Roll, Jordan, Roll. Julia Peterkin, Doris Ulmann.
Roll, Jordan, Roll
Roll, Jordan, Roll
Roll, Jordan, Roll
Roll, Jordan, Roll
Roll, Jordan, Roll
Roll, Jordan, Roll
Roll, Jordan, Roll
Roll, Jordan, Roll
Roll, Jordan, Roll
Roll, Jordan, Roll
Roll, Jordan, Roll

Roll, Jordan, Roll

New York: Robert O. Ballou, 1933.

Signed limited first edition, copy number 44 only 350 copies (327 of which were offered for sale) signed by both photographer Doris Ulmann and writer of the text Julia Peterkin. Printed by letter press and with 90 superb tissue-guarded full-page copperplate hand-pulled photogravure plates. Without the additional original signed photogravure, as commonly found. Bound in custom full vellum stamped in gilt with top edges gilt. Near Fine with just a few images slightly offset onto adjacent pages. Housed in a custom felt-lined cloth slipcase.

“Ulmann's photographic collaboration with Julia Peterkin focuses on the lives of former slaves and their descendants on a plantation in the Gullah coastal region of South Carolina. Peterkin, a popular novelist who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1929, was born in South Carolina and raised by a black nursemaid who taught her the Gullah dialect before she learned standard English. She married the heir to Lang Syne, one of the state's richest plantations, which became the setting for Roll, Jordan, Roll. Ulmann's soft-focus photos-rendered as tactile as charcoal drawings in the superb gravure reproductions here-straddle Pictorialism and Modernism even as they appear to dissolve into memory" (Roth, 101 Books). Item #140942123

Price: $24,000.00