Item #76191 YOU CAN'T PET A POSSUM. Arna Bontemps.


New York: William Morrow and Company, 1934. First Edition. Hardcover. Regarded as the finest example of Bontemps’s independent work, this children's novel follows a boy and his pet dog living in a rural part of Alabama. It immediately preceded the novel Black Thunder (1936), which recounts the slave rebellion led by Gabriel Prosser that took place near Richmond, Virginia in 1800. Bontemps (1902-73), an American poet, novelist, and librarian, was a noted member of the Harlem Renaissance. Octavo: 120 p. with 4 color plates and numerous textual illustrations by Ilse Bischoff. Original red cloth binding, with black stamping. Previous owner's ink signature is inked out on the front flyleaf. A bit of soiling along the edges. The dust jacket is edgeworn and soiled, with a bit of chipping and some general soiling. Scarce in any condition. Good / Good. Item #76191

Price: $300.00

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