New York: Lewis Copeland Company, 1929. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 122pp. Small octavo [20 cm] Red cloth covered boards with gilt stamped titles on the spine and front cover. Very good. The extremities are gently rubbed and bumped. The front endsheet is darkened. Yellowed pages. In a very good dust jacket, with very minor soiling. There are numerous chips in the creased edges. The majority of the chipping is to the spine ends and the edges of the folds. Item #33746
Signed by Belle R. Harrison on the front free endsheet. From the Foreword- "The characters pictured in Pomp's People have been known to me long and well. Mam' Ritta, Uncle Baalim, Sibbie Sue Saltmarsh, Sister Dinah Chloe Washington, Brudder Simon Peter, Uncle Joshua- all, at various times, were servants in my household. This book commemorates, in part, their quaint dialect, their odd superstitions, their happy-go-lucky ignorance, their childlike faith, and the rock bottom of sterling qualities underneath all these."