New York: Wendell Malliet and Company, 1943.
Hardcover. First edition. Illustrations by E. Simms Campbell. Large octavo. 92pp. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. About near fine with bumping and moderate rubbing to the corners in good or better dust jacket with a few internal tape repairs, toning and edgewear including creases, tears and chips. Inscribed by the author: "To Mrs. Max Neiniroff with best wishes for centuries of happiness, Binga Dismond." The author was a Richmond-born, World War I veteran who for a time held the world record for the quarter mile, became a doctor and was the Director of the Department of Physical Therapy at Harlem Hospital. The verse is accompanied by illustrations from the African-American artist E. Simms Campbell, a noted cartoonist, he has illustrated works by Sterling Brown, Arna Bontemps, and Langston Hughes.