ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BLACK FOLKLORE AND HUMOR.
Edition: First edition.
Middle Village, N.Y.: Jonathan David Publishers, (1972). Hardcover first edition - A massive and comprehensive work, which "presents a well-rounded social history of the African-American, and demonstrates very graphically, in each of its eight sections, the close relationship between folklore and orthodox history." It is far more than just folklore and humor - for example, in the section "The New Breed" there is a chronological listing of slave uprisings and race riots and also a long list of inventions by Negroes between 1870 and 1900. Introduction by J. Mason Brewer. Illustrated with drawings by Rue Knapp. Addenda with soul food recipes. Bibliography, index. xviii, 589 pp.
Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.