Item #32876 The Ebon Muse and Other Poems. Leon Creole Poetry - Laviaux, John Myers O'Hara.
The Ebon Muse and Other Poems

The Ebon Muse and Other Poems

Portland, ME: Smith and Sale, 1914. First edition. Hardcover. Hardbound quarto. 51 pp. A volume of Creole poetry from Laviaux as "Englished" by John Myers O'Hara. One of only two hundred numbered copies. Publisher slip laid in. Called "a glorigication of the fille de couleur, a theme unique in literature" Book was printed from 14-point old style type, on French hand-made paper with deckle edges and bound with Japanese board sides and brown cloth back. Front hinge starting to separate from spine. Some substantial wear to boards. Internally bright, clean and unmarked. Laviaux's first and only published work. A book that is quite uncommon in commerce. Good. Item #32876

Price: $500.00

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