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.
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: Simon & Schuster, 1998. First Edition, Third Printing. Octavo, 496 pages; VG/VG; Black jacket spine with white lettering; Book has been flat Signed by John Lewis on the title page in blue ink, slight bleed through onto following page; Jacket shows minimal wear to the edges, jacket now protected by mylar cover, price uncut '$26.00'; Boards straight, Binding tight; Text block clean; EF consignment; Shelved case 5.
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.
Detroit: Broadside Press, 1973. First Edition, Second Printing. 5.5"x 8" Pamphlet; 28 pages; G+; Saddle-Stitched Paperback with illustrations on the front cover and an image of the author on the back; Covers have bending at corners, edgewear and shelfwear; Textblock clean; Signed by Sonia Sanchez on title page; Shelved Case 0.
Detroit: Broadside Press, 1973. First Edition, Fourth Printing. 5.5" x 8.5" Pamphlet; 72 pages; VG-; Saddle-Stitched Black paperback with illustrations on the front cover and a photo of the author on the rear cover; Covers have some edgewear and shelfwear; Interior clean; Signed by Sonia Sanchez on first page; Shelved Case 0.
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.
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.
San Francisco: Cleis Press Inc., 2000. First Edition. Small Quarto; VG/paperback; red/lavender/brown pictorial spine with yellow and red text; first edition, first printing; covers have minimal wear to exterior; previous bookshop's sticker to rear; intact panels; text block edges have slight wear; interior clean; illustrated; pp 176; inscribed by Belasco.
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.
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.
London: George Routledge and Sons, 1930. Octavo; G; Hardcover; Spine, blue with gold print; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, wear to spine caps and corners, mildly cocked spine, light toning to spine, light shelfwear; Text block has tanning to endpapers, frontispiece is coming out of binding, else clean and tight; 120 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w plates, maps).
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.
New York: The Fire Press, n.d. Facsimile Reprint. Booklet [10x12]; VG/paperback; pp 48; red/black pictorial front and rear; premier issue reprint; originally published 1926; covers show only light shelf wear; intact binding; text block exterior edges have light tone; frontispiece; interior clean; illustrated;.
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.
Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 1940. First Edition. Octavo, 351 pages; VG/ VG-; age-toned yellowed spine with black lettering; dust jacket protected by a mylar cover; price uncut "$3.00"; some shelf wear and chipping to the edges of the dust jacket, pages clean; signed, dated, and inscribed by J. W. Coleman, Jr. on the ffep; shelved in case 1.
Chicago: IPE [Institute of Positive Education], 1972. First Printing. Booklet [6x8]; unpaginated; G/paperback; green/black front; ivory lettering and illustration to front; ivory rear with toning toward edges; black text to rear; slight smudges to exterior; intact binding; text block has slight toning to exterior edges; small chip to head edge, title page; good binding; 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;.
Washington DC: Published by Author, 1983. Octavo; 37 pages; G+; White Saddle-stitched paperback with black text and image of author on front cover; small brown stains on both covers, bending to top corner of rear cover; Inscribed by author Doyle F. Jolly to previous owner on inside of rear cover; Shelved Case 0.
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].
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: Bellwether Publishing Company, Inc., 1971. Thick Quarto; pp 1110; G-; black spine with gilt text; no jacket; cloth has some scratches to exterior; chipped spine edges; cracked front joint; partially missing spine toward head edge, as is; some text block has moderate stains to exterior edges; interior edges mildly toned; illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
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).