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SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR (LITERATURE.) James Weldon Johnson. God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse. 8 plates. , 56 pages. 4to, cloth-backed decorative paper-covered boards, minor wear; partly unopened; printed in black and gold; inscribed on front free endpaper "Sincerely, James Weldon Johnson, February 8 1929." New York: Viking Press, 1927
First edition, second printing, of the best-known literary work by the lyricist behind "Lift Every Voice and Sing." The 8 illustrations are by Aaron Douglas, and the section title lettering is by white artist Charles Buckles Falls (known for his World War One posters such as "Books Wanted for Our Men").