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: American Bible Society, 2005. Octavo; VG; black spine with gilt text; black leatherette binding; exterior clean; text block clean; pp 899; maps at rear; ribbon marker; King James Version in marginal English text; text in Gullah (Sea Island Creole) NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in bookcases next to 7's Ephemera section.
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.].
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.
Geneve: Editions Minerva, S.A., 1971. Large Octavo; G+/G; orange/black spine with black text; dust jacket exterior has slight shelf wear; light toning to exterior; few, minor chips to edges; ex-library sticker to spine; cloth exterior has light wear; mild tone toward edges; slight lean to spine; textblock exterior head edge shows mild tone; pictorial endpapers; frontispiece; few ex-library markings inside; profusely illustrated; interior good; pp 151.
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.
New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1992. First PB Edition. Quarto; pp 198; G+/paperback; dark blue spine with white text; covers show modest rubbing wear to exterior; intact panels; text block has light shelf wear to exterior fore and tail edges; interior clean; previous owner's name to exterior tail edge; tight binding; illustrated; inscribed by author.
Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1954. Second Edition. Octavo; pp 239; G/G-; light beige spine with grayish brown text; dust jacket has modest sunning to spine; some edge with minor chips; cloth shows slight toning to edges; mild wear to exterior; strong boards; text block has slight toning to exterior edges; previous owner's bookplate to ffep; illustrated; interior clean; tight binding;.
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, 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, 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).
Candia, NH: John LeBow, 2005. Limited Edition, #132/176. Octavo, 41 pages; VG; stitched pamphlet binding; housed in a mylar sleeve; white paper wrappers, with black lettering and blue illustration; mild shelf wear and scuffing; signed flat by Baraka and hand-numbered 132 at colophon; pages clean; shelved Case 0.
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 15's ephemera box 9, in Netdesk office.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1857. First Edition. Octavo, , 193 pages, ; G+; Later bound in full black cloth, with tooled covers and copper lettering to front cover (spine blank); Boards show significant age-toning to cloth on spine, moderate bumping/wear to head/tail of spine, light bumping to corners, and light shelfwear and staining overall; Textblock has light age-toning to edges; Six pages of publishers advertisements at back; Sabin 4785. RWO.
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: Church Advocate Print, 1909. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 72 pages; VG; bound in publisher's red cloth, black titling to front cover, plain spine; some rubbing and mild wear to binding, light bumping to lower fore corners; small hole in front gutter; inscribed on the ffep to Addie Hunton and her husband: "To my dear friends The Huntons, George F Bragg Balt MD July 6 1910"; extremely scarce; shelved case 1.
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.
Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press, 1974. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 332 pages; G/G+; spine red, faded to gray, with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; mild shelf wear and soiling to jacket; extensive mold to spine and boards (see photo); noticeable odor; small chips missing at corners of flap folds; inch-long closed tear at upper left corner of jacket front; spine very significantly faded; some wear to crown and tail of jacket spine; creases to upper and lower edges of jacket back; price uncut '$10.00'; inscribed by Brisbane at title page; pages clean; NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in wraparound bookcase next to 15's.
Washington, D.C. The Associates in Negro Folk Education, 1937. First Editions. Octavos, 2 volumes; Fair; in publisher's printed orange wraps; two volumes possibly inscribed by Sterling Brown for his wife Daisy.; The Negro in American Fiction, wraps reinforced with thick brown tape along all four edges of front wrap, spine, fore edge of rear wrap, front wrap only held on by the tape, some soiling, general wear, and creasing to wraps, small blue ink spot to gutter of page 15, extending slammer through to 5, inscribed on the title page 'For Daisy / Who saw it / growing / Sterling / June 15, 1938'; Pencil on page 1 reads 'Mrs Dolly Moore Cleveland / youngest son for Sterling H. Brown', some pencil marginalia starting on page 17; Negro Poetry and Drama, front wrap detached but present, some soiling and wear to wraps, inscribed on the title page 'For Daisy / First fruits of the / Fellowship / Sterling", small pencil marginalia correction to page 11; JR consignment; shelved case 1.
New York: The Dryden Press, 1941. Octavo, 1082 pages; VG-; bound in publisher's light blue cloth, dark blue rows with silver titling to spine; some rubbing and wear, fading to spine, small tear to middle of spine; mild toning to pages; measuring 20cm high, this copy is 2cm shorter than the more commonly seen issue with blue boards and gilt titling; shelved case 1.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1932. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo; xv, 135 pages; G+/none; quarter red cloth binding over green striped paper boards with silver titling to spine; mild shelfwear to covers, including light scrapes, chips, mild staining to the spine, and a small amount missing from the head of the spine; mild foxing to textblock, with brown top edge dye and deckled fore edge; signed flat by Brown on ffep; shelved case 0.