1898-1924. Contains the following 16 items in 3 categories: 1) American Negro Academy, Group of 14 "Occasional Papers" ; Washington, D.C. Group of 14 issues of this landmark African American intellectual publication, beginning with Occasional Papers No. 3 in 1898; the latest journal is No. 22 (1924). Various paginations; small 8tos, original wrappers. Condition varies; many are fragile, particularly the earliest issues, but handleable.Textblocks all appear complete. No journal is missing its front cover, i.e., all are present; however, some (Nos. 3, 4, 7 and 9) are separated and others severely chipped. The 4 issues with the loose front wrappers also are lacking a (blank) bottom wrapper. Conversely, a couple issues-- namely No. 15, No. 16 and No. 17-- are Very Good+ to Near Fine. Founded in Washington D.C by 78-year-old Reverend Alexander Crummell, the American Negro Academy was an organization of black intellectuals dedicated to the promotion of higher education, the arts, and science for African Americans as part of the overall struggle for racial equality. This group of their Occasional Papers includes: #3 Alexander Crummell's 1898 paper "Civilization the Primal Need of a Race;" #4 A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE NEGRO PROBLEM (Cook, 1898), #5 "How the Black St. Domingo Legion Saved the Patriot Army in the Siege of Savannah, 1779" (Steward, 1899),#6 "The Disfranchisement of the Negro" (Love, 1899), #7 "Right on the Scaffold, or The Martyrs of 1822 (Grimke, 1901); #9 "The Early Negro Convention Movement" (Cromwell, 1904), #11 "The Negro and the Elective Franchise" (Grimke, Cook, Hope, et al., 1905); #14 "Charles Sumner Centenary," a historical address by Grimke (1911); #15 "Peonage" (Hershaw, 1915); #16 "The Ballotless Victim of One-Party Governments", 1913 Annual Address (Grimke); #17 "The Ultimate Criminal," 1915 Annual Address (Grimke); "Papers of the American Negro Academy" series of six essays by various authors , #21 "The Shame of America, or, The Negro's Case Against the Republic" (Grimke, 1924); and #22 "The Challenge of the Disfranchised: A Plea for the Enforcement of the 15th Amendment" (Cromwell, 1924). 2) The Atlanta Riot: A Discourse by the Rev. Francis J. Grimke, Pastor of the Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church, October 7, 1906 Grimke, Rev. Francis J. [s.l.]: Published by Request, 1906. 1st ed. Paperback. 14p. Softcover in original wrapper. 23cm. Poor; with loose front cover, heavily chipped, with back cover absent; textblock is complete and still stapled, though with some closed tears at spine. No markings. Very hard to find. 3) Paul Cuffe Sherwood, Henry N. Washington, D.C.: Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, 1923. (Reprinted from the Journal of Negro History, VIII, No. 2, April 1923). 77p. Softcover in original wrapper. 25cm. Good. Despite some damage, these exceedingly scarce pamphlets represent the work of some of the greatest African American scholars of any era.; shelved case 1.
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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;.
San Francisco/Baltimore/Los Angeles: 1967-1971. A collection of seven items produced between 1967 and 1971 from various new left and black liberationist groups, including the Black Panther Party and the Peace and Freedom Party. Item #1: An advertisement for a May Day Demonstration demanding the freedom of the “Los Siete de la Raza”, seven latino youths on trial for allegedly killing a police officer in May of 1969. The handbill dates to April of either 1970 or 1971. San Francisco, 1970/1. Quarto, one page. Single page mimeographed handbill on white 8.5” x 11” copy paper. Very good- condition. Document has faint creases from folding (three horizontal, one vertical), slight foxing near right edge, and prominent uneven age-toning. Item #2: A mimeographed copy of a typed-speech by Dave Dellinger delivered at Syracuse University on October 29th, 1969. Likely printed early 1970. The speech focuses on the trial of Black Panther Bobby Seale. Dellinger was a prominent anti-war activist who numbered among the “Chicago 7." [n.p.], 1970. Quarto, one page. Single page flyer on white 8.5” x 11” copy paper. Very good condition. Some offsetting to text. Item #3: A small handbill issued by the Baltimore Chapter of the Black Panther Party in July of 1970. The text addresses official resistance to the BPP’s efforts to open a free medical clinic. Baltimore, 1970. Handbill (7.25” x 8.75”), one page. Good- condition. Document has several tears at corner, a vertical crease from folding, a taped horizontal tear along 2/3rds of midsection, and moderate uneven age-toning. Item #4: A 1971 flyer for an anti-Vietnam War demonstration, organized by Washington, D.C.