Philadelphia: The Academy Academy of Political and Social Science, 1965. Booklet [5x7]; pp 214; Fair/paperback; dark beige spine with black text; orange covers show several chips to spine and edges; sunned spine and head edge; minor wear to edges; text block has slight toning to exterior edges; previous owner's name to first page; slight defect to front hinge; interior clean; illustrated;.
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New York: William Harned, 1850. Third Edition. Octavo, 36 pages; VG-; softcover; disbound pamphlet; third edition of Sabin no. 26125; some wear and soiling; some foxing throughout; pages without marginalia or underlining; an excerpt reads, "James Hamlet is a highly esteemed young man. In the language of the subservient Journal of Commerce, he is "a steady, correct, and upright man," "a member of the Methodist Church," and "can be redeemed for $800.""; RW consignment; shelved Case 8 1/2.
Office of Policy Planning and Research, United States Department of Labor, 1965. First Edition, First Printing. Small quarto; 78 pages; VG-; housed in a protective mylar bag; black paper covers with white titling on front cover, staplebound; mild shelfwear to covers, including small chips, rubbing, a very small open tear on the fore edge of the front cover, creasing, a small closed tear to the top edge of the rear cover, and rusted staples; mild foxing to textblock, with "JFR" written on the top edge in blue ink and a mild crease to the upper fore edge corner of all pages; black and white graphs throughout; final two pages missing a small piece of the upper fore edge corner; shelved case 1.
New York/Philadelphia: 1969/1970. Three Black Panther handbills from 1969 and 1970; VG; The first is a two-page mimeographed handbill issued in New York on December 8, 1969, just four days after the assassination of Fred Hampton. The recto is headlined “Stop the Persecution of the Black Panther Party” and addresses the death of Hampton and a raid on the Black Panthers’ Los Angeles office. The bottom announces an anti-Nixon demonstration at the Waldorf organized by Youth Against War & Fascism. The verso advertises the fundraising efforts of the Defense Committee for the Wilmington “8”, which organized demonstrations and raised funds for the defense of 8 men convicted of assaulting two FBI agents in October of 1968. New York, 1969. Quarto, two pages. Two page mimeographed handbill on one sheet of light-yellow 8.5” x 11” copy paper. Very good condition. There is some uneven age-toning along the left and bottom edges (of recto), a ¼-inch closed tear on the right edge, and two small ink-marks in the left margin of the verso.; The second is a mimeographed handbill printed April 1969, announcing a demonstration at the bail hearing for the Panther 21. A vintage document from one of the seminal events in the history of black radical activism. New York, 1969. Quarto, one page. One page handbill on beige 8.5” x 11” copy paper. Very good condition. Document shows two vertical and two horizontal creases from folding, and a ¼-inch closed tear at the top edge.; The third is a two-page mimeographed handbill printed by the Philadelphia Branch of the Black Panther Party in March of 1970 addressing the recent death (March 2, 1970) of James Hamilton at the hands of police. Head-lined “Cisco-Kidd Pig Rizzo Oinks Again!”, the document blends typescript, hand-writing, illustration and copied newsprint. Frank Rizzo, then-police commissioner and future mayor of Philadelphia, is the subject of the handbill’s polemic. Philadelphia, 1970. Quarto, two pages. Two page handbill on single sheet of white 8.5” x 11” copy paper. Very good condition. The document has some uneven age-toning on both pages, two small closed tears in the bottom and top-left margins, and one crease from folding.; CX Consignment; shelved case 0.
Columbus: Who's Who Publishing Co., 2013. Quarto; G; Paperback; Spine, red with white print; Cover has light edgewear, 2-inch closed tear and crease to front fore edge, else clean and bright; Text block clean and tight; 244 pages, illustrated (b&w, color). [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.].
Columbus: Who's Who Publishing Co., 2009. Quarto; VG-; Paperback; Spine, blue with buff print; Cover has slight edgewear, else clean and bright; Text block clean and tight; ISSN 1938-8268; 256 pages, illustrated (b&w, color). [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.].
