signed first edition 8vo., pictorial cloth in dust jacket; 286 pages
1945 · Chicago
by BOTKIN, B.A.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1945. First Edition. Signed by B.A. Botkin on the front endpaper, dated by him "August 13, 1949." Uncommon to find first edition copies, particularly signed by Botkin, who was the former Chief of the Archive of American Folk Song in the Library of Congress. This book is a selection of excerpts and compete narratives from the Slave Narrative Collection of the Federal Writers' Project- from the memories and the lips of former slaves to planters and overseers. A nice signed copy!. 8vo., pictorial cloth in dust jacket; 286 pages. Illustrated. Very Good (covers nice, contents clean & tight); moderate edgewear (nicks, short tears, little rubbing, price-clipped) d/j.
(Inventory #: 57275)