The Black Christ. Countee CULLEN.
The Black Christ

The Black Christ

New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1929. 8vo. xiii, [1], 110, [1] pages. Frontispiece and decorations by Charles Cullen. Original quarter black cloth, blue boards, gold title labels on front cover and spine. Cover labels rubbed; jacket lightly toned and with a few small spots of wear at extremities but generally in very well-preserved condition. Item #406701

FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For John / Amitiés / Countee." The recipient was John Trounstine, a friend from Cullen's days at Harvard, and New York literary agent who at various points represented Arna Bontemps, Erskine Caldwell, Langston Hughes, Dorothy West, and Richard Wright.

Price: $800.00

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