A collection of Zulu handcrafts and jewelry belonging to Dr. William A. Backenstoe of Emmaus, Pennsylvania, and his wife Mamie Backenstoe of Windsor, New York, who worked as medical missionaries under the auspices of the Free Methodist Church of North America in Natal, South Africa and Portuguese Mozambique between 1903 and 1932. Collection includes: A large, coarse brown cloth, possibly made of sisal fiber or coconut coir, approximately 46 in x 61 in. Good; numerous small and medium-sized holes and scattered stains. A small paper label pinned in one corner, reading “Property of Mrs. Dr. W.A. Backenstoe.” One wooden staff with carved elements and beaded ornamentation, 30.5 in long. Very good; light+ scratching; some dust to beaded element. One large carved wooden cup with handle and simple ornamentation in dark stain, w 7 in x h 6 in. Very good. Two hairline cracks and several small scrapes at rim. A small paper tag reading “Property of Mrs. Dr. W.A. Backenstoe” in bowl of cup. Three carved wooden ladles, 12.75 in, 12 in, and 13.75 in long. One with simple carved ornamentation, one with simple ornamentation in dark stain, and one with both carved ornamentation and stained details. Very good. Scattered minor scratches and chips. One hand broom with woven handle, w 1.75 in x h 12.75 in. Very good-. Moderate fraying and breakage to some bristles. Three small lace doilies, knitted or crocheted. Each 3.25 in diameter. Very good. One with light+ soiling. One cotton net doily with shell border, 9.5 in diameter. Very good-; cotton net with light+ discoloration, one shell lost and one shell loosening. One linen napkin with elaborate pulled thread embroidery, w 11in x h 11 in. Good+; moderate general discoloration and minor fraying to a few sections of embroidery. One segment of coarsely woven cloth, w 13.5 in x h 11.75 in, with simple geometric border worked in red thread. Very good-; moderate, even discoloration throughout with a few areas of darker soiling; some minor fraying. Six woven straw pouches, five in natural colors with a simple check pattern, each between 3.75 and 5.5 in long; one with a more elaborate geometric pattern in yellow, blue, and white on a red background, 4 in long. One additional incomplete pouch, lacking top, in natural colors with simple check pattern. Very good+. One porcupine quill, 7.75 in long. Very good; minor scuff near one point. Two braided straw necklaces with beaded elements, 16 in long and 13.5 in long. Good to Very good-; Beaded elements somewhat dusty; shorter necklace with a break in braided straw. Two braided straw bracelets, 3.5 in and 3 in diameter. Very good+; somewhat stiff but otherwise undamaged. Set of bangles, 2.5 in to 3.5 in diameter. Three with metal components, one made of twisted straw. Good; metal bangles with significant rust. Woven straw band with ornamental “bow” made of reed or bark, w 2 in x h 2 in. Very good; somewhat stiff but otherwise undamaged. 12 black and white fluted beads, each approximately 0.25 in. Good+; somewhat dusty. One beaded bangle, 3.5 in diameter. Very good-; somewhat dusty, a few beads lost and somewhat stiff. Three double-strands of trade beads, 31 in, 15 in, and 8 in long. Good+ to very good; longest strand broken at one end, though still complete or nearly so; all three strands somewhat dusty. Four lengths of beadwork woven in an open lattice pattern, each 17.5 to 20 in long and approx. 1 in wide. No clasps, but all four pieces appear to be knotted off and “finished.” Good to good+; three with some damage or loss to ends of strands; remaining strand with loss to central portions of weaving. Five pieces of beadwork, possibly necklaces, featuring square medallion patterns varying in size from 1 in x 1 in to w 3.5 in x h 3.25 in. Good+; all moderately dusty, and all but one having lost several (apparently between two and approximately fifteen) beads. Three lengths of densely woven beadwork, two with strands of individual beads at corners and one with evidence of such strands. w 1.5 in x l 16.5 in; w 1.5 in x l 14.25 in; w 1.25 in x l 12.5 in. Good; all moderately dusty with minor bead loss, primarily to corners of woven portions or to strands of individual beads extending from corners. One piece completely lacking individual strands of beads, with some loss of beads to the woven portion at the corners where the strands were once attached. Three beaded belts: w 1.75 in x l 26 in, w 1.75 in x l 19.5 in, and w 3 in x l 28.75 in. Good+ to very good-; all moderately dusty with very minor bead loss (apparently fewer than 10 beads lost per belt). One belt with a strand of individual beads detached from one corner. Three beaded necklaces: w 1 in x l 14 in (open triangular weave), w 0.75 in x l 19.5 in, and w 1.5 in x l 14.5 in. Good+; all moderately dusty with minor to minor+ bead loss. BG Consignment.
