[Book, 1773, 1966
Wheatley, Phillis, 1753-1784
The poems of Phillis
/ edited with an introduction by Julian D. Mason, Jr.
Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, , 1966.
113 p. : 6 b&w (portrait frontispiece) ill. ; 22.5 x 14.5 cm.
[The first significant Negro writer in America... Phillis Wheatley, a
young Boston slave ...[poems first] published in London in 1773.
Inside front of dust jacket blurb. To Dorothy Porter with the
thanks, compliments, and best wishes of Julian Mason...
Inscription on second page of front end paper. Contents: List of
illustrations. Introduction. The reputation of Phillis Wheatley,
poet. A note on text. Acknowledgments. PART ONE: Poems on
various subjects, religious and moral. PART TWO: Miscellaneous poems.
Hard bound in light and dark green cloth with gilt lettering.
Photomechanical reproduction of two pages of a poem: To the University of
Cambridge, wrote in 1767 On front and back end papers. In
dust jacket with engraved portrait of the poet on front]
[More, Hannah, 1745-1833] ?
A Negro womans
lamentation. London, England: Sold by Joseph Phillips, 18,
Aldermanbury, and at the Depository, 37, Gracechurch Street (S. Bagster, Jun.
Printer, 14, Bartholomew Close), [between 1790-1820?] 1 sheet : ill. ;
20 x 24.5 cm.
[Born on Africs golden coast,/ Once I was a blest
as you; /Parents tender I could boast,/ Husband dear, and children too./
Bramhall, Mae St. John
Japanese jingles: being a
few little verses which have appeared before in the Japan
Gazette / by Mae St. John Bramhall. Tokyo, Japan: Published by T.
Hasegawa, 1891. 1 v. (unpaged): col. ill. ; 17 x 13.5 cm.
[Text in English;
colophon in Japanese. Sole agents for the sale of this work: Kelly & Walsh
Ld., Yokohama, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore. On half-title page. Printed on
crepe paper on double leaves. Paper binding add later]
Pritchard, Myron T., 1853-
Ovington, Mary White,
The upward path / with an introduction by Robert R.
Moton; compiled by Myron T. Pritchard and Mary White Ovington; illustrations by
Laura Wheeler. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1920. 255
p. : ill. ; 19.5 x 13.5 cm.
[To the present time, there has been no
collection of stories and poems by Negro writers, which colored children could
read with interest and pleasure and in which they could find a mirror of the
traditions and aspirations of their race. Realizing this lack... [the
compilers] have brought together poems, stories, sketches and addresses which
bear eloquent testimony to the richness of the literary product of our Negro
writers. Forward: p. 5. Partial contents:
The boy and the bayonet / Paul Laurence Dunbar... Up from slavery
/ Booker T. Washington... My first school / W.E.B. DuBois... An hymn
to the evening / Phyllis Wheatley... How I escaped / Frederick
Douglass... Negro soldiers / Roscoe C. Jamison... Fifty years /
James Weldon Johnson... Hard bound pictorial cloth with black lettering]
Fine clothes to the Jew / by Langston
Hughes. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1927. 89 p. ; 19.5 x 13 cm.
[The first eight and the last nine poems in this book are written
after the manner of the Negro folk-songs known as Blues. ... A
Note on Blues, p. [p.13] The type in which this book has been set
(on the Linotype) is based on the design of Caslon. ... Set up, electrotyped
and printed by the Vail-Ballou Press, Inc., Binghamton, N.Y. Paper furnished by
Henry Lindenmeyr & Sons, New York. Bound by H. Wolff Estate, New
York. Colophon. Paper bound boards covered in purple
silk with gilt lettering]
[Book, 1927, 1930
Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938.
trombones: seven Negro sermons in verse / by James Weldon Johnson;
drawings by Aaron Douglas; lettering by C.B. Falls. New York: Viking
Press, c1927, 5th printing, July 1930. 56 p. :  b&w ill. ; 23 x
Contents: Preface. Listen, Lorda prayer.
The creation. The prodigal son. Go down deatha funeral
sermon. Noah build the Ark. The crucifixion. Let my people
go. The judgment day. Each sermon preceded by full page b&w
illustration by Aaron Douglas and title lettering in gold by C.B. Falls.
Printed in gold on hard paper cover; title and authors name in
Gothic-style lettering by C.B. Falls.]
Johnson, Georgia Douglas Camp, 1886-1966.
An autumn love
cycle / Georgia Douglas Johnson. [1st ed.] New York:
Harold Vinal, Limited, 1928. 70, i.e.,  p. ; frontispiece : 19.5 x
[This book was designed by Robert S. Josephy and printed
under his supervision at the Vail-Ballou Press, Binghamton, New York.
Colophon, p.  To Dorothy Porter, with affection
& pleasant memories, Georgia Douglas Johnson Signed dedication
on second page of end papers. Dorothy Burnett Porter, Feb.
1930 Signed at top of first end paper page. Hard bound with
stamped floral multi-colored pattern on front, spine and back. Title and
authors name printed in red on while labels on front and spine]
Guillén, Nicolás, 1902-
West Indies, Ltd. :
poemas / Nicolás Guillén. La Habana, Cuba: Imp.
Ucar, García, 1934. 48 p. ; 22 x 16 cm.
[cover] de Hernández Cárdenas. verso of cover.
Guillén, Nicolás, 1902-
cosongo y otros poemas / de Nicolás Guillén; con una
carta de Don Miguel de Unamuno. [La Habana, Cuba]: La Veronica, 
120, [i.e., 123] p. : port. ; 17 x 13 cm.
[Contents: Carta de
Unamuno. De Sóngoro cosongo. De West
Indies Ltd. De Cantos para soldados y sones para
turistas. De El son entero. Vocabulario: p.
119-120. Paper bound in cellophane wrapper. Este libro se
acabó de imprimir en la imprenta La Veronica de Manuel
Altolaguirre, el día 12 de Mayo de 1942. La Habana, Cuba.
Guillén, Nicolás, 1902-
Cuba libre :
poems / by Nicolás Guillén; translated from the Spanish
by Langston Hughes and Ben Frederic Carruthers; illustrated by Gar Gilbert.
Los Angeles : Anderson & Ritchie: The Ward Ritchie Press, 1948.
98, [i.e. 99] p. : ill. ; 27.5 x 19 cm.
Introduction by Ben Frederic Carruthers. Unamuno to Guillén.
Cuban blues. Habaneros. West Indies. Songs for
soldiers. Here we are! Federico. Mulatto poems.
Propositions. Cuba libre was designed and handset in Legend and
Janson types and printed on Old Ivory Linweave Early American Paper in a
limited edition of 500 copies by Albert Yarrish, Caroline Anderson, and Joseph
Simon. Presswork by Earl F. Myers, December 1948. Colophon.
Hard bound pictorial paper boards]
[Book, 1967, 1969
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967
Dont you turn
back : poems / by Langston Hughes; selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins;
woodcuts by Ann Grifalconi. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, c1967, 1969.
78, i.e.,  p. : col. ill. ; 24 x 17 cm.
titles: p.  Index of first lines: p.  About
the author: p. 
Biographies of Hopkins and
Grifalconi: p. [85-86] Hard bound (dark gray cloth with embossed
image of a child leaning on a shovel) In dust jacket (image by