Mar 30, 2017 - Sale 2441

Sale 2441 - Lot 382

Price Realized: $ 7,800
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
HER BEST WORK INSCRIBED (LITERATURE AND POETRY.) HURSTON, ZORA NEALE. Their Eyes Were Watching God. 286 pages. 8vo, original decorative orange cloth; spine extremities rubbed with slight loss of cloth; Inscribed 'To Mollie Lewis." Philadelphia: Lippincott, [1937]

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inscribed 'for mollie lewis, a throne ornament from the right side in heaven, zora neale hurston, Jan 9, 1938." Lewis was Mollie Moon's maiden name. Hurston's inscription is a bit arcane, as is normal with Zora's inscriptions. Loosely laid in are the fragments of the dust jacket, as well as a long review in the New York Times, by John Chamberlain. A very nice association copy. Mollie and Henry Lee Moon were activists, and prominent in the NAACP. Henry Lee was in charge of public relations for the NAACP.