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.
Charlottesville & London: University of Virginia Press, 2010. First Edition. Octavo: VG/VG: White spine with black text: DJ is in mylar sheath, clean with very little shelfwear: Boards are strong and clean, minor rubbing at tail of spine, binding solid: Textblock is clean, title page inscribed by the author: First Edition: 375 pp.
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.
New York: The Dial Press, 1962. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 436 pages; VG-/VG-; spine beige with gold and blue lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$5.95'; mild rubbing and staining to dust jacket, small tear at front fore corner, chipping to upper edges of both boards; small odor; shelved case 6.
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.
New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, 1992. US Printing. 8vo. VG/VG-. DJ spine is sunned to white, background to dark purple and faded red titling that extends past mid-spine with small black publisher at tail. extended titling densely fills the jacket front, separated by with a pictorial quad of images on lower half. red clothbound HB with gold stamped type, light beige paperboard panels. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON RIGHT FEP. gently read interior, sheets neat. black remainder mark on bottom edge. as is. 446 pp. ISBN# 067167708X.
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.
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: Thomas Hamilton, 1863. Second Edition. 8vo., 312 pages; VG; spine black with gilt lettering; rebacked, with new spine, previous boards preserved; boards blind-stamped in a triple rule; rubbing to corners; moderate foxing throughout; small waterstain to fore-edge of text block, page 255 to end, does not impact text; shelved case 1.
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.
Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1968. US Edition. slim 8vo. VG/VG. solid black DJ spine with small ivory capitals for titling, between author and library code on affixed blue segment. stress light but, mostly a tiny closed cut and light edgewear to tip and upper jacket front corner. black clothbound HB with silver titles. bound securely, stamp or prior owner on right fep. clear, perused interior, slim edges mark-free. 71 pp.
New York, Ny: Pantheon Books, 1998. First Edition. 8vo. VG+/VG. DJ spine is decoratively vertical striped in tall red and medium blue, 2 glossy columns from head to foot, contrast titling in white, blue, red and black. b/w pictorial jacket front, outer edgewear is minimal. gray HB with stamped red metallic titling, adjacent boards sharply cornered. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. clear and excellent within, no marks. solidly bound, clear pages and neat overall. 325 pp. ISBN# 0375401539.
Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1980. first. Octavo; VG-/VG-; Dark red spine with off-white text; Dust jacket is covered with mylar and has slightly rubbed exterior with some minor edge wear; Price clipped front flap; Cloth has very slight shelf wear, some light spotting at tail edge with otherwise strong and intact panels; Text block shows very slight shelf wear on exterior edges with unmarked pages and tight binding; pp 257. Inscribed.
Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 2013. US Printing. 8vo. VG-/VG. black glossy DJ spine with large maroon title centered between white author and publisher at opposite ends. fully illustrated color jacket front. edgewear slight. black clothbound HB with stamped silver type. adjacent boards are neatly cornered, solidly bound interior textblock, 17 titled, b/w illustrations. clear interior sheets a light ivory; small neon orange mark on tail, as is. 332 pp. ISBN # 9781469602011.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1914. First Edition. 8vo hardcover, no dustjacket. Interior clean, one small black scuff to textblock, brown partial fingerprint on back endpaper. Some very light rubbing to corners and spine ends, back bottom corner slightly bumped. 496 pp. [Gilt text on blue spine. In locked cases.].
Washington, D.C. Howard University Press, 1984. Reprint. Quarto, 112 pages; VG-/G; beige spine with black and red lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut; dust jacket has some chipping to head and tail of spine, rubbing to spine edges, mild wear and chipping throughout; water-stain to rear flap hinge, part of upper edge of rear cover, small amount of dust jacket stuck to rear board; gift inscription on front pastedown; INSCRIBED on title page by DeCarava; shelved front table.
New York: The Viking Press, 1931. first edition. octavo in brown cloth with gold gilt and DJ; VG/VG-; spine brown with beige letters; DJ has open tears protected by brodart; illustrated front pages clean; paper slightly faded; deckled edges; text in good condition; pp. 311; shelved in Black Studies.
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: Palgravr Macmillan, 2002. First edition. Octavo; VG-/VG; Reddish-white spine with black & yellow text; Dust jacket has mylar covering with some shelf wear such as slight rubbing on exterior; Boards have minor edge wear, otherwise have intact, clean and strong panels; Text block shows slight shelf wear due to age and handling, overall pages are unmarked and binding is tight; pp 418.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005. First Edition. Octavo; vg+/vg; dj, pictorial spine with text in white on gun-metal bands; dj, minor shelf wear; HB, gray spine with gilt text; quarter bound with off white boards; boards, strong, clean; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block clean; B/W illustrations; 401pp.