Henderson, Elliott Blaine [E. B.]
Title OLD FASHIONED BLACK FO'KS.
Binding Hard Cover
Edition First Edition
Publisher Self-Published [Columbus, OH]. 1913. (1913).
Seller ID 04-0035
1st edition. 54pp. Tall 12mo. Pebbled brown cloth with gilt-lettered front cover. Front free endpaper inscribed & SIGNED by the author in pencil: 'To Mr. Eli L. Potts with best regards and affection of his many courtesies. E. B. Henderson. Jan. 30th 1914'. (Eli Potts [1857 - 1917] was a Cleveland police officer. Elliott Blaine Henderson (1877-1944) was an African-American poet born in Springfield, OH, lived in Columbus, OH, and died in New York City. He wrote 12 Books of poetry mostly in African-American dialect. The book is dedicated to a list of some 146 persons whom the author thanks for their encouragement. The poems in this book include: Some Negro Characteristics; Banjo Ditty; A Regrettable Invitation; A 'Possum, Coon Chase; 'Sich an Itchin' in Mah Shin!'; A Surprize Visit; When Summah's Come; Strike Up de Fife an' Drum; Uncle Rufus' Roommatic Cure; Dey Hain't No Sense in Gittin Glum; Fiddle Song; Crispus Attucks; The Old Veterans; De Bes' State in de Lan'; Way Down Souf; When de Fiah am Kindlin' Hot; Kaze de Sun Am Sinkin'; Po' Li'l' Rastus; Courtin' O'r de Phone; Reminiscence. The bottom of the spine has a 1/2' x 3/8' area where the cloth is worn through; all edges rubbed; corners bumped & rubbed; covers & spine show scattered, small spots; back free endpaper is almost entirely missing; several spots of foxing on the back flyleaf & pastedown endpaper o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects. SEE PHOTO.
African-american African-american Negro Dialect Literature Poetry Signed