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1 Henderson, Elliott Blaine Darky Meditations
Springfield Self-Published 1910 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Maroon cloth with gilt titles. Some edge, corner, and surface wear but square and securely bound. Attractive copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 68 pages; Signed and inscribed in the third person by Henderson to "Professor Paynter, Zanesville, O. (For his patronage. ) " See scan. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 250.00 USD
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2 Henderson, Elliott Blaine Old Fashioned Black Fo'ks Poems
Columbus OH Self-Published 1913 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Red boards with gilt titles on front. Very light edge and corner wear. Two Library Discard stamps on ffep but no other indicia of library ownership. Small tear along gutter (1 inch) at top of title page. Otherwise book is square and securely bound -- almost a NF copy which is unusual for this book. Henderson was an African-American poet who wrote much in dialect. This book includes two pages of mainly Ohioans who supported Blaine in his poetic work -- I'm guessing with at least some financial support. He published five volumes of poetry. He was certainly not as accomplished as Dunbar, but in his limited genre, he exhibits some skill. Blockson 6042.; Small 8vo 7" - 8" tall; 54 pages; 
Price: 175.00 USD
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3 Henderson, Elliott Blaine Plantation Echoes : A Collection of Original Negro Dialect Poems
Columbus Press of F. J. Heer 1904 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Brick cloth with gilt titles on front. Some edge and corner wear along with aging or toning with a lightly sunned spine. Interior is lightly toned. Book is square and binding is secure. Probably issued without dustwrapper. Solid copy. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 95 pages; First book by African-American, Henderso, n who published ten volumes of poetry, mostly dialect. This copy is signed and dated in pencil, with inscription, on the ffep. Signed copies of Henderson's books are rather uncommon. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 300.00 USD
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4 Henderson, Elliott Blaine The Soliloquy of Satan and Other Poems
Springfield, OH Self Published 1907 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover with no dust jacket 
Beautiful copy of this work. There is some light edge and corner wear along with light aging. VG+ to NF. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 64 pages; Henderson was a regional African-American poet, who authored at least 10 volumes of verse, much in dialect, in the early 1900s. His books were self- published in Springfield, Ohio, and are now rather scarce. This is his second book. Selections includes "In Memoriam, To the Late Paul L. Dunbar," "De Banjo an' De Fiddle," "Sad Am de Night," "Chicken Koop an' Possum Chase" and the long title poem. Blockson 6406. 
Price: 185.00 USD
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