Cincinnati: Bangs and Company, 1856. First Edition. Octavo, 332 pages; G-; Original cloth boards, with tooled covers and gilt letters to spine; Boards show significant wear/chipping to head/tail of spine, moderate wear to corners, several chips to cloth on back board, and light soiling overall; Textblock has moderate plus age-toning and light soiling to edges, a tear to the top corner of the ffep, light occasional foxing to pages interiorly throughout, and three ownership inscriptions (one to ffep, one to sfep, and one to succeeding page); Includes eight illustrations (engraved), including frontispiece. RWO.
Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1975. First Edition. Octavo, 94 pages. In Very Good minus condition with a Good dust jacket. Dust jacket protected with a mylar covering. Spine blue/ivory with black lettering. Mild soiling wear with slight age toning with few chips to the edges vertical crease to the spine. Boards have slight, small damp stain to the front and faintly sunned exterior. Text block has lightly age toned edges. First Edition.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928. First Edition, First Printing. Small Octavo, xii, 270 pages. In Good minus condition with a Fair dust jacket. Age toned beige and green spine with black lettering. Dust jacket has significant chipping to edges and corners, a large chip near tail of spine, and moderate plus age toning and discoloration overall. Orange buckram boards show significant wear to head and tail of spine, and light wear to corners. Text block has light age-toning to edges, and to pages throughout interior. SW Consignment. Shelved case 6.
New York: Pantheon Books, 1999. First edition. Octavo; First edition; VG-/VG; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, b&w illustrations with yellow and white print on black banners; DJ in mylar, clean and bright; Boards quarter bound with black cloth to spine and black paper to boards, slight bump to front bottom edge, else clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; Inscribed in ink by the author on the title page; x, 694 pages, illustrated (b&w plates).
New York: Simon and Schuster, 2008. First Edition, First Printing. Small Octavo; VG/G; off-white spine with blue and brown text; first edition; first printing; dust jacket exterior shows some shelf wear, due to handling; minor rubbing to edges; marker mark to front covering flat scratch; small darkish stain inside dj; cloth has minimal exterior wear; strong, straight boards; text block exterior edges have light tone; deckled fore edge; signed to title page by author; interior pages clean; pp 316.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1983. First Printing. Octavo; VG-/VG-; black spine with white and red text; first printing; dust jacket exterior shows slight handling wear; creased front flap; cloth exterior has minimal wear; intact binding; textblock exterior edges have light shelf wear; very slight wear to endpapers; interior clean; illustrated; pp 342.
New York: Basic Civitas Books, 1999. First edition. Quarto; 1st edition; VG/G+; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, blue with gold print; DJ has light edgewear, slight shelfwear, but is clean and bright; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; xxxvii, 2095 pages, frontispiece (port.), illustrated (b&w, color). [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: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1874. 10mo; G; green spine with gilt text; no dust cover; original publisher's cloth has slight soiling wear; worn fore corners; minor fraying to spine edges; blind-stamped scroll design to panels; sturdy boards; textblock exterior edges have age toned; few, small chips to front hinge; fold out frontispiece; previous owner's name to fep; interior good, only few incidental marks; illustrated; pp 255.
