WELDON JOHNSON. A very rare 2 volume collection of Negro Spirituals that were edited by Johnson. Each vol. contains 61 spirituals. Vol. 1.is a 2nd printing and has been signed by Johnson in 1936. Bookplate on pastedown. The 2nd vol. is a first printing and was also inscribed and signed by Johnson in 1936 and also has a bookplate on the pastedown. Johnson was an important figure in the Harlem Renaissance and was also a lyricist, poet, teacher, lawyer and was also an influential Civl Rights activist. Postcard of a stamp honoring Johnson laid in. Lacking the dustjackets. Very minute wear tot he edges of the covers and light soiling to the top edges, otherwise these are nice clean copies and uncommon to find them inscribed. Sold as a collection only.
SPIRITUALS, African Americans, Songs, Signed Books, Music Negro,