"ONE OF THE MOST COMMANDING FIGURES OF THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE": FIRST EDITION OF GOD'S TROMBONES, 1927, INSCRIBED BY JAMES WELDON JOHNSON
JOHNSON, James Weldon. God's Trombones. New York, 1927.
First edition of Johnson's "major contribution to the Harlem Renaissance of black American writing," inscribed by him, "For Miss J— Sincerely James Weldon Johnson," his volume of seven sermons in verse, including "Creation," "Let My People Go," and his lead sermon in verse, "Listen, Lord—A Prayer," together in print for the first time, featuring eight striking full-page illustrations by famed Harlem Renaissance artist Aaron Douglas, in the original dust jacket. $3000.