Lot 2005: L. M. Alexander CANDY 1934 First Edition Novel & Dust Jacket Illustrations By Rockwell Kent Prize-Winning African-American Novel South CarolinaPlatinum House
December 9, 2012
Ithaca, NY, USALive Auction
Author: L. M. Alexander
Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company
City: New York
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 310 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: "Candy is a vivid and moving story of negro life today on a plantation along the Savannah River in South Carolina. Into the simple, carefree lives of the colorful and varied personalities with which the old place teems, comes a visitor from Harlem, sowing the seeds of discontent by holding out glittering promises of ease and plenty in the North." (dust jacket blurb).
L. M. Alexander won Dodd Mead's $10,000 Prize for this first novel.
Condition / Notes: This is a first printing of this novel, in scarce illustrated dust jacket.
Antique volume is bound in red and white polka dot-patterned cloth, with stamped black lettering to spine and front cover panels. Book shows light white spotting to red title panel on front cover. Otherwise volume displays only light external wear. Binding is tight. Pages are otherwise clean and bright. Dust jacket and endpapers illustrated by Rockwell Kent, who also contributes five b&w plates.
Dust jacket is in excellent condition.
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