by White, Walter F
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1926. First Edition. Good. 300 pp. First edition, first printing. Signed by Walter F. White and warmly inscribed to George A. Towns. Towns was an African American educator at Atlanta University, civil rights activist, active NAACP member, and friend of W.E.B. Du Bois. Bound in publisher's decorated magenta cloth covered boards. Good. Light lean to binding, light staining to cloth, spine faded and with an area of tears to near foot which has been glued down. Pages toned. The second acclaimed novel by the noted Harlem Renaissance figure and leading civil rights activist, who led the NAACP from 1929-1955.
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