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Les Cenelles : choix de poésies indigènes.

Call Number: PQ3937.L8 L4 1845
Local Holdings LHCV
Author/Creator: Lanusse, Armand, 1812-1867 (editor ; contributor) -- More information
Séjour, Victor, 1817-1874 (contributor) -- More information
Thierry, Camille, 1814-1875 (contributor) -- More information
Dalcour, Pierre (contributor) -- More information
Questy, Joanni, 1817-1869 (contributor) -- More information
Mazet, Louis, ca. 1810-1884 (former owner) -- More information
Title: Les Cenelles : choix de poésies indigènes.
Published: Nouvelle Orléans : H. Lauve et Compagnie, 1845.
Description: 215 p. ; 17 cm.
Object Name: books
Collection Type: Books/Pamphlets/Serials
Process/Technique: printing (process)
Materials: paper (fiber product)
General Note: Access restricted; prefer 1979 (80-731-RL) and 2003 (2005.0171.8) editions.
Anthology of French poems by free Blacks in New Orleans; the first anthology of African-American poetry published in the United States.
Introduction signed: Armand Lanusse. Lanusse was editor and one of seventeen contributors to the anthology. Others include Camille Thierry, Pierre Dalcour, Joanni Questy, and Victor Séjour.
"Imprimerie de J. L. Marciacq"--half title verso.
For a discussion of Les Cenelles and of free Blacks in New Orleans during the 1840s, see: Schmit, P.B. "Cultural treasure acquired" in The Historic New Orleans Collection newsletter, vol. 5, no. 4, Fall 1987.
Includes index.
Local Note: Library's copy lacks p. 141-142; bound in one quarter black leather over embossed brown paper boards, title and "Mazet", likely previous owner, in gilt on spine; binding worn and chipped; professional paper repairs to half-title and title page gutters.
Citation/Reference Note: Jumonville, 1382.
Collection Theme: Poetry
New Orleans Imprints
Free-People of Color
American poetry--Louisiana--New Orleans.
American poetry--Louisiana--African American authors.
French-American poetry--Louisiana--New Orleans.
French-American poetry--Louisiana--Creole authors.
Item Info.: Identification Number: 87-632-RL
Holding Type: rare books