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MY FRIEND THE GULLAH: A Collection of Personal Experiences.
Edition: 5th printing.
Columbia, South Carolina, The R. L. Bryan Company, (1976.) dj. Hardcover - Introduction by Dr. Julian K. Quattlebaum on the Gullah dialect, which was found along the southern coast on the remote Sea Islands and coastal lands, from South Carolina to the northern part of Florida. The author, J. Gary Black collected stories on the South Carolina islands of Hilton Head, Daufuskie, and St. Helena between the 1920's and 1970 as a tax collector for Beaufort County, South Carolina. SIGNED on the front endpaper. Illustrated by Nancy Ricker Webb. xii, 50 pp.
Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (price-clipped, short closed tear to the dj.)Book ID: 51134More details Price: $20.00
WINGS ON MY FEET: Black Ulysses at the Wars.
Edition: First edition.
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1929.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Told in a dialect so free-flowing, it almost becomes a song, this is the story of a black conscript in Europe in the first World War, digging trenches, building bridges, unloading ships, but not afraid of war because he has known fighting and trouble all his life. In addition to writing three novels, Odum was a noted sociologist at the University of North Carolina, where one of his focuses was black southern folklore. Striking yellow, blue and white art deco endpapers and wraparound dust jacket art. 309 pp.
Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket. (some fading to the edges of the blue cloth, and a bit of rubbing and edgewear to the dj, but still a tight, clean and very attractive copy of an uncommon book.)Book ID: 49652More details Price: $125.00