Waverly Press, 1943. Item #1113
GRAVES, Anna Melissa. BENVENUTO CELLINI HAD NO PREJUDICE AGAINST BRONZE: LETTERS FROM WEST AFRICANS. [Baltimore, Md.: Waverly Press, 1943]. Tall 8vo., green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. First Edition. Graves [1875-1964] was a writer, teacher and world traveler who taught school in various places and maintained a voluminous correspondence with other teachers, acquaintances and former students thrughout the world. This title is about her experiences and encounters in West Africa. Signed presentation from Graves on the front pastedown, to her cousin: "To Emma Hartshorne Baker [illegible name]. My cousin who had `apprehended beauty as it really is' (page 8) in many garden spots, with warm greetings from Anna Melissa Graves." Also with a very lengthy, 6-page typed letter signed from Graves to Emma, discussing her books and some of the people in them and going into great detail about the family's past and genealogy. Very Good condition (little discoloration covers). $85.00.