Lot 270 of 395:
Autograph poem by Countee Cullen  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$1,080
Estimate:
$500 - $800

Title:
"Protest" - Autograph poem, inscribed and signed by Countee Cullen

Author:
Cullen, Countee

Place:
Indianapolis

Publisher:

Date:
Feb 25, 1927

Description:

In ink, two stanzas, 14 lines plus title and presentation inscription. On sheet 26.3x18.5 cm. (10½x7¼").

Verse beginning "I long not now, a little while at least,/ For that serene, interminable hour/ When I shall leave this barmecidal feast/ With poppy for my everlasting flower..." Inscribed in lower margin, "For Sydonia [Byrd] - this copy inscribed in Indianapolis, Feb. 25, 1927. Sincerely, Countee." Byrd was a romantic interest of Countee Cullen before he married Yolanda Du Bois, the daughter of W. E. B. Du Bois.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Slight edge wear, faint darkening along right edge; very good.


 
Item number:
236322
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