IN THE LAND OF JIM CROW, by Ray Sprigle - 1949 [1st Ed]

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In the Land of Jim Crow

by Ray Sprigle

First Edition. Published by: Simon and Schuster. New York, NY. 1949.

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Red cloth covers with black ink-stamped title and design details are free of major signs of age and wear. 
  • Boards are gently scuffed and exhibit small faint black stains to areas, a grey mark to an area of the top left corner, wear to the outer portion of the bottom edge and fain black spots to the edges. Please see photos. 
  • Corners are gently bumped and rubbed with exposed boards. 
  • Spine is firm with black ink-stamped lettering and exhibits faint black spots to areas, creases to portions of the ends which exhibit edgewear. Please see photos. 
  • Binding is secure overall though the interior exhibits sections with mildly loosened gutters. Please see photos. 
  • Endpapers and feps are gently age-toned with mild offsetting to small areas. 
  • Front pastedown bears a signature in blue ink and exhibits a black stain to a small area of the top edge with minor wear along the edges. 
  • Rear endpage exhibits partially erased writing and wear to a small area of the top left corner. 
  • Interior is gently age-toned and exhibits mild stains to areas with the imprint of a paperclip to the top edge of pages 196-206 and more pronounced imprints and rust to pages 207-212. Please see photos. 
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Textblock top edge is dyed solid while the remaining edges are darkened and stained. 
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
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Compiled from the author's 21-part series originally appearing in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in 1948 and first published as a single volume by Simon and Schuster of New York in 1949. Includes a brief word about the author. 

Included are the inner flaps of the original DJ that was issued with the volume at the time of its publication.
215 pages. 5.5" by 8.25".


This is the story of a newspaper man who disguised himself to live as a Negro in the South for 4 weeks. He returned North to document his experience of living as a Black man in the American south in 1948.

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Year Printed: 1949
Modified Item: No
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Topic: American (US)
Binding: Hardcover
Region: North America
Author: Ray Sprigle
Subject: Literature & Fiction
Original/Facsimile: Original
Language: English
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Place of Publication: New York NY
Special Attributes: 1st Edition
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