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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.
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 Case 11.
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, 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 and London: Routledge, 2001. Octavo; pp 319; G/paperback; brown spine with yellow & beige text; covers show modest wear to exterior; mild thumbing to corners; previous bookshop's sticker to rear; intact panels; text block has slight shelf wear to exterior edges; interior clean; illustrated;.
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: 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: 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.
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: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Company, 1979. First Edition. Octavo; pp 192; G+/G; pinkish beige spine with brown and black text; dust jacket shows lightly sunned spine; minor chips to edges; cloth has slight foxing to head and foot spine edges; strong boards; text block has light foxing to exterior head edge; frontispiece; interior clean; illustrated;.
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: 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.
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].
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.
New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2005. First Printing. 8vo. VG+/VG+. glossy DJ spine in dark rose with white title and shorter white segment to tail with tiny rose author and very small publisher. edgewear minimal, upper edge curling lightly. black clothbound HB, with gold stamped titling, gently abraded thin panel bottoms. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON RIGHT FEP. small gallery of b/w images between page 266-267. excellent textblock through 522 pp. neat edges, unmarked all sides. ISBN# 0618088253.
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.
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: 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.