Sailing Alone Around the World

New York: Sheridan House, 1954.

Price: $250.00

First edition by this publisher. Fogarty and Varian illustrations and a new Introduction by Walter Magnes Teller. Fine in a modestly worn, very good dustwrapper. Jean Toomer's copy, with a presentation inscription from Teller on the front free endpaper: "For Jean who was born on Boxing Day -- one of the nicest in the year, we think -- and who has shared them with us -- with egg-nog. Affectionately, June & Walter. 26 Dec 54." Toomer was born on Boxing Day (December 26th) in 1894.

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Sailing Alone Around the World. Jean TOOMER, Captain Joshua Slocum.

Jean Toomer
birth name: Jean Toomer
born: 12/26/1894
died: 3/30/1967

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African-American poet and novelist who was associated with the Harlem Renaissance. Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literaturemore