Atlanta: Atlanta University, 1969. Octavo; Fair-/G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, grey, illustration, red print; DJ has edgewear, wear to hinges, light rubbing/shelfwear; Boards in brown cloth, slight wear to spine caps, extreme soiling/mold (SEE PHOTOS); Text block has mold to endpapers (SEE PHOTO), else clean and tight; Inscribed in ink by the author on the front flyleaf; ix, 449 pages, illustrated (b&w plates). NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in bookcases next to 7's Ephemera section.
New York: The Dial Press, 1962. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 436 pages. In Very Good condition with a Very Good dust jacket. Spine white with red and blue lettering. Dust jacket protected in mylar covering, with price uncut: "$5.95". Minor shelfwear. Light chipping along edges. Small open tear at tail of spine. Very light staining to edges of text block. Interior pages clean. Shelved in Case 2.
New York: The Dial Press, 1962. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 436 pages. In Very Good condition with a Very Good minus dust jacket. Spine white with red and blue lettering. Dust jacket protected in mylar covering, with price uncut: "$5.95." Minor shelf wear. Age toning and chipping dust jacket. Small open tear to top edge of front cover. Rubbing to bottom left corner of rear cover. Light age toning to text block. Shelved in Case 2.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1953. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 303 pages. In Very Good condition, and lacking issued dust jacket. Bound in orange cloth with gilt lettering. Front board with light discoloration along the fore edge half. Minor shelf wear. Light age toning to text block, with top edge dyed blue. Foxing to pastedowns. Signature of previous owner on front free endpaper. Shelved in Case 2.
New York: The Dial Press, 1974. Limited Edition, #147/250. Octavo, 197 pages. In Very Good condition. Bound in brown leatherette with gilt stamping to boards and spine. Housed in a Very Good publisher's brown paper slipcase. Very light wear. Signed flat by Baldwin on the limitation page, #147/250 copies. DG Consignment. Shelved in Case 2.
New York: The Dial Press, 1972. Octavo; G+/G; black spine with white text; dust jacket exterior shows modest wear; few grayish streaks to front; few chips to edges; cloth exterior has light wear; one or two tiny brownish spots to exterior; slight edge wear; good, solid binding; straight boards; textblock exterior head edge has slight foxing; other edges have only light wear; previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown; rear endpaper adhered to rear dj flap; tape mend to page 161; light marginalia to few pages inside; pp 197.
New York: The Dial Press, 1968. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 484 pages. In Very Good minus condition with a Good minus dust jacket. Spine tan with black and maroon lettering. Dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut: "$5.95." Moderate tearing and chipping to corners, edges, and spine of dust jacket. Soiling and scuffing on dust jacket. Light staining and bumping to corners and edges of boards. Minor age toning throughout textblock. Shelved under front counter.
New York: The Dial Press, 1976. First U.S. Edition, First Printing. Small quarto; 96 pages; VG/VG; spine graphic pastel with black drop shadow text; dust jacket protected with mylar; price unclipped reading "$6.46", mild shelfwear to dust jacket, including a small missing section at the center of the bottom edge of the rear cover; textblock clean; ink name of former owner to half-title; color and black and white illustrations throughout; shelved above Case 14.
New York: William Morrow, 2001. First edition. Octavo; First edition; VG-/VG; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, blue with grey print; DJ in mylar, clean and bright; Boards quarter bound with blue paper to spine and blue textured paper to boards, silver print, clean and strong, slightly cocked spine; Text block has small blemishes on rear endpapers, else clean and tight; Signed in ink by the author on the title page; xv, 384 pages, illustrated (b&w plates).
