First Edition. Vertis Hayes dustjacket art and illustrations. American South themed poetry by an author who dedicated his book to Memphis, "a city destined to become the industrial Mecca of the South". This copy nicely inscribed and signed by Gerend at front endpaper. The author's teaching position at LeMoyne College afforded him the opportunity to meet George Washington Carver and Langston Hughes. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, light stain to front panel.