Nigger Heaven.

VAN VECHTEN, CARL.

£50.00

Publisher

Alfred A. Knopf.

Place

London

Date

1926

Item Description

FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 7.5 x 5.25 inches. [viii] + 286 + [1] pp. Title page in blue and black. Bound in original brown cloth, gilt. A little wear to extremities with a few unobtrusive damp stains on front board, top edge darkened, browning of flyleaves and slight edge and marginal foxing; otherwise a very good copy. Loosely inset: a number of contemporary newspaper cuttings on race related subject matters, including a note on the author. Decorated by publisher's device on title page, with title within borders. Controversial novel by a white American author set in the black American Harlem Renaissance of New York, in the 1920s. The title refers to the name given to segregated church balconies for blacks in nineteenth century churches. Carl Van Vechten (1880-1964) was a US author and later artistic photographic, who was the literary executor of Gertrude Stein and patron of the Harlem Renaissance. A scarce first edition.

[Stock No. 27381]

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