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An Idyl of The South: An Epic Poem in Two Parts

Whitman, Albery A.

Published by Metaphysical Publishing Co., New York, 1901
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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First edition. Very scarce. Hardcover in pale gren cloth lettered in glt. 126 pp. A tight example but with some soiling and staining about the edges of the front cover, some light wear and darkening to the spine strip. Laid in is a single sheet promotional note from the publisher sayinmg that along with the copy of this book they were also sending another (unnamed) "literary work of a colored man, born in slavery.unique among African people, and as such we believe it will attract the attention of the entire colored race." Albery Allson Whitney was a black poet, orator and minister. He was born into slavery in Kentucky in 1851; after he was freed, he attended Wilberforce University and became known as "The Poet Laureate of The Negro Race". He died the year this book was published. Bookseller Inventory # E14656B

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Title: An Idyl of The South: An Epic Poem in Two ...

Publisher: Metaphysical Publishing Co., New York

Publication Date: 1901

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: First edition.

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