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Lonesome Road: Six Plays for the Negro Theatre [Signed]
New York: Robert M. McBride, 1926. First Edition. An attractive copy of the North Carolina playwright's third book and second book of plays. Notable for including the first appearance in book format of Green's Pulitzer Prize-winning play "In Abraham's Bosom," centered on an African-American farmer from North Carolina whose efforts at self-improvement are thwarted by segregation. The main character attempts to start a school, though once he succeeds at getting one, white people run him out of it and drive him to murder. The play was included in Burns Mantle's The Best Plays of 1926-1927, and starred Charles Sidney Gilpin in its original run on Broadway. Uncommon, particularly in such pleasing shape. WORK p.449. First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); 3/4 floral-patterned paper over quarter black cloth, with brown paper labels printed in black on spine and front panel; red topstain; dustjacket; 217pp, [1]. Signed by the author in the year of publication on front endpaper: "Sincerely yours, Paul Green - 1926." Faint offsetting to front endpaper, with minor rubbing to board edges and light freckling to topstain; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, gently sunned at spine, with a few tiny edge nicks and corresponding offsetting to front flap; a Very Good+ to Near Fine example.
      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
Last Found On: 2014-11-18           Check availability:      Biblio    

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