BIGGER AND BLACKER. Octavus Roy Cohen.


Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1925. Hard Cover. Very Good+ binding / Very Good dust jacket. Item #6855

Octavo. [8], 313 pp. First edition, first printing. In publisher's cloth with dust jacket. An extremely fresh copy with little wear to speak of; contents are clean but for a Birmingham, AL bookseller's ticket on the front free endpaper; dust jacket is fairly nice with only light edgewear and soiling; price intact on the front flap.

Born in Charleston, SC, Cohen was a prolific author. A collection of stories starring among others, Florian Slappey who was perhaps Cohen's most popular fictional character--a caricature of a black man from Birmingham. While Cohen purported to have a great deal of affection for his characters and wrote them with well-meaning affection, the patronization is apparent. Fairly uncommon in this condition.

Price: $300.00

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