New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1958.
First Edition, Fifth Printing.
Representative selections of African American folklore from ante-bellum days to the date of publication, and originating on the plantation and the levee, in Old New Orleans, Chicago and Harlem.
Sections include: Animal Tales, Animal Rhymes, Memories of Slavery, Sometimes in the Mind, God, Man and the Devil; Do You Call That a Preacher?; Ghost Stories; Black Magic and Chance; On The Levee; Amen Corner (Sermons - Prayers - Testimonials); Spirituals; Gospel Songs; Pastime Rhymes; Ballads; Blues; Work Songs; Street Cries; Playsongs and Games; The Jazz Folk; Harlem Jive; The "Problem"; Songs in the Folk Manner; Poetry in the Folk Manner; Prose in the Folk Manner.Item #901623
5-5/8 x 8-3/8", light grey cloth, xxxi, 624pp.
Soiling to edges of text block, crinkling and tears visible to front endpaper at joints (binding defect, but binding still tight and true – please see photos), free of owner’s names, square, near very good in good chipped dust wrapper (original $7.00 price has been crossed out and replace with “1.80” by previous seller).