Refine search resultsSkip to search results
New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo; VG-/G; gray pictorial spine with black text; first edition, first printing; dust jacket exterior shows slight, general shelf wear; few chips to edges; cloth exterior has minimal wear; strong binding; text block exterior edges show light tone; interior clean; illustrated; pp 270.
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2006. Octavo; G+; Hardcover; Spine, red with gold print; Boards in red cloth, lightly bumped fore corners, else clean and strong; Text block has inked out note on front flyleaf, else clean and tight; Inscribed in ink by the editor on the title page; x, 195 pages.
Athens GA: The University of Georgia Press, 1992. Quarto; G+/paperback; silvery spine with red and black text; covers show modest shelf wear; slight creases to front head fore corner; ex-library stickers to exterior; some rubbing wear to edge; good binding; textblock exterior edges have slight soiling wear; ex-library stamp to head and fore edges; few ex-library markings to inside covers and first and last pages; clean interior; frontispiece; illustrated; pp 256.
Cambridge: Belknap Press, 1971 - 1981. First Editions. Large Octavos, Six Volumes; G+/G; White spines with black lettering, and volume numbers in gold; Dustjackets have light plus wear and age-toning overall, with bumping and light chipping to corners and head/stails of spines; Moderate plus foxing to dustjacket (spine and back cover) of volume I; Prices Unclipped; Boards have moderate bumping and wear to corners, with light wear to top and bottom edges; Textblocks have very light age-toning to edges. RWO-LC. CONTENTS: Vol. I. "I will be heard! 1822-1835" (xxx, 616 pages) -- Vol. II. "A house dividing against itself 1836-1840" (xxxi, 770 pages) -- Vol. III. "No union with slave-holders 1841-1849" (xxii, 719 pages) -- Vol. IV. "From disunionism to the brink of war 1850-1860" (xxv, 737 pages) -- Vol. V. "Let the oppressed go free 1861-1867" (xxx, 597 pages) -- Vol. VI. "To rouse the slumbering land 1868-1879" (xx, 637 pages). [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].
Los Angeles: Holloway House Publishing Co., 1969. 12mo; Fair+; Paperback; Spine, white with pink print; In clear plastic sleeve; Cover has light edgewear, light warping to front, toning to spine, mild smudging/shelfwear; Text block initial pages lightly warped with front cover, note in ink on front flyleaf, chipping to bottom fore corner of initial pages, small tear to fore edge of p.19, top fore corner torn on pp. 289-296, age-toning to paper, else clean and tight; “A First Book, The Beginning Point Commencing a Series of Works Toward Creation of The Nigger Bible”— title page; “An Original Holloway House Edition” — title page; 304 pages.
Silver Spring: The Beckham Publications Group, 2007. Octavo; G+; Paperback; Spine, black with white print; Cover has light shelfwear but is clean and bright; Text block clean and tight but for small number of dog-eared pages; Inscribed in ink by the author on the half-title page; 263 pages, illustrated (b&w).
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.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1964. First Edition, Second Printing. Quarto, 127 pages; G+; in publisher's printed wraps, white spine with black titling; some rubbing and bumping/crinkling to corners, wear to hinges; '$1.95' price to upper fore corner of front cover; profusely illustrated with black and white photographs, many by Danny Lyon; shelved case 1.
Philadelphia: William Still, 1886. Revised Edition. Octavo, 780,  pages; VG; bound in publisher's original brown cloth, rules in black and blind, titles stamped in gilt to front board and spine; both hinges repaired at gutters, not visible from outside; address label to front pastedown, bottom of title page, matching ink name to recto of frontispiece, blind stamp of initials to title page; with Engraved portrait of William Still as frontispiece, numerous engraved illustrations; JR consignment; shelved case 1.
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.
Urbana, Chicago, London: University of Chicago Press, 1977. Large Octavo; pp 296; G+/G-; off-white spine with black and blue text; dust jacket show some soiling to exterior, mostly due to handling; slight foxing toward edges; few chips to edges otherwise; cloth exterior has fairly mild wear; light foxing to edges; slightly splayed boards; textblock exterior edges have light foxing; frontispiece; interior clean; illustrated; includes scarce 33 & 1/3 record in sleeve laid in to rear pastedown.
Brooklyn, New York: Bbooklyn [i.e. Brooklyn] Eagle Press, . First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 256 pages,  index; G/none; newly rebound with publisher's blue cloth preserved, new boards, lower half of publisher's spine entirely missing but most of title preserved; spine and front board with gilt lettering; publisher's cloth with some rubbing and shelfwear; lacking frontispiece; JR consignment; shelved case 1.
