CANDLE-LIGHTN' TIME


8vo (6” x 8¾”). pp. 127. An unsigned Margaret Armstrong binding design in brown, pale yellow, dark green and gold on green rough linen weave cloth; with decorated half-title and title page with decorations and borders in pale green and/or black on every page, all by Armstrong. Includes frontis. and 50 additional illustrations after photographs.

Poems about African American family life in the American Antebellum South written in the vernacular dialect associated with that period and place.

Wallace and Smith called Dunbar's series of vernacular poems a "validation of African American vernacular traditions" and an "important predecessor to...the poets of the Harlem Renaissance".

The photographic illustrations dramatize African American life in rural Virginia as described in the book's nine poems.

A near fine copy with some slight tarnishing to the upper portion of the gold in the design. Scarce in this condition. BAL 4937; GE80.

Title: CANDLE-LIGHTN' TIME

Author Name: [ARMSTRONG, MARGARET(binding design and decorations)]; [HAMPTON INSTITUTE CAMERA CLUB (illustrations)]; DUNBAR, PAUL LAURENCE

Categories: American Publisher's Bindings, 20th C., DIALECT POETRY, PHOTOGRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION, VERNACULAR POETRY,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1901

Binding: cloth

Book Condition: Near fine

Seller ID: 2438

Keywords: margaret armstrong paul laurence dunbar publishers binding photographic illustrations