New York: Macmillan / Schirmer, 1981. 1st edition. Cloth. quarto, black cloth spine over gray cloth boards, 1st ed. (1981), 212 pages in Good Dust Jacket. One page with bent corner, otherwise clean / unmarked. Very Good / Good. Item #CE231263
Carl Van Vechten (June 17, 1880 – December 21, 1964) was an American writer and artistic photographer who was a patron of the Harlem Renaissance and the literary executor of Gertrude Stein. He gained fame as a writer, and notoriety as well, for his 1926 novel Nigger Heaven. In his later years, he took up photography and took many portraits of notable people.