Toledo, OH: [Hadley & Hadley Printers], 1895. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 148 pages; VG-; bound in publisher's gilt stamped tan cloth, newly rebound with original board cloth preserved, new spine with gilt titling; some rubbing and discoloration to cloth, primarily along fore edge; original floral endpapers preserved, ffep and frep tipped in; embossed stamp to frontispiece and tissue guard; chipping to fore edge of page 15/16; printed on laid paper; ink ownership on rear pastedown of Dewitt Miller; JR consignment; shelved case 0.
New York: Harciurt, Brace and Company, 1931 . Revised Edition, Later Printing. Octavo, 300 pages; VG-/G-; spine beige with black titling; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$2.00'; dust jacket with an old mylar covering adhesive attached to the interior of the center of the spine, some toning to spine, chipping to head and tail of spine, wear to both hinges, corners; small worming to lower edge of front pastedown; foxing to endpapers; shelved case 0.
Chicago, ILL: American Publishing House, n.d. . Octavo, 428 pages; VG-; bound in publisher's decorated grey cloth, stamped in red, blue, and gilt with a photographic portrait of Washington inlaid, gilt lettering to spine; some rubbing and general shelfwear, wear to portrait, bumping to corners; with 60/61 plates, lacking folding frontispiece as seems common; faded ink number to rear endpaper verso; shelved case 1.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1910. First Edition, Fifth Printing. Octavo; viii, 354 pages; G+; full cloth binding with gilt titling to spine and front cover; some shelfwear to covers, including a small dent to the fore edge of the front cover, scuffs, fraying to head and tail of spine; and a few large chips to the spine; textblock lightly scratched but clean; ex libris Charles P Groves on front pastedown, endpaper and first two pages fully detached, ink name to ffep; mild foxing throughout; black and white images throughout, including a photographic frontispiece of Washington; ink stamp reading "Printed in the U.S.A." to copyright page; small closed tear to page v; small circular stain outside of text from pages viii through list of illustrations; small pencil X to the margins of pages 136, 263; mild staining in upper fore edge corner of pages 308 and 311; dog ear fold to "Students Canning Fruit" plate and page 309; printed mark on page 354 reading "(5)" to indicate fifth printing; rear pastedown fully torn from textblock to expose webbing; shelved below front counter.
New York: Albert and Charles Boni, 1925. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 446 pages; G+; newly rebacked with most of spine and boards preserved, tan buckram spine with blue lettering; moderate rubbing and wear to boards; art-deco style pink endpapers, ffep missing; front pastedown with bookplate, ink high school ownership; page 3 with large chip missing from upper edge, small loss to text; offsetting and toning to pages facing the 38 plates; small working to lower front gutter extending with a pinprick through page 139; half-title slightly trimmed on lower edge; mild scattered pencil marginalia and underlining; JR consignment; shelved case 1.
New York: The Dryden Press, 1943. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, viii, 272 pages; VG-/Fair; spine brown faded to grey, black titling; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$3.25, dust jacket with an old mylar covering adhesive attached to the interior of the center of the spine, chipping to all extremities, especially head and tail of spine, part of front hinge chipped away; front flap detached, old piece of tape attaching it to front cover, rear flap very loosely attached; small tide-mark to tail of spine; foxing primarily to endpapers; with 85 half-tone plates; JR consignment; shelved case 1.
Washington, D.C. The Associated Publishers, Inc., 1925. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, xi, , 711 pagers; G-; bound in publisher's green cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front board, dulled at spine; moderate rubbing and wear; Inscribed on the front pastedown by Carter Godwin Woodson: "Presented to Phyllis Wheatley Y.W.C.A. by Carter Godwin Woodson Oct 8th 1925"; pencil name of Blanche M. Storm to ffep; bookplate to verso of half-title for Laurence J. W. Hayes; pencil 'BMS' written in large letters to the top edge of text block; ex-library, with card pocket and checkout card on rear pastedown; gutter at title page largely open, with approximately one third of the webbing still attached in the center; offsetting from newspaper to pages 294/295, rear gutter showing webbing; JR consignment; shelved case 1.
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.
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.
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1901. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 329 pages; VG-; bound in publisher's yellow cloth, black titling to spine; mild wear and rubbing, light discoloration to spine, light fraying to head and tail of spine; small worming to front pastedown, extending through pinprick gutter at page 34, pinprick at 307 extending to rear pastedown with some expansion; JR consignment; shelved case 1.
