Dim Footprints along a Hazardous Trail [Signed Association Copy]
Dim Footprints along a Hazardous Trail [Signed Association Copy]
Dim Footprints along a Hazardous Trail [Signed Association Copy]
Dim Footprints along a Hazardous Trail [Signed Association Copy]
Dim Footprints along a Hazardous Trail [Signed Association Copy]

Dim Footprints along a Hazardous Trail [Signed Association Copy]

South Brunswick and New York: A. S. Barnes and Company, 1971. First Edition, First Printing. A Near Fine copy of the first edition, first printing (mildly askew at the spine, light fading to the cloth extremities), in a Very Good or better spine-toned dust jacket (a few stray marks, toning to the flap and verso extremities), INSCRIBED, SIGNED, PLACED, AND DATED on the front free endpaper as follows: "For: // Ed and Edith Welch, / with the best wishes / and gratitude of a very / old friend, // Murrell Edmunds // New Orleans / February 4, 1972." Poet, Novelist, and Playwright Murrell Edmunds was best-known for his strident defense of African-Americans whose civil rights had been stripped from them by state law during America's Jim Crow era. Though conventional in their format, his works were often quite controversial, and "Dim Footprints along a Hazardous Trail", a volume which brings together poems he published over a number of years, may bear its title as a summary of Edmund's life and work: a train made hazardous by what he advocated and the modest effect he felt he had had on his southern brethren. As an example of what Edmund's writing was about, consider "December-1958" (one of the poems included in this volume which deals with school closings due to mass resistance to integration and which begins: “The sight of Christmas — empty schools/Closed by hate to pleasure fools.” A copy of "Ghetto Night" by Murrell Edmunds printed on a small card and dated Christmas 1971 is loosely laid in (see image). A Very Good or better Association copy, INSCRIBED, SIGNED, PLACED, AND DATED BY MURRELL EDMUNDS. Very good + / very good. Item #919

Price: $75.00

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