Chicago: 1911., Forbes and Company,
Chicago: 1911., Forbes and Company, 1911. Hardcover. 128 pages, 2 leaves advts., on coated paper with floral sepia borders (paper flaw in margin of p. 37). Lyrics in various meters (without music): De Cushville hop, De bugle on de hill, How come it so?, Ole Bossie Cow, Down de Mississippi, De massa, Jes' take mah advice, Nobody knows, Appearances, De watahmellon splosion, De sun's comin' back, Thanksgibin' in Ole Virginny, Gathah in yo' grain, Like de old mule bes', Little 'Rasmus, Coonie in de holler, Beulah Lan', Lef' de ole hoss out, Zaccheus, De clouds am gwine to pass, A casual observation, God only knows, De ribah ob life, Angeliny, Little Jude, De blackbird fetched de spring, A record f'om 'way back, Gittin' into shape, Patriotism and a pension, De spring-house, Decorate de cabin, Grave matters, A retrospection, Pinkey, De eyarfquake, Injun summah, Undah obligations, De good ship. Interspersed with 29 halftone photographs, partly by Leigh Richmond Miner of Hampton Institute, showing Black people in rural settings of a century ago. Prior copyrights (for poems originally published elsewhere) 1894, 1898 by Aseneth Bell King. Fine orig. ornamented green cloth, figured brown endpapers.