Mar 29, 2018 - Sale 2471

Sale 2471 - Lot 245

Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
(LITERATURE.) Brown, Sterling A. Southern Road. Woodcut illustrations by E. Simms Campbell. xv, 135 pages. 8vo, publisher's 1/4 russet cloth over boards, extremities rubbed with light exposure; endpaper gutters toned. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1932]

Additional Details

first edition, inscribed by the author on the front endpaper "in fellowship" to Donald Young. Additional inscription below to lyricist Yip Harburg of "Over the Rainbow" fame: "One of my eleven fans, with best wishes, Sterling A. Brown (S.A. Greer) (Senator Billboard Rawkins) 1955." Brown's inscription incorporates the name of his famous poetic character Slim Greer, who relied on his wit to disarm his white persecutors, as well as one of Harburg's famous creations, the bigoted senator from the musical Finian's Rainbow.