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    One of the First Books to Depict African-Americans as Real People and Not Stereotypes; Illustrated with Ninety Beautiful Photogravure Prints and with the Rare Signed Print

    [Doris Ulmann, Photographer]. Julia Peterkin. Roll, Jordan, Roll. New York: Robert O. Ballou, [1933]. First edition, one of 350 copies signed by Ulmann and Peterkin and with the rare loose photogravure plate signed by Ulmann laid-in (this being copy number 332). Quarto. Approximately 11 x 8 inches. 341, [1, signed limitation page], [2, blank] pages. With ninety full-page hand-pulled copper photogravure plates inserted throughout. Tissue-guards laid-in. Publisher's half linen over brown paper beveled boards. Front board decoratively stamped in blind, spine lettered in gilt. Spine and binding soiled, some rubbing to binding, some offsetting to text, some edgewear to loose signed plate. A very good copy of this magnificent work about former slaves and their descendents in the Gullah area of South Carolina. "Peterkin is a Southern white woman, but she has the eye and the ear to see beauty and know truth." (W. E. B. DuBois).

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    April, 2013
    10th Wednesday
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