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by Peterkin, Julia & Doris Ulmann

Condition: A fine copy

New York: Ballou, 1934. Second edition (stated). Hardcover. A fine copy. Doris Ulmann. Text by Julia Peterkin, and with photographs by Doris Ulmann. This book describes the religious life and community of the Gullah, a group of people of African descent living in the coastal areas of South Carolina and Georgia. Wonderfully illustrated with Ulmann's black and white photographs. An exploration of this book, and the relationship between its text and images, it becomes clear that Ulmann's photographs should be considered as artworks that function independently of the text. Rebound in a simple but elegant full blue morocco, marble end-papers, with raised bands and gilt lettering.

  • Bookseller: Ed Smith Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 13742
  • Author: Peterkin, Julia & Doris Ulmann
  • Illustrator:Doris Ulmann
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - A fine copy
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: Second edition (stated)
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Ballou
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1934
  • Keywords: photography, the Gullah, South Carolina, slaves, Georgia, Africa, second edition


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