-based “Third World Task Force Against The War”. The headline calls for a mass march and rally on April 3, 1971. D.C., 1971. Quarto, one page. Single page flyer printed on white 8.5” x 11” copy paper. Very good condition. Item #5: A first edition stapled pamphlet of Angela Davis’ opening defense in her 1971 trial. Frame Up was published by the National United Committee to Free Angela Davis in 1972. San Francisco, 1972. Slim 12mo., iii, 15 pages. Very good condition. Some slight wear along the stapled edge, and a faint small crease at the bottom left corner of the cover. Item #6: A mimeographed black and white poster likely produced during the 1967 Newark protests and riots, depicting the iconic “Uncle Sam” figure next to to the headline: “Uncle Sam wants you n****r”, with sarcastic comments beneath (ie; “Support White Power - travel to Viet Nam, you might get a medal!”). Versions of this poster were commonly reproduced and adapted nationally throughout the late 1960s. N.p., 1967. Single page poster on white 8.5” x 11” copy paper. Good- condition. Printer’s identification number has been cut out, ink emendations appear in top right corner (two items ‘scribbled out’, the third “Probably 1967”), and a faint vertical crease near bottom right corner. Item #7: Two broadsides printed by the California Peace and Freedom Party for the 1968 presidential campaign of Black Panther Eldridge Cleaver. Because Cleaver was not legally eligible for to become president (he would have been 34 on inauguration day in 1969, and was currently imprisoned), potential supporters were told to vote for the vice-presidential candidate, Peggy Terry. The first is a mimeographed handbill headlined “A Vote for Peggy Terry for Vice President is a Vote for Eldridge Cleaver.” The party logo, and the Black Panther Party logo, also appear. The second broadside features photos of Cleaver and Terry, and enumerates the party platform along with instructions for how to vote. Los Angeles, 1968. Quarto, two pages. Two mimeographed pages printed on two sheets of white 8.5” x 11” copy paper. In good+ condition. Both documents show moderate soiling and light wrinkling. CX Consignment; shelved case 0.
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.
1943/1953/1974. A four-item collection of classic Ellington documents: a typed letter signed by Ellington and three music programs. Item #1: The letter is from Ellington to Columbia Records regarding two payments received despite the non-completion of contractual negotiations. Dated February 5, 1953, and typed on 8 ½ “ x 11” personal stationery. Ellington's signature appears in blue ink on the signature line. Very good; light staining and wrinkles with open tears to left corner and upper edge of the letter. Item #2: A program and flyer for Jazz Interactions' April 28, 1974 tribute to Duke Ellington. Ellington would die less than one month later. The flyer is one page on 8.5" x 11" copy paper, landscape orientation. Mentions special guest Benny Goodman. In very good condition. Mild wear with some wrinkles to left corner. The program is saddle stitched and measures 5.5" x 7.5". New York, 1974. Pamphlet, 31 pages. In very good condition. Some wrinkles along spine. Item #3. Program for a Duke Ellington tribute concert on April 29, 1976 (a benefit performance for Cuttington College in Liberia commemorating Ellington on what would have been his 77th birthday). In very good condition. A bifold program on one sheet of card stock, measuring 5.5" x 7.5". Vertical crease down the middle, and light age-toning throughout. Item #4: A musical program for an Ellington performance at Carnegie Hall in New York. The performance took place December 11, 1943. The four-page show notes are also included, which lists the appearance of several other performers including Fats Waller and Billy Strayhorn. The program contains a number of ads and announcements for other upcoming shows. Program: New York, 1943. Slim Octavo, 15 pages. In very good- condition. Covers have moderate soiling, two small ink marks and pencil notation on the front cover, and mild age-toning. The interior has mild age-toning as well; Notes: New York, 1943. Leaflet (5.5” x 8.5”), 4 pages. In very good condition. Light age-toning. JF Consignment; shelved case 0.
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.
Madison County, TN: 1867. A single-page legal document in manuscript; some age-toning to document; revenue stamps at lower left corner of; small chip missing at right edge of page; no text loss; document discusses the debt of a David Yarbrough regarding the enslavement of "Chloe Yarbrough a freed girl of color of the age of eight years"; dimensions 7" x 8"; RW consignment; shelved Case 0.
