New York: Brewer, Warren & Putnam, 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. First Printing of this exceptionally scarce novel by the Harlem Renaissance-era firebrand, later turned conservative columnist. Crown 8vo (187 x 120mm): ,290pp. Publisher's finely woven brick-red cloth, spine and upper cover lettered in black, top edge stained black. About Fine (large bookstore stamp on front fly leaf, hint of lightening to spine), very tightly bound and clean throughout; wanting the rare dust jacket. Fine. Item #BB2312
Highly controversial novel about the slave trade created by American slaves who settled Liberia in the 1820s. Schuyler wrote his fictional account after visiting Liberia during the first years of the Great Depression. Slaves Today was first published the same year as Schuyler's Black No More, a satire on American race relations. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).