THEY SEEK A CITY. by Bontemps, Arna and Conroy, Jack.

THEY SEEK A CITY.

Edition: First printing.

Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1945. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The story of African American migration within the United States, from the Underground Railroad in pre-civil war days, to the years following the Emancipation when newly freed slaves headed north and west, and during World War I when there was a labor shortage in the factories of the North and continuing up until the time this book was written. SIGNED on the front endpaper by both authors and inscribed by Conroy ' For my friend Gloria Freidman with the best of wishes" and dated 10/12/45 and underneath this appears 'and also those of' and the signature of Bontemps. References, index. 266 pp.

Condition: Very good+ in a fair only copy of the uncommon dustjacket (loss of approx 1 inch at upper corner of dj at fold, some loss of paper ranging from 1/4 inch to 1 inch at top of spine, and affecting the 'y' in 'they', rubbing, general edgewear) . An inexpensively produced book due to wartime restrictions, and uncommon in dj and especially so signed by both authors.

Book ID: 20096
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