Kingston, Jamaica: New Dawn Press, 1945. First edition. 8vo, original blue cloth, , [iv], 213,  pages. Original printed dust jacket. A volume that shows the effects of a West Indian climate: jacket torn, with some loss (especially to the back panel) and sunned; cloth somewhat sunned and faded in spots; a good, sound copy in a like jacket. Item #18561
A presentation copy, with an ink inscription signed by McFarlane and dates 21 April 1950 on the front free endpaper. A relatively early collection of essays and addresses (ranging from “A Note on the New Constitution of Jamaica” to “The Poetry of Jamaica”) from the Jamaican anthologist, author and eventual Poet Laureate J. E. Clare McFarlane (1894-1962). Small later price decal on the front free endpaper.