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Charlottesville, WV: University Press of Virginia, 1999. US Printing. 8vo. VG+/VG+. brown/white pictorial DJ, jacket rear, spine and front are widely illustrated, with DJ spine tilting in small white and red characters. black clothbound HC with a touch of wear, gilt-stamped titling, adjacent boards are thick and sturdy. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON RIGHT FEP. solidly bound, lightly read interior is free of marks. head, fore-edge and tail are smoothly clear. 275 pp. ISBN# 0813918847.
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.
New York: Harmony Books, 1996. First Edition. Small Octavo: VG/VG: White spine with purple text: DJ is clean with minimal shelfwear: Boards are strong and clean, binding tight: Textblock is clean, half title page signed by Lydia Lewis Alexander and Otis Holloway Owens, pages otherwise unmarked: First Edition: 223 pp.
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.
Boston: The Reclamation Project, 1998. Octavo; VG- Paperback; Pink spine with Black text; Covers have some edgewear, some shelfwear, crease along front joint, otherwise clean; Textblock has small yellow stain on pages 9-10, underlining and circling in red, orange, and green ink on pages 9, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 19, 23, 25, 28-29, writing in pen on rear endpaper, otherwise clean; 159 pp.
New York: William Morrow, 2001. First Edition. Octavo: VG/VG: Navy blue spine with light grayish blue text: DJ is in brodart, light edgewear, clean: Boards are strong and clean, light bumping at head and tail of spine, binding tight: Textblock exterior is clean and pages free of markings, folds or tears: Title page is signed by the author: First Edition: 384 pp.
New York: Dutton, 1999. first. Octavo; VG+/VG-; Black spine with blue & white text; SSigned by author on title page; DJ has slightly rubbed exterior, otherwise clean, covered in mylar, "signed" sticker on front; Boards have slight edgewear, otherwise clean and strong; Textblock is slightly age toned; pp 296.
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 Front Table.
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.
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.
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, 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.
New York: Arno Press and the New York Times, 1970. Octavo. Good/no DJ. Age-toned off white spine with blue text/title; covers are age-toned with multiple creases, rubbed areas, and smaller stains; back cover has a moisture exposure staining close to the spine; binding is strong; textblock is clean. Pp. 1082.
New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1966. First Printing. Quarto; VG/Fair; White spine with light blue and light green text; DJ darkened with age, generally clean with considerable shelfwear and edgewear, rubbing at corners, open tear at top of spine, chipping and wrinkling along top edge of front cover, as well as closed tear mid-edge, two book-long parallel horizontal smudge marks close to spine, two small water stains hug the front cover edge of the spine, two long closed tears - nearly long enough to meet an hollow out a large chunk of the back cover - mar the top edge of the back cover, light chipping along tail edge, small smudges and abrasions pepper the back cover; Boards strong, clean, light rubbing at corners and ends of spine, spine lightly faded with age; Textblock darkened with age otherwise clean; pp 190.
New York: Rivercross Publishing, 1996. First. Octavo; VG/VG- Hardcover w/ dustjacket; Off white spine with Black text; Dustjacket has some edgewear, some shelfwear, two smudges on rear cover, closed tear along head edge of spine, closed tear along tail edge of spine, otherwise clean; Boards strong, clean, slight edgewear, slight cocking of spine; Textblock clean; 188 pp.
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.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005. First Edition. Octavo; VG/VG Hardcover; Silver spine with images and white text; Light shelf wear to dust jacket, minor frays and light spot marks to corners; Boards are strong and clean, binding solid, [INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR] on half title page; Text block clean, vivid black & white photo illustrations, 401 pp.
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.
Alexandria: Fund for Alexandria, Virginia, 1968. Octavo; First Printing; VG-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, twin loop wire bound; Boards in illustrated paper with black print, mild wear to corners and spine caps, creasing to spine, slight spotting/smudging; Text block has name in ink on title page, peripheral tanning to endpapers, text is clean and tight; xiii, 110 pages, illustrated with drawings of Alexandria buildings.
Athens and London: The University of Georgia Press, 1998. Octavo; VG-/VG; Black spine with white & orange text; Dust jacket has mylar covering with clean exterior; Boards have minor edge wear and staining smudge on front, otherwise have intact, clean and strong panels; Text block shows slight shelf wear due to handling, overall pages are intact and binding is tight; pp 180.
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.
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.
New York: Four Winds Press/Scholastic Magazines, Inc., 1970. Small Octavo; pp 218; VG-/G; beige/green spine with black text; dust jacket shows slight sun fading to exterior, minor wear to exterior, chipping to corners, price clipped front flap, light staining to rear; cloth has slight wear to exterior, sun fading to spine, minor wear to edges; text block shows light wear and age toning to exterior edges, interior clean;.
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: Routledge, 2015. First Thus. Octavo; VG- Paperback; White spine with Black and Red text; Covers have some edgewear, some shelfwear, bowing to front cover, black smudges on both covers and spine, otherwise clean; Textblock has faint stains on fore edge and head edge, red mark on tail edge near spine, small black marks on interior of both covers, front and rear pastedown, otherwise clean; 184 pp. First Edition by Routledge.
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.
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: 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.
New York and London: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1927. Octavo; pp 211; G/no-DJ; 1/4 bound black spine with gray text; cloth has slight sunning to spine; minor soiling to exterior; strong boards; text block shows some age toning to exterior edges; deckled fore edge; slight foxing toward page edges; interior; patterned endpapers; previous bookshop's sticker to ffep.