The Harlem Book of the Dead

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This amazing collection of photographs by the great Harlem Renaissance photographer James Van Der Zee is accompanied by poetry by Owen Dodson and text by Camille Billops (primarily an interview with Van Der Zee), with a Foreword by Toni Morrison. In addition to photograping Harlem's growing middle class, their weddings, celebrities and sports stars, and social life, he also specialzed in funerary portraits and other aspects of mourning rites, which were gathered into this book late in his life. Especially interesting is the interview with Van Der Zeee about some specific photos in the back of the book. This is the first paperback edition. Corners slightly curled, light soil on edges, interior unmarked. ; B&W and Sepia Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 85 pages

Title: The Harlem Book of the Dead

Author Name: Van Der Zee, James, Owen Dodson and Camille Billops

Edition: First Paperback Edition; First Printing

ISBN Number: 0871001527

ISBN-13: 9780871001528

Illustrator: Illustrated by James Van Der Zee

Location Published: Dobbs Ferry, NY, Morgan and Morgan: 1978

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Very Good with No dust jacket as issued

Categories: African - American

Seller ID: 17419

Keywords: black photography poetry harlem funerals