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NY, Farrar & Rinehart, (1944). A novel of Haiti by these two Haitian brothers, which won a prize in the Second Latin American literature contest sponsored by Farrar & Rinehart. Inscribed by Thoby-Marcelin to Barbara Howes in 1971. Poet Barbara Howes edited From the Green Antilles, one of the first anthologies of Caribbean literature to appear in the U.S., in 1966. She was married to the poet William Jay Smith. This book has the Howes/Smith bookplate on the front pastedown. Translated by Edward Larocque Tinker, who designed and illustrated the book, and who provides an introduction to it entitled "Haitian Background," explaining both the history and the metaphysics of Haitian religious beliefs. Fine in a good, price-clipped dust jacket threatening to split at the flap folds. An important book, and especially scarce signed. [#018565] $450
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1951. Their second collaboration, inscribed by Thoby-Marcelin to Barbara Howes in 1971. Howes/Smith bookplate front pastedown, causing offsetting to flyleaf at inscription. Introduction by Edmund Wilson, with Howes' pencilled markings in the text of the introduction; spine cloth faded; very good in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket with several small edge chips. Uncommon, especially signed. [#018567] $350