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Black Magic
NY, Viking, 1929. The first American edition of this French Modernist's writings about African-American and African culture, based on his travels in the U.S., the Caribbean, and Africa. With illustrations by noted African-American artist Aaron Douglas, one of the key figures of the Harlem Renaissance, who also illustrated James Weldon Johnson's God's Trombones. Striking dust jacket and book design, exemplifying the Art Deco style of the period between the World Wars. A few roughly opened pages, but a very near fine copy in a very good dust jacket with some surface loss to the rear panel and shallow edge chipping. Scarce in jacket. [#033915] $450

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