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: Crown Publishers, 2004. First Edition Thus, First Printing. Octavo, 442 pages; VG/VG; spine white with black and red lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut' $25.95'; First Printing; Signed flat by Barack Obama on title page, with ticket from the Hilton Coliseum, Iowa State University, on February 11, 2007, just one day after he announced his candidacy.; name written on rear pastedown; small bump/mark to top edge of text block; SG consignment; shelved case 5.
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.
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 24/2548/49, 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.
Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 2005. First Edition, First Printing. Quarto, 222 pages, VG-/VG-; DJ, purple/gray pictorial spine, white lettering: mild overall wear to DJ, creasing with very slight material loss to head, slight wear to corners, DJ protected by mylar; black cloth boards, bright gold lettering to spine: front board somewhat shaken, binding sturdy; light age-toning to margins of interior (text and graphics unaffected), mild waving to leaves; mild fingerprint mark to ffep; SIGNED by Gilliam to half-title page ("20006" a possible reference to Washington, D.C.), imprint from signature visible to next page; INSCRIBED by Binstock to title page, dated 2005; volume published in conjunction with an exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. on display from October 15, 2005 to January 22, 2006; shelved Case 11.
Baltimore, MD: Church Advocate Press, 1925. Revised Edition/SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Approx. 5.25" x 7.75" VG- forest green hardcover with blank spine; black lettering on front cover. Rubbing to corners and spine ends of gently bowed, lightly soiled boards. Tiny internal nicks along rear joint. The author has SIGNED and offered a neat and mindful INSCRIPTION (dated June 3, 1926) on ffep. A personal study with biographical sketches of "Black Slaves" and "Free Blacks" in Maryland, familiar and previously uncelebrated names together, with (for example) Frederick Douglass appearing alphabetically between Thomas Joshua Dorsey, Caterer, and William Douglass, Priest and Author. From the Author's Preface: "It has been our fixed aim to render the book particularly helpful to the boys and girls of the race who might desire a knowledge of the past of their people so as to inspire them to noble endeavor." Smoky odor; otherwise, clean and tight throughout. CONSIGNMENT-Tag to Allan. Shelve Case #12.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 496 pages; VG/VG; spine black with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$26.00'; mild wear to head and tail of spine, corners; Inscribed on sfep by John Lewis, dated 5-27-99, with some mild bleed onto title page from ink; shelved case 5.
Detroit: Balamp Publishing, 1973. Octavo; pp 342; VG-/VG-; yellow spine with black text; full title: My World of Reality: The Autobiography of Hildrus A. Poindexter; dust jacket has light sunning to exterior, mostly to spine; mild rubbing to rear joint; cloth has light shelf wear; strong boards; text block has light ivory toning to exterior edges; interior clean; frontispiece; illustrated; inscribed by author;.
New York: The Viking Press, 1933. First Edition, Second Printing. Octavo; pp 418; G+/no-DJ; dark reddish orange spine with gilt text; cloth has moderate wear to exterior, sunned spine, light rubbing to edges; text block has slight age toning to edges, previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown, deckled fore edge; interior clean; 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.
Washington, DC: Associated Publishers, Inc., 1980. First Edition. Octavo, 60 pages; VG/VG; spine is white with black lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has minimal wear along the top and bottom edges; binding and pages clear; profusely illustrated with full size plates; shelved Front table.
Washington, NJ: Times Change Press, 1973. First Edition, First Printing. 10vo, 156 pages; VG-; spine is white with black lettering; binding has minor wear along the top and bottom edges and along the sides of the spine, minor warping; first several pages have minor detachment, have a stamp mark along the top edge; shelved case 1.
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: Book Supply Company, 1944. Tenth Edition. Octavo; 385pp; full maroon cloth; no dustjacket; minor fading to spine; some minor wear at extremities; contents very good throughout; signed and inscribed by the author. Micheaux was a pioneering African-American author and film director. [Spine; gilt titles on maroon cloth] Pictures available upon request Book kept on bookshelf near stairs on sales floor.
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.
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.
Marietta, GA: Top Shelf Productions, 2015. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 187 pages; VG; Spine is dark blue with white lettering; binding has minimal wear along the top and bottom edges, has faint rubbing on the front cover; signed on the dedication page by John Lewis; shelved graphic novels.
New York and London: Columbia University Press, 1964. 8vo hardcover with dustjacket. VG+/VG+. Interior clean, binding strong, minor shelfwear to boards. Minor age-toning to back of dj, slight rubbing at corners and folds, dj in protective plastic sleeve. 85 pp. [Black and white text on grey and brown spine. In cases.].
New York: Oxford University Press, 1978. First Edition. 512pp.; VG/VG; spine brown with tan lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut; mild tears to corners of dust jacket; INSCRIBED on ffep by Higginbotham, dated June 26, 1978, to Vernon Jordan, American business executive, civil rights activist, and adviser to Clinton; shelved African American Studies.
