Item #100978 Roll, Jordan, Roll. Julia Peterkin.
Roll, Jordan, Roll.
Roll, Jordan, Roll.
Roll, Jordan, Roll.
Roll, Jordan, Roll.
Roll, Jordan, Roll.
Roll, Jordan, Roll.
Roll, Jordan, Roll.
Roll, Jordan, Roll.
Roll, Jordan, Roll.

Roll, Jordan, Roll.

New York: Robert O. Ballou, 1933. Doris Ulmann. Hardcover in original quarter white linen and brown paper-covered beveled boards. Housed in a modern custom clamshell folio box covered in brown cloth w/ leather spine label. This is hand-numbered (in ink on the colophon) copy #124 of 350 (327 sold) of the First Limited Edition. Signed by author and photographer. 8.5" x 11.75”, 341 pp, 90 full-page, hand-pulled copper photogravures with modern tissue guards. The plates are all immaculate with virtually no markings of any kind on the rag sheets and with only slight rubbing on the front panel and rear endpaper.

Julia Peterkin won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel Scarlet Sister Mary in 1929. "No happier collaboration could be conceived than that of Julia Peterkin and Doris Ulmann in a book which has for its subject the colorful life of the American Negro of the South. Mrs. Peterkin's Scarlet Sister Mary, and Bright Skin have won for her a deserved reputation as the outstanding chronicler of the American black man's life. Doris Ulmann's photographic studies have similarly made her a foremost figure in the field of art. This book is a powerful picturization, in two mediums, of the Southern Negro. Julia Peterkin says of the book: 'I have tried to put down here things which will give as full a picture of Negro life in the South as I am able to give, matters which I want to see in print before they are forgotten." Item #100978

Price: $28,000.00

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