New York: Published by Permission of the Harry Von Tilzer Music Publishing Co., Owners of the Copyright, 1903. 11"x13-3/4" - Illustrated cover and 3 pages music. Last page printed in orange. Front cover illustrated in muted blue and orange colors (see photos). -- Newspaper Supplements of this era were printed on poor quality paper. A fragile item. Very scare in this nice condition. -- Thus, Overall:. Very good +. Item #9822
“Paul Laurence Dunbar stands out as the first poet from the Negro race in the United States to show a combined mastery over poetic material and poetic technique, to reveal innate literary distinction in what he wrote, and to maintain a high level of performance. He was the first to rise to a height from which he could take a perspective view of his own race. He was the first to see objectively its humor, its superstitions, its short-comings; the first to feel sympathetically its heart-wounds, its yearnings, its aspirations, and to voice them all in a purely literary form.”-americanpoetry.