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Plantation Echoes : A Collection of Original Negro Dialect Poems

By: Henderson, Elliott Blaine

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Columbus, Press of F. J. Heer: 1904

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 12714

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


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" - 7½" 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 View more info

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Old Fashioned Black Fo'ks Poems

By: Henderson, Elliott Blaine

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Columbus OH, Self-Published: 1913

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 8824

Condition: 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 h... View more info

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Darky Meditations

By: Henderson, Elliott Blaine

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Springfield, Self-Published: 1910

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 10730

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


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 View more info

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The Soliloquy of Satan and Other Poems

By: Henderson, Elliott Blaine

Price: $185.00

Publisher: Springfield, OH, Self Published: 1907

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13649

Condition: 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. View more info