Naperville, Ill. and Memphis, TN: J. L. Nichols & company, 1907. 1st. Original cloth. First Nichols Edition. 430 pp. Portrait frontispiece. Profusely illustrated with over half a hundred full page photo and half-tone engravings. Introduction by William Dean Howells. Decorative cloth covers with photographic portrait of Dunbar affixed to front cover. The decorative binding is initialed "EP." Small previous owner label; minor wear to extremities; small loss of white to flower decoration on spine; a near fine copy. Item #17958
Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872 – 1906) was an American poet, novelist, and playwright of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Dunbar was one of the first African-American writers to establish an international reputation. He wrote the lyrics for the musical comedy In Dahomey (1903), the first all-African-American musical produced on Broadway in New York. - wiki. Three sections include: The Life of Paul Laurence Dunbar; Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar;and Best Stories of Paul Laurence Dunbar.