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1 Greenwood, Alice D. O. CAWN DODGAHS.
The Library Shelf [Chicago]. 1910. (1910). First Edition Hard Cover 
1st edition. 65pp. sm8vo. Slate blue boards illustrated in green & quarter bound in cream paper. 10 small b/w illustrations of Afro-American children. The author's poems are written in a Southern Afro-American dialect and capture the musing of an Afro-American woman about her life, children, etc. The author, Alice Davis Odekirk Greenwood (1850 - 1936) who was white, was a Rockville, Indiana author & poet who sometimes used the pseudonym 'Aunt Jemina'. For the period, the poems are unusual in giving an Afro-American woman an intelligent and deeply thoughtful voice. The Library Shelf was short-lived and published about 11 Books between 1907 & 1911. 2 minor bumps on the bottom edge of the back cover, lower right corner of the back cover bumped, a 2 1/2' section of damage in the gutter between the front free & pastedown endpapers o/w Fine (No defects). No dustjacket if issued. See PHOTO. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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