An Atlanta Argosy: An Anthology of Atlanta Poetry. Ruth Elgin Suddeth.

An Atlanta Argosy: An Anthology of Atlanta Poetry

Signed copy Atlanta: Franklin Printing Company, 1938.

First Edition. Hardcover. 12mo. 176 pages. Green Cloth hardcover with gilt title and illustration on the front cover. Gilt title on the spine. Light edge wear to the cloth extremities. Contributors include Glenn Rainey, Ernest Hartstock, Frank Stanton, Daniel Whitehead Hickey, Gilbert Maxwell, and many others. Previous owner's inscription top of the right front flyleaf - Hattie McKay Dec 1939." Inscribed by the editor below owner's inscription. Gilbert Maxwell signed his poem on page 64 at the bottom. A period poem about he horror's of "Lynching" and the Klan was penned by Frank L. Stanton in this compilation:

The tramp of horse adown a sullen glen;
Dark forms of stern, unmerciful masked men:

A clash of arms, a cloven prison door,
And a man's cry for mercy!...Then high o'er

The barren fields, dim outlined in the storm,
The swaying of a lifeless human form.

And close beside, in horror and affright,
A widowed woman wailing to the night. Very good. Item #16594

Price: $50.00

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