Georgetown, KY: Finishing Line Press, 2005. Booklet [5x7]; VG/paperback; off-white covers have mild wear to exterior; pictorial front with dark red lettering; intact panels; text block clean; illustrated; ribbon marker; pp 29; inscribed by author NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, Case #2 - New Ephemera Box #5.
Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2000. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 327 pages. In Very Good condition with a Very Good minus dust jacket. Black spine with pink and purple lettering. Minor shelf wear to head and tail of spine. Moderate rubbing on front and back covers of dust jacket. Creasing along top and bottom edges of dust jacket. Minor speckling and scraping to bottom edge of back dust jacket cover. Slight age toning to top and bottom edges of text block. Shelved in case 12.
Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1988. First Oxford University Press PB Edition, First Printing. Small Octavo; G/paperback; black spine with white text; first Oxford University Press PB edition, first printing; slight wear to edges and joints; covers show fairly mild wear; edges have some rubbing wear; good binding; textblock edges have age toned somewhat; slight foxing to inside covers and facing pages; illustrated; pp 152.
Beverly Hills, CA: New Millennium Press, 2004. First U.S. Edition, First Printing. Octavo; pp 298; VG/VG; dark beige spine with multicolored text; dust jacket shows minimal wear to exterior; small sticker to front flap; mylar wraps; cloth clean; strong boards; text block clean; inscribed by author;.
Columbus, Ohio: H. Miller, 1861. Early Edition. Thick Octavo, 866 pages; G; rebound in later full grey buckram, black titling to spine; mild shelfwear and rubbing; edges of text block marbled; water-staining along lower edge of text block, extending up lower half of gutter throughout volume, smaller tide-marks along center of volume; light foxing throughout; JR consignment; shelved case 1.
Cincinnati: Wm. H. Moore & Co., 1846. First Edition. Octavo, viii, pp. -482, 24 pages; G-; Contemporary cloth, with tooled covers and gilt lettering to spine; Boards show moderate wear to edges and corners, moderate wear to head/tail of spine, and moderate soiling overall; Textblock has moderate plus age-toning to edges, light shelfwear to bottom edge, moderate dampstaining to pastedowns (front and back, not impacting text), and former ownership inscriptions on ffep and on titlepage; Multiple pages uncut; Includes 24 pages of publisher's ads at back of book; RWO.
Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2095. First Printing. Octavo; VG-/paperback; green/black spine with white and green text; first printing; covers show minimal wear; minor dings to edges; tight binding; text block exterior edges have slight shelf wear; light pencil to pp 1-2, 7-9, and 11; illustrated; pp 380.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1945. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 131 pages; VG/G-; spine orange and black with black titling; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$2.00, front hinge largely separated, some chipping and closed tears to all extremities; interior clean; shelved under front counter.
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.
Baltimore: John Hopkins University, 1890. Octavo; Poor+; Paperback; Spine, bound pages; Volume in clear plastic bag; Covers brown, brittle, chipping along all edges, detached from text block; Text block has loose pages through p. 6, penciled names on half-title page, exposed spine with intermittent spine breaks, occasional foxing, brittle paper; 96 pages. NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, Case #2 - New Ephemera Box #8.
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: Simon & Schuster, 2006. First Edition. Octavo, 1039 pages. In Very Good minus condition with Good plus dust just jacket. Black spine with white and gold text. Dust jacket is protected by mylar covering and has chipping to head edge of front joint and tail edge of spine, spine gently curved inward, creasing to spine and rear cover, and staining to both flaps. Boards have tearing to tail edge of rear board. Textblock clean. Signed flat by author on title page. Shelved African American Studies.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1965. First Edition. Octavo, 415 pages. In Very Good condition with a Very Good dust jacket. Spine red with white and black lettering. Dust jacket protected in mylar covering, with price uncut, "$5.95." Minor shelfwear. Age-toning and light chipping to dust jacket. Top edge of textblock dyed red. Some soiling to bottom and fore edge of textblock. Shelved in Case 1.