SELECTED GEMS OF POETRY, COMEDY AND DRAMA
Edition: First printing.
Boston: Christopher Publishing House, 1931. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Includes poems, a collection of humorous prose pieces in dialect and a drama entitled "Environment." INSCRIBED by the author to 'Mrs. L. Green' with the notation "'Zipporah' in 'Green Pastures' 1931" (the role Gilbert played in the Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway play) added below her signature. In addition, this copy has the ownership name of noted African American attorney Wendell E. Green (one of the founders of the National Bar Association in 1925).
Condition: Bound in embossed paper covered boards (with an overall leafy design) with gold lettering on the front and spine. Some light overall soiling and slight fading of the lettering on the spine, a hint of bowing to the boards, but overall in very good condition. A scarce book in the first edition, and especially so inscribed.