Poems. [Introduction by Joel Chandler Harris.]. Irwin Russell.
Poems. [Introduction by Joel Chandler Harris.]
Poems. [Introduction by Joel Chandler Harris.]

Poems. [Introduction by Joel Chandler Harris.].

New York: The Century Co, [1888].

First edition. xi, [i], 109 pp. Printed at the DeVinne Press. 1 vols. 8vo. Blue cloth, uncut. Bookplate of Estelle Doheny. In half crimson slipcase and chemise. Item #305998

The author's first and last book. He died at 26. Harris writes in the preafce: " ...Irwin Russell was among the first---if not the very first---of Southern writers to appreciate the literary possibilities of the negro character, and of the unique relations existing between the two races before the war, and was among the first to develop them....His negro operetta "A Christmas Night in the Quarters is inimitable."

Price: $150.00