The Child's Story of the Negro [SIGNED]. Jane D. Shackelford, Lois Mailou Jones, Jane Dabney Shackelford.
The Child's Story of the Negro [SIGNED]
The Child's Story of the Negro [SIGNED]
The Child's Story of the Negro [SIGNED]
The Child's Story of the Negro [SIGNED]
The Child's Story of the Negro [SIGNED]
The Child's Story of the Negro [SIGNED]
The Child's Story of the Negro [SIGNED]
The Child's Story of the Negro [SIGNED]
The Child's Story of the Negro [SIGNED]

The Child's Story of the Negro [SIGNED]

Washington DC: The Associated Publishers Inc., 1938. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. A Very Good + copy of the first edition, first printing, of Jane D. Shackelford's Debut Book, INSCRIBED, SIGNED, AND DATED by Jane D. Shackelford on the front pastedown as follows: "Inscribed for / Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Shearer // - // Jane Dabney Shackelford // July 18, 1939". The book has been illustrated by Lois Mailou Jones, one of the most notable figures to gain notoriety for her art while living as a black expatriate in Paris during the 1930s and 1940s. Designed for use by teacher's, Shackelford's purpose in writing the book was to make African American History accessible to children. In 1937, the University of Chicago Journal of Negro History stated of her work: "The author has made clear the enthusiasm, the grim determination, and the compelling urge which made Phillis Wheatley a successful writer, Ira Aldridge a successful actor, Frederick Douglass a forceful orator, Booker T. Washington a great educator, and Paul Laurence Dunbar a noted poet. She has done an admirable piece of work. Her teaching aids will be greatly valued by those who use the book for classroom purposes." In Very Good condition, the volume has some rubbing to the spine ends and board corners, a crack to the front hinge (internal), slight handling soil, settling to the page block, and a small gap between it and the binding's spine. The rear pastedown shows some evidence of an erased pencil notation and the answers to the "RIDDLES" at the end of the book are written in faint pencil under their respective questions. Copies of the first edition are uncommon, those in collectable condition are quite so, and copies in collectible condition and SIGNED by Shackelford are SCARCE. Very Good. Item #2778

Price: $275.00