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: Howard University, 1981. First paperback edition. Octavo; vg+/wraps; black text on spines; --v1, "Pillars in Ethiopian History," orange spine; ex libris, signature; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 154 pp.; ---v2, "Africa and Africans: As seen by Classical Writers," tan spine, ex libris, signature; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 162 pp.; maps; else very good. ISBNs: 0882580906 & 0882580892.
Washington, D.C. Howard University Press, 1986. Octavo; pp 201; G/paperback; mustard yellow spine with white text; covers show slight rubbing to exterior; slight wear to edges; American Book Award Winner, 1988, sticker to front; light sunning to spine; text block has light wear to exterior edges; frontispiece; interior clean; signed by author.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1978. First edition. Octavo; First edition; G+/VG-; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, black with white print; DJ in mylar, slight edgewear but clean and bright; Boards quarter bound with brown cloth to spine and green paper to boards, clean and strong; Text block has remainder of bookplate on front flyleaf, else clean and tight; xii, 443 pages.
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.
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.
Los Angeles: Baumgardt, 1906. First edition (signed and inscribed by the author);. Small octavo in cloth with plastic cover; VG/no DJ; spine green with gold letters; boards are strong with some soiling and low shelf wear; paper is only slightly discolored with a couple of photographs; author's quote, signature and date on front flap; C. M. Seymour Severance was a famous abolitionist, suffragist, and founder of the Unitarian Church in L.A.; pp. 191.
New York: The Viking Press, 1971. First Edition. Octavo; VG/VG; black and grey spine with black and white text; jacket has age toning, general shelfwear; boards are strong, minor age toning along head edges; textblock has age toning around edges, bookstore label on front endpaper, otherwise clean; pp 173; signed by author on front endpaper.
Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press, 2003. first. Octavo; VG/VG; Black/green spine with red & off-white text; Dust jacket is covered with mylar and has slight wear on exterior which is otherwise clean and intact; Cloth is lightly sunned with minor edge wear with sturdy, clean and intact panels; Text block exterior has light wear due to handling but has unmarked pages and tight binding; pp 360.
New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2006. First Edition. thick 8vo. VG+/VG+. wide black glossy DJ spine with white author and large gold tone capitals for title and publisher. raised titling characters in white and gold on b/w pictorial jacket front. wide black HB with stamped gold, centered titling, adjacent gray panels. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. prior owner writing on right FEP. thick volume, no marks or writing to interior, neat sheets and edges. with b/w glossy image gallery follows page 274. excellent shape overall. 1039 pp. ISBN# 9780684857121.
Chicago, IL: Third World Press, 1971. First Edition. Octavo; VG/VG-; Yellow spine with black lettering; Jacket has some tearing and light fraying to the corners and spine edges, flaps and edges are age-toned; Boards are strong, some bumping and wear to the edges and corners; Binding is tight; Text block is clean; 95 pp.
Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 2005. Second Edition [Volume 1] and First Printing [Volume 2]. small Qto(s). VG+/ - no DJ. TWO VOLUME SET. Vol 1: yellow tipped green wraps spine with black titling. partially illustrated softcover, a touch bumped at upper right corners, no reading crease and illustrated textblock interior has no writing and minor handling. complete in 279 pp. ISBN# 0757516815. Vol 2: beige tipped purple wraps spine with black author and light beige title, black publisher. neat two-column textblock, no marks and wear is minimal. clean wraps textbook. 265 pp. ISBN# 0757524737. an excellent student copy set.
New York: William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1967. Octavo; pp 536; G/Fair; ivory spine with dark blue and brown text; dust jacket has moderate soiling to exterior; some chips to edges, as is; slight staining inside dj's edges; cloth shows staining to exterior edges; strong boards; text block has noticeable soiling to exterior edges; frontispiece; profusely illustrated;.
New York: HarperrCollins Publishers, 2001. First Edition. Octavo; pp 279; G/G-; white spine with green and purple text; full title: Every Tongue Got to Confess: Negro Folk-Tales from the Gulf States; dust jacket has slight soiling to exterior; cloth has light wear to exterior; boards slightly splayed; text block shows slight wear to exterior edges; interior clean.
USA: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1988. First American Edition. wide 8vo. VG+/VG+. black DJ spine with lime and light blue titles, jacket front color pictorial with ivory titles. light linen clothbound HB spine, blue and green type, with olive adjacent boards. medium green lined fep/ffep. the interior textblock with b/w illustrations. as is. 144 pp. ISBN# 0060200421.
n. p. The University of Michigan, 1977. Large Octavo; pp 322; G/no-DJ; black spine with gilt text; cloth has slight wear to exterior; strong boards; text block has light toning to exterior edges; interior slightly toned toward edges; tight binding; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited order.