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.].
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.
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: Dial Press, 1963. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 120 pages; VG-/G+; spine black with red and white titling; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$3.50,' mild fading to spine, chipping to head and tail of spine, small taped label to head of spine; First Edition, First Printing; shelved case 1.
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).
Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art/Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2003. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 334 pages; VG/VG; spine white and blue, with black and blue lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; mild shelf wear and soiling; mild wear to crown and tail of jacket spine; profusely illustrated in full color and black and white; pages clean; shelved American Art.
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: William K. Bell Publications, 1956. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 147 pages; VG; bound in publisher's orange wraps, black titling; mild fading to spine, mild wear; small indent to fore edge; Inscribed "For Dr. Lisle L. Carter, an old friend from across the years" by William Bell on the copyright page; shelved case 1.
Chicago, Il: Johnson Publishing Company, 1967. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 401 pages; VG/VG-; spine white, with blue and black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; some shelf wear and soiling to jacket, mild shelf wear and soiling to volume; mild age-toning to jacket; two small chips missing at upper and lower edge each of jacket front; inch-long closed tear at lower edge of jacket front; small chip missing at tail of jacket spine; two small closed tears at lower edge of jacket back; small closed tear at upper edge of jacket back; large chip missing at upper edge of jacket back; multiple creases at corners of front flap; price uncut '$6.95'; inscribed by Bennett to Lesle Carter at front free endpaper; contains black and white illustrations; pages clean; shelved Case 1.
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;.
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.
n.p. American Bridge Association, Historical Chronicle, 2005. Quarto; VG-/paperback; red and white pictorial spine without text; covers have mild exterior wear; some scratches to rear; white paper label to front with black lettering; other titles to front in white lettering; slightly rubbed edges; intact binding; text block exterior edges show light tone; interior clean; illustrated; pp 166.
Baltimore: The John Hopkins Press, 1969. Octavo; VG-/G; sunned orange spine with black text; dust jacket exterior shows modest wear; few chips to edges; cloth exterior shows minimal wear; slightly rubbed edges; strong boards; textblock exterior edges have mildly toned; tight binding; some pencil markings inside; illustrated; pp 199.
Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1998. Octavo; G-; Paperback; Spine, tan with tan print on white banner; Cover has slight edgewear with curling at fore corners, crease and toning to spine, else clean and bright; Text block has spine break at p. 52, penciled underlining and marginal notation pp. 50-62, else clean and tight; xv, 418 pages, illustrated (b&w plates).
New York: White and Allen, 1889. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 49 pages; G+; full contemporary red publisher's cloth, with black and gilt design; spine unmarked; some shelf wear and soiling; corners bumped; two ships missing at fore edge of front board; crown and tail of spine missing; edges of boards beveled; all edges gilt; contains black and white illustrations; pages clean; shelved Case 1.
New York: Lyle Stuart, 1960. Octavo; G/G-; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, orange with white print; DJ has edgewear with small tears at spine ends and flap corners, toning to spine, peripheral toning; Boards in grey cloth, wear to spine caps, else clean and strong; Text block paper is age-toned and brittle, else clean and tight; 159 pages.
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1989. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo; pp 381; VG/VG-; black/brown pictorial spine with yellowish green text; dust jacket has slight wear to exterior; price clipped front flap; slightly toned flaps; cloth shows light sunning to exterior; strong boards; text block exterior edges show light wear; interior clean; illustrated; signed by author.
New York: The Pilgrim Press, 1983. First Edition. 10mo; VG/VG-; ivory spine with green and black text; first edition, first printing; dust jacket has mildly age toned exterior; slight soiling to rear; lightly toned flaps; cloth exterior clean; strong boards; text block exterior edges have mild tone; interior good; tight binding; pp 169; inscribed by author.
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1901. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 329 pages; G; bound in publisher's yellow cloth, black titling to spine; some wear and rubbing, discoloration to spine, chipping to head and tail of spine, bumping to corners; Inscribed on the ffep to Addie Hunton from her husband William: "To my beloved wife, Will. Febr. 1902."; shelved case 1.
New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1905. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 294 pages; G+; contemporary full red buckram binding; spine with gilt lettering; some shelf wear and soiling; corners bumped; crown and tail of spine missing; wear to joints; white soiling at lower edge of front board; front hinge nearly split; mild age-toning to textblock; pages clean; shelved Case 2.