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"A LEADING INSPIRATIONAL FORCE" OF THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE

MCKAY, Claude. Trial by Lynching. Mysore, India, 1977.

First edition in English of McKay's virtually unknown collection of three early prose works, originally issued in Russian in 1925 and unpublished in English until 1977, increasingly heralded as his "first experiment in prose fiction" and "key to understanding McKay's literary and political development." $2200.

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"A PIONEER IN 20TH-CENTURY BLACK LITERATURE"

MCKAY, Claude. Long Way from Home. New York, 1937.

First edition of McKay's revealing autobiography, spanning publication of his 1919 sonnet credited with sparking the Harlem Renaissance, through to his life and travels on several continents, in the very elusive original dust jacket. $2200.

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"THE EMERGENCE OF BLACK LITERARY MODERNISM": CLAUDE MCKAY'S SPRING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, 1920

MCKAY, Claude. Spring in New Hampshire. London, 1920.

First edition of McKay's seminal volume of 31 poems including iconic works such as Harlem Dancer and The Lynching, published in London shortly before his return to America as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance, with frontispiece portrait, uncut and unopened in fragile original wrappers. $1500.

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"ONE OF THE MOST PROMINENT AND MILITANT VOICES FOR RACIAL EQUALITY IN THE EARLY YEARS OF THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE"

McKAY, Claude. Banjo. New York and London, 1929.

First edition of McKay's landmark second novel, his controversial Harlem Renaissance work that marks "an important milestone" in African American literature, in very elusive original unrestored dust jacket designed by African American artist Aaron Douglas. $1150.

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