(Printed on Vellum)

Our Lady's Choir. A Contemporary Anthology of Verse by Catholic Sisters.

Boston: Southworth Press, 1931. Octavo. xxx, 214pp. One of twenty-five copies printed on vellum. Signed by Braithwaite, Hugh Francis Blunt, who wrote the Foreword, and Ralph Adams Cram, who wrote the Introduction. A hand-colored portrait of Mary Emelda Curley, the wife of James M. Curley, mayor of Boston, appears opposite the dedication statement. A broad collection of poems, largely on religious subjects, some of which reimagine often-male realms of theology through the female gaze. Braithwaite was himself an acclaimed poet, writer, and anthologist of African descent, who developed a love of writing at a young age while working at a publishing company to support his family. Bound in black morocco resplendent with gilt decoration and silk doublures. Some inconsequential cracking along spine hinges, minor bumps to corners, else fine. Item #29230

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