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(LITERATURE AND POETRY.) JONES, J. MCHENRY. Hearts of Gold, a Novel. 299 pages. Small 8vo, original decorative gilt-stamped cloth, some mottling; top of spine, lightly rubbed; errata slip inserted preceding title-page. Wheeling: Daily Intelligencer Steam Press, 1896
first edition of a very scarce novel a presentation copy inscribed "Allen Washington, compliments of the author." Maxwell Whiteman listed this as the thirteenth novel by an African-American author; however recent scholarship has made significant changes in both the order and verifiable authorship of his list. Subtracted are Emma Dunham Kelley's "Megda" and "Four Girls at Cottage City," and added is Harriet Wilson's "Our Nig."
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