CUNARD, Nancy (1896-1965, editor). Negro. London: The Ballantyne Press and The Utopia Press [pp. I-III] for Nancy Cunard at Wishart & Co, 1934.
4° (310 x 245mm). One folding colour-printed map and illustrations, some full-page, by Leonardson & Co. (A few leaves lightly creased, with marginal inkmarks or short tears.) Original brown cloth [earlier state of binding], upper board and spine lettered in red, lower board with map of North America printed in red, top edge stained brown (spine a little faded, corners lightly rubbed). Provenance: Henry Sotheran Ltd, London (bookseller's ticket on upper pastedown)--Henry Devenish Harben (b.1874, bookplate on upper pastedown).
FIRST EDITION IN THE FIRST BINDING. Cunard's monumental anthology of commentaries and articles on many aspects of black life, culture and politics, with contributions by George Antheil, René Crevel, Henry W. Crowder, Cunard, Norman Douglas, Theodore Dreiser, Langston Hughes, William Plomer, William Carlos Williams, and others. This copy is from the library of the Fabian writer and barrister Henry Devenish Harben, author of The Rural Problem (London: 1913), Labour and the Land (London: 1921), Diary Written During a Visit to Russia in September and October 1930 (London: 1930), Japan and Back (Welwyn: 1936) and other works. Gallup Pound (1983) B33.