WALTER WHITE'S ROPE & FAGGOT, 1929—"THE FIRST FULL-LENGTH INDICTMENT OF LYNCHING OF ITS TIME"—INSCRIBED BY HIM
WHITE, Walter. Rope & Faggot. New York, 1929.
First edition of the NAACP leader's "authoritative analysis of the extent and causes of lynching," a ground-breaking work based on eyewitness accounts of nearly 50 lynchings and a decade of harrowing undercover work, this memorable presentation/association copy inscribed by him, "For Dr. George A. Towns with the regard of Walter White." Dr. Towns, a prominent officer of the Atlanta NAACP and an influential professor at Atlanta University, was also a lifelong close friend and correspondent of the dedicatee, James Weldon Johnson. $1750.