Very Good. Item #7214
Boston: Sherman, French & Company, 1911. First Edition. Signed by Jones on dedication page with "29 Holyoke St. Boston, Mass.," under his name. Octavo. 96 pages. Green cloth stamped in gilt. Top edge gilt. No dust jacket.
Edward Smyth Jones had already published one book of poetry when he travelled on foot (and possibly hopping trains) to Harvard University to fulfill his lifelong desire to further his education. Jones attempted to camp out his first night on the University grounds but was arrested. Jones was eventually arraigned, but was never able to get the funds to enroll to Harvard. Little is known of his later life, but his work was included in the James Weldon Johnson's "The Book of American Negro Poetry," and a WPA anthology of African American poetry.
Light wear to extremities and rear corners bumped. Some light rippling and one red stain to rear board. Binding is sound. Red stain also on top edge of front preliminaries, but nothing overly offensive.