JONES, Lois Mailou. The Poems of Leopold Sedar Senghor. Illustrated with six silk-screen prints by Lois Mailou Jones. Folio, Bound in purple linen and housed in a black buckram solander box. New York: The Limited Editions Club,1996.
Born in French West Africa, Leopold Senghor became the first Black member ever inducted into the French Academy. In 1960, he was unanimously elected the first president of Senegal and then re-elected four times. As a poet, he represented the literary and artistic expression of the black African experience. Four of Senghor's poems appear in this edition, in the original French and in English translation. Lois Mailou Jones is one of America's most celebrated Black artists. As new.
.Limited to 300 numbered copies signed by both Senghor and Jones.
Item nr. 163625