New York and London: Harper and Brothers, 1925. Octavo, orginal yellow cloth over patterned paper boards, paper spine label. Light toning and soiling to binding and label, small stain at head of spine. Offsetting to front free endpaper from dust jacket, no longer present. Bookplate of Hyde Homestead in Lee, Massachusetts; gift inscription "Ahah from John, Christmas 1925." Bookseller ticket. Item #10007
First edition, first printing, with correct publisher's code H-Z and the date in Roman numerals on the title page. The first collection of lyrics by a leading poet of the Harlem Renaissance, including "Yet Do I Marvel," "Incident," and "Heritage": "What is last year's snow to me? / Last year's anything? The tree / Budding yearly must forget / How its past arose or set." A nicer copy than usually found of an African-American literary classic.