Illustrated with Photographs by Leigh Richmond Miner. Decorations by Will Jenkins. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1905. Original light brown cloth decorated in black, red and light blue, with front cover photograph affixed.
First Edition so collected with photographs. These black dialect poems had first appeared in some of Dunbar's earlier unillustrated books; in this volume they appear along with photographs (of black life) by Leigh Richmond Miner, of the Hampton Institute Camera Club. Every page is also decorated with a light brown border, by Will Jenkins, an English illustrator who resided in Boston at this time; the binding design is also his (signed).~This is a near-fine copy, the only notable flaw being some minor soil on the (blank) rear cover. One of the scarcer Dunbar/Hampton Institute volumes. Blanck 4955. Item #7005