White Cargo; A Play of the Primitive. With Iluminations by George W. Howe

Boston: The Four Seas Company, 1925. Hardcover. 117p., inserted plates (character sketches) on coated paperstock, hardbound first American edition lavender cloth boards gilt. Very edgeworn with losses, fraying and short splits, some splash-stains and handling soil; inside find weak hinges and a crack at 32/33, adhesive stain on pastedown (removed bookplate?) and several roughly opened signatures. Reading copy, text and illustrations complete.

Has one sympathetic character, a young African woman. A review by H. T. Parker, published in the Boston Transcript, serving as Introduction (5p.), opines that "White Cargo has much to say of the rotting of men upon a dunghill of life," compares playwright to Conrad and Kipling.

Cat.No: 181983

Price: $17.00