Item #901623 The Book of Negro Folklore. Langston Hughes, Arna Bontemps.
The Book of Negro Folklore
The Book of Negro Folklore
The Book of Negro Folklore

The Book of Negro Folklore

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).

Price: $150.00