Title: Weh Down souf' and Other Poems
Publication Date: 1897
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Good
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Not ex library. 136 pages. Break in gutter between pages 120 and 121 so that the mull shows, mull seems whole. Several facing pages discolored where a clipping or other item has been left between them. Ilustrations by William L. Sheppard, cover design by Elizabeth Geary. Light green ribbed cloth with design of sun and trees in fruit, pale orangish speckling all over, illusration and titling clear; corners and ends of spine curled and color rubbed off, a few broken threads at top of spine. Writing in pencil on front end papers: "Miss B. L. Sweate Our first teacher Merry Xmas & Happy New Year Your scholars Leon B. Wood George E. Wood, Jr." Gilt top, fore edge and bottom unevenly trimmed, end paper and several pages have short tears along edges, not affecting text. Appendix by John H. Smythe: "In these poems the author has faithfully preserved the dialect and something of the folk-lore of the Negro-American." Two and a half page glossary. Davis was a Baptist minister and civic leader in Richmond's African American community. This is the second of his two books of poetry. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 031576
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