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Black Man's Verse by Davis, Frank Marshall - 1935

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Black Man's Verse by Davis, Frank Marshall - 1935

Black Man's Verse

by Davis, Frank Marshall

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Chicago: Black Cat Press, 1935. First Edition. Ownership signature on front flyleaf; small paper clip impression affecting that leaf and the following two; spine slightly rubbed; very good.. 8vo, 83pp; black cloth with decorative emblem on front in silver, spine stamped in silver. The poet and journalist's first book, with his own introduction. A significant figure in the "Black Chicago Renaissance" where he was involved in workshops with contemporaries including Richard Wright and Margaret Walker. Davis was very active politically and active in the labor and civil rights movements. In 1946, he moved to Hawaii where he remained until his death in 1987, rarely returning to the continental U.S.
  • Bookseller Locus Solus Rare Books US (US)
  • Book Condition Used - Ownership signature on front flyleaf; small paper clip impression affecting that leaf and the following two; spine slightly rubb
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  • Edition First Edition
  • Publisher Black Cat Press
  • Place of Publication Chicago
  • Date Published 1935

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by Davis, Frank Marshall

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Chicago: Black Cat Press, 1961. 51pp., frenchfold. One of 300 copies. A collection of poetry by Frank Marshall Davis, an African-American poet. Bound at Monastery Hill Bindery in full black calf with title on the spine. (Black Cat bibliography, p. 37; Bradbury, p. 20). (2 5/8 by 2 3/8; 66x59mm).
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Chicago: The Black Cat Press, 1935. Hardcover. Fine. First edition. Tall octavo. 83, [2]pp. Black cloth decorated and titled in silver. Cover decoration by artist Calvin Brazelton. Slightest rubbing at corners, fine. Signed on the title page: "Frank Marshall Davis. December 3, 1940." Additionally Inscribed by the author on the previous page referencing the then current upheaval in the world: "As a writer and as a member of a minority group, it is my wish that this thin tome will do its share toward helping other minority writers flee from persecution to these comparatively safe American shores. F.M.D. 1940." The first of the author's three volumes of poetry. Marshall, a left-wing poet and journalist began his career in Chicago in 1927 during the Great Migration, and later moved to Hawaii, where he was friends with the grandfather of Barack Obama, who mentions him in his autobiography, *Dreams From My Father*. A later reprint exists and is uncommon; this first edition is exceptionally so, especially… Read More
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