Feb 26, 2009 - Sale 2171

Sale 2171 - Lot 268

Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
(LITERATURE AND POETRY.) DUNBAR, PAUL LAWRENCE. Oak and Ivy * Memorial Service in Honor of Our Deceased Poet Paul Lawrence Dunbar. 62 pages. 8vo, original cloth quite worn and damp-stained; single small 4to leaf, folded to form four printed pages. Dayton, Ohio, 1893; 1906

Additional Details

first edition, with a pencil note on the front free end paper "Nell Long, Dec. 25, 1908 from Mrs. M. G. Dunbar." Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the daughter of Mrs. Long to the effect that this book was given to her mother, a neighbor of Mrs. Dunbar. Mrs. Long acquired the memorial program at Dunbar''s funeral service. The service was held at the Zion Baptist Church in Dayton, with Mrs. M.J. Dunbar as a "guest of honor." This is the first example of the memorial service program that we have ever seen.