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Wooden slip case for leather bound edition of Cane, by Jean Toomer and illustrated by Martin Puryear

In his 1923 novel Cane, Harlem Renaissance author Jean Toomer used an innovative mixture of poetry, prose, and drama to contrast African-American life in the rural South with the urban experience of the North. This deluxe edition of the book is illustrated with ten woodcuts by sculptor Martin...

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Deborah Ronnen Fine Arts, Rochester, NY;

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Lee M. Friedman Fund



Overall: 34.9 x 38.4 x 4.8 cm (13 3/4 x 15 1/8 x 1 7/8 in.)

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Wooden slip case made of four different woods meant to represent different skin tones: African wenge, Swiss pear, Italian walnut, and New England maple


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