[Novel]: Diane, Priestess of Haiti, in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine, LXIX, April 1902

Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1902.

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Softcover. First, and apparently only edition. Front wrap detached, and chipped at the bottom corner, as are the edges of the first two pages (both of ads), the last page of the novel has a short tear and small chip, as do a few of the following pages, else a sound and readable, good or better copy. This issue contains the only appearance of this complete novel by an African-American author. The novel features a separate title page, prints the author’s name and title on the spine, and takes up a significant portion of the magazine (80 of the issue’s 128 pages, with the remainder mostly comprising advertisements). Durham (1861-1919), born in Pennsylvania, was the assistant editor of the *Philadelphia Evening Bulletin*. In 1891 he was named U.S. Charge d’Affaires to Santo Domingo and U.S. Minister to Haiti, an office that he served in until 1893. This novel was not published elsewhere to our knowledge. Individual issues of this issue of the magazine are rare with *OCLC* locating just six copies. We have never seen another offered for sale.

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[Novel]: Diane, Priestess of Haiti, in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine, LXIX, April 1902. John Stephens DURHAM.
[Novel]: Diane, Priestess of Haiti, in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine, LXIX, April 1902