POEMS. Leopold Sedar SENGHOR, Lois Mailou JONES.


New York: Limited Editions Club, 1996. Lois Mailou Jones. hardcover. Large folio (17-1/4" x 22-1/4") bound by hand in full purple linen by Carol Joyce of the Academy Bindery. Four poems in the original French and English translation printed letterpress on a textured Arches paper from Epinal, France, by Dan Keleher of the Wild Carrot Press. Copy #9 of 300 numbered copies illustrated with 6 quite dramatic ORIGINAL SILKSCREEN PRINTS by Lois Mailou Jones and SIGNED by both the African-American artist and the West African poet who was the first black member of the French Academy and the first president of Senegal, being re-elected four times. As a poet, Senghor became the foremost spokesman for Negritude--the literary and artistic expression of the black African experience. Fine copy in slipcase of this lovely book. Item #019007

Price: $1,500.00