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1898-1917. Mixed Editions. Octavos, 9 volumes; VG; bound in 20th century three quarters calf, flecked marbled boards and matching endpapers; paneled spines with gilt titling and stamping; top edges gilt; mild shelfwear and rubbing; bookplate of J Ogden Armour to front pastedowns; interiors clean; rear boards of Folks From Dixie, The Heart of Happy Hollow, with some worming; 9 volumes with mixed editions: Folks From Dixie, 1898, First Edition; The Love of Landry, 1900, First Edition (closed tear to title page); The Uncalled 1901, Reprint, Published by the International Association of Newspapers and Authors; The Sport of the Gods, 1902, First Edition; The Heart of Happy Hollow, 1904, First Edition; Lyrics of Love and Laughter, 1913, later printing; Lyrics of the Hearthside, 1913, later printing; Lyrics of Sunshine and Shadow, 1914, later printing; Lyrics of Lowly Life, 1917, later printing; JR consignment; shelved above Case 0.
New York: Creative Age Press, Inc., 1942. First Edition. Quarto; xxxi, 256 pages; G+/G-; spine black with pink text; dust jacket protected with mylar; price clipped, as well as roughly an inch off the front flap, cutting into the text, shelfwear including creasing to the bottom edge of the front cover, chipping, open and closed tears, a few small sections of worming, and tape adhesive residue on the inside; full cloth binding mostly unremarkable, but worming holes are present on the spine and rear hinge; textblock clean save for a small scuff to the top edge and two small stains on the fore edge, with faded red top edge dye; illustrated endpapers with graphic patterns, a humanoid silhouette, and Arabic text; four small worm holes visible in the front gutter, two in the rear gutter, one on the front pastedown, two on the rear pastedown, and one on the ffep through to page xiv, but at no point does it intrude upon the text; title page partially detached due to worming; mild foxing visible on some pages; black and white photographs at spreads 32-3, 48-9, 64-5, 80-1, 96-7, 112-3, 128-9, 144-5, 160-1, 176-7, 192-3, and 224-5; small open tear at the lower fore edge corner of page 241; shelved US Regional - South.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1944. First Editions, First Printings. Octavos, 2 volumes; G-/G-; spines brown with beige titling; dust jackets protected with a mylar coverings, price of volume 1 torn, price of volume 2 uncut, an old mylar covering adhesive attached to the interior of the center of the spines, causing some closed tears; jackets toned, splitting along front hinge of volume 2, consistent chipping and wear; name sticker to cover of volume 1; significant worming to both volumes, volume 1 with multiple holes through front cover of jacket through a pinprick on page 74, rear cover with two small holes through a pinprick on page 493, most damage to flaps and pastedowns; volume 2 with multiple holes through front cover of jacket through a pinprick on page 826, rear cover and pastedown; JR consignment; shelved case 1.
Rio de Janeiro: Secretariat Municipal de Cultural de Rio de Janeiro, 1995. Second Revised Edition. Octavo; VG-/paperback; green spine with black text; second revised edition; Colecao Biblioteca Carioca, volume 32; covers have mild, general wear; some wear to joints; other minor edge wear; binding intact; French flaps; textblock exterior edges show light tone; few notations and underlines inside; illustrated; pp 176; text in Portuguese.
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1888. Octavo, 353, , 12 pages ads; VG-; bound in publisher's orange/brown cloth stamped in black, brown, and gilt, spine with gilt titling; some mild shelfwear and rubbing, spine lightly cocked; light bumping to corners, fraying to head and tail of spine; two removed bookplates from front pastedown; ex-library, with blind stamp to frontispiece, pencil numbering to title page, call number to spine, partially removed ex-library bookplate to rear pastedown; small half-moon of worming to front pastedown, front two free endpapers; JR consignment; shelved case 1.
The Ward Ritchie Press, 1967. Limited Edition, Printers copy/250. Large Octavo, 121 pages; VG; quarter bound in black cloth, gilt titling to spine; housed in a partially detached and splitting slipcase; interior clean; One of 250 copies, this copy is unnumbered and labeled as a Printers copy and signed by Charles White on the colophon; JR consignment; shelved case 1.
