Feb 21, 2008 - Sale 2137

Sale 2137 - Lot 246

Estimate: $ 300 - $ 500
(LITERATURE AND POETRY.) TORRENCE, RIDGELY. Granny Maumee, The Rider of Dreams, Simon the Cyrenean. Plays for a Negro Theatre. 8vo, original paper-covered boards with title in gilt on the spine; slight wear to base of the spine; and printed label on the upper cover. New York, 1917

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first edition, Inscribed by Torrence on the front end-paper. A collection of plays by the white playwright, written specially for an entirely black cast and one of the first Broadway productions to feature black actors. James Weldon called this "the most important single event in the entire history of the Negro in the American theatre."