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(LITERATURE AND POETRY.) JOHNSON, JAMES WELDON. Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man. 211 pages. 8vo, original smooth black cloth in dust jacket. The latter evenly toned, spine faded with some light rubbing to the extremities, the binding slightly skewed; rear hinge started, but firm. Garden City, N.Y: Garden City Publishers, (1927)
a reprint of the second edition, which was the first edition to bear the author's name.This copy is inscribed and signed by Johnson: "Sincerely, James Weldon Johnson, Lake Mohonk, September 22nd, 1936."One of the great African American novels of the 20th century, Johnson's "Autobiography" was rediscovered at the onset of the Harlem Renaissance in 1927.
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