New York: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1855. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, xxxi, -464 pagers; G-; bound in publisher's brown cloth, blind stamping to boards, gilt titling to spine; head and tail of spine chipped, upper third of spine partially loose; webbing visible at both gutters; minor exterior worming, one stripe to front board, two to rear board; some interior worming, most pronounced along front gutter, one small bit of worming from frontispiece through vii, 463 through rear pastedown; with three engraved plates, including the engraved frontispiece; Bookplate of James P. Marsh on front pastedown covering two other bookplates, ink name to title page; JR consignment; shelved case 1.
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1899. First Trade Edition, First Printing. Small octavo, , 229 pages; VG; bound in publisher's pictorial brown cloth, gilt titling to spine and front cover; some mild shelfwear and rubbing, strip of discoloration along front board's fore edge; webbing visible at rear gutter; ink ownership to ffep, dated March 1900; JR consignment; shelved case 2.
New York: Rinehart & Company, Inc., 1957. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 191 pages; VG-/G; spine green with dark blue titling; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price partially cut, with '$2.50' present; dust jacket with an old mylar covering adhesive attached to the interior of the center of the spine, some toning to spine, chipping to head and tail of spine, wear to both hinges, corners; text block severely toned and brittle; shelved case 2.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 136 pages; VG/G-; spine olive with red lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price cut, an old mylar covering adhesive attached to the interior of the center of the spine; jacket toned, splitting along upper rear hinge, foxing to rear cover and interior, chipping to head and tail of spine, upper edge; mild finger-staining throughout; Stated first edition on copyright page; JR consignment; Shelved case 0.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1927. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 89 pages; VG-; bound in colorful paper covered boards over black cloth spine, faded titling to spine; some rubbing and wear, particularly along extremities, light fading to boards; ink ownership to front pastedown; light foxing and toning throughout; binding slightly shaken; JR consignment; shelved case 0.
Los Angeles, California: Anderson & Ritchie: The Ward Ritchie Press, 1948. Limited Edition, 1/500 Copies. Large Octavo, 98 pages; G; bound in publisher's quarter brown cloth with patterned paper boards; spine cleanly detached, still present; some general shelfwear and rubbing, paper rubbed off of corners; mild foxing, primarily to endpapers; Inscribed by Langston Hughes on the ffep in blue ink "Happy Holidays and all good wishes for the New Year" dated XMas 1948 in New York; Limited Edition, 1/500 Copies; JR consignment; shelved case 2.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1950. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 231 pages; G-/none; bound in publisher's pale blue/green cloth, spine with black label and black and pale blue/green titling; binding with some wear, color bleaching along lower front hinge, tail of spine, lower edge of front board, some fading to spine; water-stain to spine half of top edge of text block, mild water-staining interior restricted to margin; first edition written in ink on the copyright page, impressed onto pressmark page; clipped signature of Langston Hughes pasted onto pressmark page, outline offset onto ffep; JR consignment; shelved case 2.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 324 pages; G-/none; bound in publisher's decorated light brown cloth, black titling to spine; moderate shelfwear and rubbing, spine with toning and some staining, head and tail both fraying; bumping to corners; small line of worming to front cover; interior with some mild toning and finger smudges; stamp reading 'first edition' to copyright page; bookplate to front pastedown offsetting onto ffep; Inscribed on the ffep by Langston Hughes in his characteristic green ink, dated Sept. 29, 1959; JR consignment; shelved case 2.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1942. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 124 pages; VG-/VG-; spine light brown with brown titling; dust jacket protected with a mylar cover, price uncut '$2.50', light toning to edges of rear cover, small closed tears to some extremities; Inscribed on the ffep by Langston Hughes, dated March 5, 1942 in Chicago; tide-marks to spine and adjacent covers of both boards and jacket; pinprick of worming from page 97-end, two small pieces of worming to rear pastedown; JR consignment; shelved case 2.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1934. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 316 pages; G/none; bound in publisher's pale green cloth, black stamping to spine and front board; uneven toning to spine, boards, fraying to head and tail of spine; about the author flap from dust jacket pasted onto front pastedown, some offsetting onto ffep; 'Books and Things' by Lewis Gannett newpaper article pasted onto rear pastedown and frep, glue staining both rear endpapers; ink name on title page, bled onto half-title; JR consignment; shelved case 2.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1938. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 301 pages; G+/none; bound in publisher's red and blue striped cloth, larger blue cloth label to spine, white titling; top edge of text block red; mild fading to spine, general shelfwear and rubbing to binding; webbing slightly showing at front gutter; light toning and smudging to text block; shelved case 2.