VAN DER ZEE, James
Title: The Harlem Book of the Dead
ISBN Number: 0871001527 / 9780871001528
Seller ID: 50321
VAN DER ZEE, JAMES. The Harlem Book of the Dead, with poetry by Owen Dodson and text by Camille Billops, foreword by Toni Morrison; quarto, first edition, Morgan & Morgan, pp. (viii), 85; brown cloth boards with gilt lettering on front and spine. This is the scarce hardcover edition of a book that captures the essence of a passing African-American culture in Harlem, with the funerary theme illustrating a way of life. With 24 black-and-white Van Der Zee prints. Very good. Dust jacket shows light wear, with a small tear at the bottom edge. Leaves clean and tight. Embossed library stamp from previous owner on ffep.