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Homesteader by Oscar Micheaux

Homesteader by Oscar Micheaux. Western Book Supply Co, Sioux City, Iowa. (1917) Hard cover. First printing. No later printings indicated. The plates are all present. Heavy wear to all cover tips with general wear on the cover. There is a crease down the middle of the spine. Gilt decoration and lettering on front cover and spine are still bright and unfaded. Binding shows some looseness, but there is no danger of the book falling apart. The plate facing page 22 through page 26 appear to have been improperly tipped in as those pages stick out a little bit from the page block. Also there is a thin hole inside the margin of page 26 coming nowhere near text. The edge of the page block is tanned and/or soiled and I find a some finger prints on two or three pages. I find no previous owner pen or pencil marks. Ex-Library, Not Facsimile, Not Print-on-demand. BD09a

"Oscar Devereaux Micheaux (January 2, 1884 – March 25, 1951) was an American author, film director and independent producer of more than 44 films. Although the short-lived Micheaux Book & Film Company produced some films, he is regarded as the first major African-American feature filmmaker, the most successful African-American filmmaker of the first half of the twentieth century[1] and the most prominent producer of race films.[2] He produced both silent films and "talkies" after the industry changed to incorporate speaking actors."-Wikipedia

Homesteader was Micheaux's third book. There had been negotiations to nturn it into his first feature film, but they fell through. Later he did produce his first feature film entitltled 'Homesteader', but that was based on his first book 'The Conquest'. from Wikipedia