Title CONFESSIONS OF A NEGRO PREACHER.
Binding Hard Cover
Edition First Edition
Publisher The Canterbury Press [Chicago]. 1928. (1928).
Seller ID 03-0188
1st edition. 297pp. 8vo. Orange cloth with black-lettered front cover & spine, both bearing a small decorative device in black. Title page illustrated with a racist caricature of an Afro-American man in a tall hat. Despite often being attributed to Opie Percival Read, there is no documentation to support his authorship. The only bibliography online for Read does not list this title. [http://www.utc.edu/Academic/TennesseeWriters/authors/read.opie.html]; the U.S. Copyright Office lists the title as being copyrighted by the publisher; the LOC lists the author as anonymous; Charles L. Blockson (Damn Rare: The Memoirs of an African-American Bibliophile) does not attribute the book to Read or anyone else. Spine very slightly faded with the lower 1/4 showing some darkening, a line of darkness in the bottom of the front cover's groove, top edge dusty & others slightly tanned o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects.