Auburn: Derby and Miller, 1853. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 336 pages; G; bound in 3/4 red leather, pebbled dark green cloth boards, paneled spine with gilt and no titling; hinges cracked, some rubbing to binding; reinforcement to both front and rear gutters; gift inscription to second free endpaper; page 336 with significant damage, appears to have at one point been glued to something; Significantly foxed, as usual, with finger smudges and wear to pages, some fraying to scattered fore edges; With all seven wood engravings, including frontispiece portrait; true first printing of this scarce title, with no mention of "Thousand" at top of title page; lacking four-page catalogue; LB consignment; shelved case 1.
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New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1905. New Edition. Octavo, 265 pages,  pages; VG-; bound in publisher's red cloth, titled in gilt to spine and front board, black and gold illustrations to spine and front board; top edge of text block gilt; spine slightly faded and worn, mild bumping to corners, mild other wear; ex-libris bookplate to rear pastedown; binding fragile, with gutter threatening in multiple places; With large Bryn Mawr Book Fair bookplate to front pastedown, Inscribed by Both Harris and Frost. Harris is dated 16 November, 1905, and Frost is dated Dec. 4, 1905.; JH consignment; shelved case 2.
Brooklyn, New York: Black Photographers Annual, Inc., 1973. First Edition. Octavo, 141 pages; VG-; in beige wraps, black titling to spine; mild wear to spine, extremities; signed on the ffep by: Louis Draper March 16 1973, Ray Francis, Herbert Randall, Dan Dawson, Shawn Walker, Anthony Barboza, Beuford Smith; additionally signed on page 26 by Adger Cowans, page 71 by Ming Smith, and page 104 by Albert Fennar.; extremely scarce signed; shelved case 1.
Boston: P. Jewett and Company, 1852. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo, 312 pages, Volume 1 only; G-; Brown cloth boards and spines with gilt lettering and illustration; moderate rubbing and wear to boards, chipping to head and tail of spine; some gatherings partially loose; foxing throughout; contemporary name 'Blanchard' written on ffep, dated 1852.; First printing, with no other printings listed on the copyright or title page. First issue points: “spilt” (rather than “spiled”) in Volume I, page 42, line 1; Hobart & Robbins shown on the copyright page.; Shelved in case 2.
1898-1924. Contains the following 16 items in 3 categories: 1) American Negro Academy, Group of 14 "Occasional Papers" ; Washington, D.C. Group of 14 issues of this landmark African American intellectual publication, beginning with Occasional Papers No. 3 in 1898; the latest journal is No. 22 (1924). Various paginations; small 8tos, original wrappers. Condition varies; many are fragile, particularly the earliest issues, but handleable.Textblocks all appear complete. No journal is missing its front cover, i.e., all are present; however, some (Nos. 3, 4, 7 and 9) are separated and others severely chipped. The 4 issues with the loose front wrappers also are lacking a (blank) bottom wrapper. Conversely, a couple issues-- namely No. 15, No. 16 and No. 17-- are Very Good+ to Near Fine. Founded in Washington D.C by 78-year-old Reverend Alexander Crummell, the American Negro Academy was an organization of black intellectuals dedicated to the promotion of higher education, the arts, and science for African Americans as part of the overall struggle for racial equality. This group of their Occasional Papers includes: #3 Alexander Crummell's 1898 paper "Civilization the Primal Need of a Race;" #4 A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE NEGRO PROBLEM (Cook, 1898), #5 "How the Black St. Domingo Legion Saved the Patriot Army in the Siege of Savannah, 1779" (Steward, 1899),#6 "The Disfranchisement of the Negro" (Love, 1899), #7 "Right on the Scaffold, or The Martyrs of 1822 (Grimke, 1901); #9 "The Early Negro Convention Movement" (Cromwell, 1904), #11 "The Negro and the Elective Franchise" (Grimke, Cook, Hope, et al., 1905); #14 "Charles Sumner Centenary," a historical address by Grimke (1911); #15 "Peonage" (Hershaw, 1915); #16 "The Ballotless Victim of One-Party Governments", 1913 Annual Address (Grimke); #17 "The Ultimate Criminal," 1915 Annual Address (Grimke); "Papers of the American Negro Academy" series of six essays by various authors , #21 "The Shame of America, or, The Negro's Case Against the Republic" (Grimke, 1924); and #22 "The Challenge of the Disfranchised: A Plea for the Enforcement of the 15th Amendment" (Cromwell, 1924). 2) The Atlanta Riot: A Discourse by the Rev. Francis J. Grimke, Pastor of the Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church, October 7, 1906 Grimke, Rev. Francis J. [s.l.]: Published by Request, 1906. 1st ed. Paperback. 14p. Softcover in original wrapper. 23cm. Poor; with loose front cover, heavily chipped, with back cover absent; textblock is complete and still stapled, though with some closed tears at spine. No markings. Very hard to find. 3) Paul Cuffe Sherwood, Henry N. Washington, D.C.: Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, 1923. (Reprinted from the Journal of Negro History, VIII, No. 2, April 1923). 77p. Softcover in original wrapper. 25cm. Good. Despite some damage, these exceedingly scarce pamphlets represent the work of some of the greatest African American scholars of any era.; shelved case 1 or window.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1881. First Edition, First State. Octavo, 231 pages,  ads; Poor; bound in publisher's green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt and black tooling to front board; moderate wear and chipping to head and tail of spine, fading to spine; gutter partially visible on endpaper gutters; gutter fully open on pages 24/25, 48/49, 72/73, 96/97, 120/121; some gatherings loose or attached by a sole piece of string; frontispiece and all 7 plates present; Page 9, last line '...presumptive...', page : 'New Books. A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine...'; BAL 7100; consignment; shelved case 2.
Baltimore, MD: Church Advocate Press, 1925. Second Edition. Octavo, 160 pages; VG-; bound in publisher's dark green cloth, black titling to front cover; mild rubbing and wear to boards; mild Smoky odor; Inscribed by Braggs on the ffep to a member of his congregation, dated June 3, 1926; shelved case 1.
Washington, DC: Associates in Negro Folk Education, 1940. Library Edition, First Printing. Quarto, 224 pages; VG-; fully bound in green cloth, spine and front cover have heavily faded gilt lettering; binding has minor shelf wear, with fraying and bumping at the top and bottom of the spine, and on the fore edge corners, spine has heavy discoloration; pages have minor detachment near the tile page, have minor age toning; shelved Case 11.
New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1991. First Edition, First Printing. Quarto, 208 pages; VG+/VG- spine is white with black and grey lettering; the dust jacket has slight toning and a small tape repair on the rear fold the boards and pages are clean, protected with a mylar covering; This copy has an extraordinary inscription to Marty Forscher, the proprietor of the Professional Camera Repair Shop in NYC from Charles Moore: "to Marty, with much appreciation for your contributions to the Civil Rights Movement - many important moments in history are captured by cameras you made available for these participants in this struggle for equality. Your dedication to photojournalism will never be forgotten - thanks for your support and friendship. with respect, Charles Moore 6/1/91; GF consignment; shelved case 11.
New York: New York University Press, 1969. Octavo; VG-/G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, blue with white print; DJ in mylar, slight edgewear, vendor label on front; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, clean and strong; Text block has blue-tinted top edge, clean and tight; xviii, 658 pages, illustrated (b&w plates).
Las Vegas: Michael D. Jones, 1969. Octavo; VG/G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, black with orange and blue print; DJ has small tears at spine ends and flap corners, mild edgewear, light shelfwear; Boards in black cloth with gold print, clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; Inscribed in ink by the author on the front flyleaf; Advertisement sheet, also signed in ink by author, laid in; vi, 226 pages.
Washington DC: The Associated Publishers, 1938. Signed by Lois Mailou Jones; Octavo; Fair+ Hardcover; Red spine with Black text; Boards covered by plastic, shaken, cocking to spine, fraying and small closed tears along spine edges, some edgewear, some shelfwear, black marks on both covers, open tear in plastic cover along tail edge of front cover; Textblock has age toning, split hinge between front endpaper and pastedown, writing in pen on front and rear pastedowns, signature on title page, black marks on rear endpaper, pencil mark on page 41, brown stains on pages 41-44, pages 136-141, stains along fore and tail edges of textblock; 219 pp.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1971. First Edition. Octavo; pp 318; G/G-; ivory spine with red and black text; dust jacket has modest toning toward exterior edges; minor chips to edges; mylar wrap; cloth exterior has light shelf wear; strong boards; text block exterior edges have slight toning; deckled fore edge; lightly shadow toning endpapers; interior clean; good binding; inscribed by author.
Philadelphia: John C. Winston Company, 1941. First Edition. tall thin 8vo., 97 pp., G/no DJ; gray and pictorial paper boards, black lettering, spine age-toned tan; bumping/fraying/chipping to head and tail of spine, rounding to spine, no shelf lean; HC picture book, moderate wear to boards, boards shaken, binding sturdy, slight cocking to boards, bumping/fraying to corners; yellow and navy blue stamps to back board (letters reversed): "SYCAMORE BEND COMMISSARY" in yellow (spine to top of back board), then "GROCERIES / HARDWARE / DRY GOODS / FEED"; age-toning/wear to text-block, mild staining to top; signature of previous owner and brown staining to recto of first blank page; occasional scattered foxing to interior, age-toning to margins (text legible); missing pp. 3-4 (torn from gutter, starting hinge); contains black and white/full-color illustrations by MacKnight to interior; pub. 1941 stated to copyright page, no mention of further printings; shelved Case 14.
New York: World Publishing, 1971. First edition. Ovtavo; VG-/VG-; white spine with black lettering; 196 pages; Jacket is age toned with some scuffing, tiny tears at the corners; Binding tight, boards have some wear along the edges and corners; Book is noticeably musty smelling; Book has been SIGNED both by Evers (on the copyright page) and his wife Nannie (title page); Free of other marking. Shelved African American history.
1977. Second edition. Octavo; Second edition; G/G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, tan with orange print; DJ in mylar, light edgewear, light peripheral tanning; Boards in red cloth with gold print, light wear to spine caps and front hinge, else clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; Signed in ink by the author on the front flyleaf; 136 pages, illustrated (b&w).
Silver Spring, MD: Roman Publications, 1987. First Edition. Large Octavo; pp 541; VG-; red spine with gilt text; no jacket; cloth show some rubbing to exterior; strong boards; text block exterior edges mildly toned; remainder mark to exterior tail edge; interior clean; profusely illustrated; inscribed by author; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
New York: The Dial Press, 1972. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 242 pages; VG- hardcover; spine is black with white lettering; binding has minor shelf wear, with bumping at the top and bottom of the spine and on the fore edge corners; pages have minor age toning and minimal detachment in several locations; NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in bookcase next to Ephemera section.
Westport, CT: Negro Universities Press, 1970. Reprinted. Larger Octavo; pp 48; G; green spine with silver text; quarterly publication; no jacket; cloth has modest wear to exterior; some rubbing to edges; sturdy boards; slight sticker residue to spine; text block exterior edges have light wear; previous owner's name to ffep; ex-library stamped date to rear endpaper; interior clean; broken hinges, as is; illustrated.
New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House, 1968. Small Octavo; pp 422; VG-/G; ivory spine with red and black text; dust jacket has slight foxing to exterior; some foxing to flap edges; minor edge wear; mylar wrap; cloth has very lightly sunned exterior; strong boards; text block edges lightly toned; interior clean; good binding;.
Montgomery, AL: The Black Belt Press, 1993. Large Octavo; pp 220; VG/G; yellow spine with dark blue text; dust jacket has slight rubbing wear to exterior; few chips to edges; 1994, C.J. Coley Award winning sticker to front; cloth clean; strong boards; text block has little wear to exterior edges; interior clean; illustrated; signed by author;.
New York: Viking Press, 1944. First Edition, Presumed First Printing. 8vo., 128 pp., VG-/VG-; yellow and green pictorial DJ, red lettering to spine, yellow lettering to front cover; age-toning to spine, lettering faded yet legible; rubbing/chipping/closed tears to edges of DJ, tear to bottom of fore-edge of back cover, chipping with material loss to top right corner of front cover; price uncut "$2.00" to top right corner of front flap; DJ protected by plastic wrapper; tan cloth boards, dark green lettering to spine, dark green illustration to boards; mild fading to spine (lettering legible), bumping to head and tail of spine, brown discoloration from wear to head of spine; mild wear to boards, occasional minor staining to boards; age-toning to text-block; pictorial endpapers, notations in pencil to top left corner of verso of bfep; mild age-toning to interior, text legible, sepia illustrations clear; pub. 1944, "First published September 1944," no mention of further printings; stated to copyright page; 2 pp. frontispiece that includes title page; shelved Case 14.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1863. First Edition. Approx. 5.25" x 8" brown hardcover with faded gilt lettering. First Edition, First Issue. Significant wear around perimeter of lightly soiled, gently cocked boards with corners and spine ends beginning to fray; sunning to spine. Three penciled previous owner's signatures featuring two different names to ffep and to first blank page following ffep. Mild brown spotting throughout; otherwise, clean and tight. [Transferred from Dupont to Rockville 6/20/2016].
Washington: The Associated Publishers, 1946. Octavo; Third printing, 1946; G/G-; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, red and black without print; DJ in mylar, small tears at spine ends and flap corners, portion of front top edge torn away, small tear to front bottom edge, mild smudging/shelfwear on rear; Boards in tan cloth with black print, blemish to top of spine, mild wear to corners and spine caps, slightly cocked spine; Text block has shaken binding, spine break at title page, light tanning to endpapers; 121 pages, illustrated (b&w).
Canton, MI: Visible Ink Press, 2014. Quarto; VG-/no-D; black/red spines with white and yellow text; 4 volumes: 400 Years of Achievement, pp 543 [ISBN 9781578595365]; Civil Rights Feats and Facts, pp 390 [ISBN 9781578595396]; Heroes and Heroines, pp 733 [ISBN 9781578595372]; Notable First, pp 833 [ISBN 9781578595389]; cloths have some rubbing to exteriors; minor chips to edges; bumped corners; slightly bowed boards; text blocks have minimal wear to exterior edges; interiors clean; profusely illustrated; frontispieces; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1958. First Edition. Octavo; pp 282; G-/G-; dark tanned beige spine with black text; scarce; dust has some noticeable chips to spine edges; some age toning to exterior, mostly toward edges; mylar wraps; cloth has modest sunning to exterior; strong boards; text block shows slight foxing to exterior edges; light foxing to endpapers at gutters; previous owner's name to ffep; frontispiece; interior clean; illustrated;.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1988. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 1062 pages; VG/VG; black spine with white lettering; dust jacket protected by a mylar cover; price uncut "$24.95"; minimal shelf wear, pages clean; signed, dated, and inscribed by Taylor Branch on the ffep; shelved in African-American Studies.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1968. First Edition. Octavo, 397 pages; VG/VG-; spine is black yellow and red lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has price uncut "$5.95", has minor shelf wear along the top and bottom edges, with a small closed tear on the back cover and chipping on the fore edge corners; binding has minimal shelf wear; pages have red coloring along the top edge; shelved True Crime.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1945. Octavo; G- Hardcover w/ Poor Dustjacket; Black spine with Off White text; Dustjacket covered by brodart, moderate edgewear, moderate shelfwear, large open tear along head edge of spine and both covers, open tear along head edge of spine, open tears and fraying at corners of both covers, open tear along tail edge of spine, small open tears along head edge of front cover, creasing along head edge of both covers, brown stains on rear cover, open tears along fore edge of front cover; Boards strong, slight cocking to spine, some edgewear, some shelfwear, rubbing to corners; Textblock has age toning, foxing on some pages, small brown marks on some pages, brown marks on front endpaper and pastedown, small pencil mark on rear pastedown, brown marks along fore edge of textblock; 286 pp.
New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1969. First edition. Octavo; First edition; G+/G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, grey with blue and white print; DJ has toning to spine, one-inch closed tear to rear top edge, edgewear, light shelfwear, price-clipped; Boards in white cloth with blue print, slightly cocked spine, else clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; Inscribed in ink by the author on the half-title page; 94 pages, illustrated ("With 96 black-and-white photographs").
New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1988. First edition. Octavo; First edition; VG-/VG-; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, black with white print; DJ has slight edgewear but is clean and bright; Boards quarter bound with black cloth to spine and black paper to boards, slight wear to spine caps, else clean and strong; Text block has light impress from paperclip on initial pages, else clean and tight; xviii, 460 pages, illustrated (b&w).
New York: Johnson Reprint Corporation, 1968. reprint. Small Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Yellow spines with red text; Originally published in 1913, these reprints are from 1968; Two volume set; Boards have slight shelf wear, otherwise strong; Text blocks are slightly age toned; Previous owner's name on front free end papers; pp 982.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1979. Second Printing. Octavo; pp 741; G/G-; red spine with black text; dust jacket shows several chips to edges; modest rubbing wear to exterior; cloth has slightly sunfaded exterior; some spotting to spine; mildly splayed boards; text block shows light wear to exterior edges; gift inscription to ffep; illustrated;.
New York: Basic Books, 2002. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo; pp 341; VG/VG-; white/black/brown spine with white text; dust jacket has modest scratches to exterior; ex-library sticker to spine; minor edge wear; dj flaps adhered to pastedowns; cloth shows light wear to exterior; strong, straight boards; text block exterior edges have light wear; ex-library stamp to exterior head edge; ex-library markings and stickers inside; interior clean; good binding.
Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1947. Octavo; G Hardcover w/ Poor Dustjacket; Partial Black spine with text missing; Dustjacket covered by brodart, heavy edgewear, heavy shelfwear, half of spine missing, fraying and open tears along tail edge of front cover, open tears along head edge of front cover, open tear along tail edge of spine, closed tear along spine, small open and closed tears along head and tail edges of rear cover, open tears at both corners of rear cover, small open tear at top corner of front cover; Boards strong, slight cocking to spine, some edgewear, some shelfwear, slight bowing to front cover, slight color fading on front cover; Textblock has age toning, writing in pen on front pastedown, small brown marks on some pages, heavier toning on rear endpaper and pastedown; 159 pp.
New York: Walker and Company, 1993. Quarto; VG/G+; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, cream with blue and black print; DJ has light edgewear, front flap clipped at bottom corner, else clean and bright; Boards quarter bound with black cloth to spine and blue paper to boards, clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; Chiefly song text with linocuts, includes music for voice and piano; unpaged, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w). [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates.].
New York: Ross Publishing, 2005. Facsimile Reprint. Small Quarto: VG-/no-DJ hardcover: Reddish brown spine with gold text: Boards are strong with some light dust staining, general shelfwear, binding solid: Textblock exterior has some mild age toning, small stain along fore edge else clean, pages clean and unmarked: Facsimile reprint of the 1904 Census Bureau report: 333 pp.