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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.
Pisa: Bandecchi & Vivaldi Editore, 2000. Octavo, 217 pages. In Very Good minus condition. Paperback bound. Spine black with white lettering. Covers have light soiling with slight rubbing wear with creases to the corners. Text block has mild foxing toward the edges to few pages and exterior edges. Illustrated.
Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 2011. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, ix, 250 pages. In Very Good condition. Spine green with black lettering. Slight splaying to the boards with previous bookshop's small sticker to the rear. Text block has very light foxing to head edge and minimally to the end papers. Illustrated. First Edition, First Printing.
San Antonio: Historical Publishing Network, 2011. First Edition. Quarto, 192 pages. In Very Good minus condition with a Very Good dust jacket. Spine pictorial purple with yellow lettering. Mild bumping to tail spine tail edge and head fore corners with minor chips to the edges. Boards have bumped spine tail edge and head fore corners. Text block has very light age toning to the edges with cracking to gutter at frontispiece. Profusely illustrated. First Edition.
Washington, D.C. Acropolis Books, Ltd., 1988. First Edition. Octavo, 436 pages. In Very Good minus condition with a Very Good dust jacket. Spine light gray with red and black lettering. Dust jacket protected in mylar covering, with price uncut: "$19.95". Mild shelfwear. Creasing along edges of dust jacket. Light scuffing to front and rear covers. Finger-staining to edges of textblock. Interior pages clean. Signed flat by Robinson on page 6, dated "June 1/88". Shelved in Case 5.
New York: Negro Universities Press, 1969. First Edition Thus. Octavo, xxxix, 578 pages. In Good condition. Spine is brown with gilt lettering. Boards show minor rubbing near head edge of front and back boards. Boards show bumped headcap and tail. Textblock has minor foxing spots on head edge, and minor foxing spot on fore edge. RWO Consignment.
Westport: Greenwood Press, 1988. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, li, 564 pages. In Very Good minus condition. Bound in red cloth with silver lettering on black background on spine and front board. Light bumping to tail of spine and bottom corners. Pencil emendations on back free endpaper. RWO Consignment.
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1927. First Edition, Third Printing. Octavo, xxii, 237 pages. In Good condition. Spine is black with brown spine label and black lettering. Boards show minor rubbing on front and back boards, and mild minus scratching on back board. Boards show rubbing on spine, bumped headcap and tail, rubbing on tail and head edge of front and back baords. Textblock shows age toning. Binding is slightly loose. Small ownership ink stamp on free endpaper of front board. RWO Consignment.
New York: Twayne Publishers, 1958. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 316 pages. In Good minus condition with Good minus dust jacket. Dust jacket protected with mylar covering, price unclipped, "$5.00". Dust jacket shows minor rubbing on fore and tail edge of front board, and fore edge of back board. Dust jacket shows minor tearing, rubbing, and sunning on spine, bumping on heacap and tail. Dust jacket shows heavy water staining with pink color bleeding on back board towards spine. RWO Consignment.
New York: Routledge, 2001. Octavo, xiv, 149 pages. In Good minus condition. Ex-library with usual markings, including call number and barcode labels on front and rear, labels on rear endpapers. Spine is grey with silver print. Boards in grey cloth. Light wear to spine caps and corners, light blemishes. Text block has a few dog eared pages, small amount of highlighting. NOTE: Shelved in Locked Annex Area, Column A.
New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2018. First Edition, Fifth Printing. Octavo, 888 pages. In Very Good Condition with a Very Good dust jacket. Dust jacket wrapped in mylar, price is uncut: '37.50.' Spine is blue with white lettering. Minimal shelfwear to dust jacket. Textblock clean. Signed and dated by Blight on title page. Endpages feature full-page portraits of Douglass. Shelved in US History.
Washington: American Council on Education, 1940. Octavo, xxiii, 301 pages. In Good minus condition, lacking the issued dust jacket. Spine is tan with silver print. Boards in blue cloth, silver print, small illustrated pastedown on front. Light wear to spine caps and corners, toning to spine, peripheral toning, light shelf wear. Text block has light spotting to edges and endpapers, occasional faint foxing within. “Prepared for the American Youth Commission”— title page.
Tuskegee Institute: Negro Year Book Publishing Co., 1937. Octavo, xiv, 575 pages. In Fair plus condition. Spine is green with gold print. Boards in green cloth. Wear to spine caps and corners with short tear to spine head, mild shelf wear. Text block has stain to fore edge, bookplate on front paste-down, spotting to endpapers, light age-toning to paper. Illustrated with b&w charts and tables. Inscribed in ink by the editor on the front flyleaf. NOTE: Shelved in Locked Annex Area, Column A.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1930. Octavo, xxix, 192 pages. In Fair plus condition. Spine is green with black print. Boards in green cloth with black print. Wear to spine caps and corners, toning to spine, peripheral toning, mild bump to front top edge. Text block has purple tinted top edge, occasional foxing throughout. Illustrated (b&w).
New York: Hastings House, 1940. Octavo, xii, 380 pages. In Fair condition. Spine is blue with blue print. Boards in blue cloth with blue print. Wear to spine caps, edges and corners, toning to spine, peripheral toning, shelf wear. Text block has penciled note on front flyleaf, inscription in ink opposite title page, cracked front hinge, insect damage to rear paste down, occasional interior smudging to page fore edge. Illustrated with b&w plates. “Sponsored by the Hampton Institute”— title page. NOTE: Shelved in Locked Annex Area, Column A.
London: Ingram, Cooke, & Co., 1852. Second UK Edition. Octavo, 355 pages,  ads. In Very Good minus condition. Bound in publisher's brown embossed cloth with gilt to the spine. Some light rubbing and wear. including light cocking to spine. Front pastedown with three removed animal stickers. A typed index card has been tipped on the front pastedown, reading "From the Jamaica library of Amos Ball Hills and Sybil Barlow Rawson, his wife, obtained in the 1850's when they were missionaries on the island. They has been active in the underground railway at Oberlin Ohio before going to Jamaica, and remained deeply involved in the abolitionist movement. After settling in southers Missouri, in 1860, they were threatened by slave-holding Confederate sympathizers with tar-and-feathering, and fled north to Minnesota as the Civil War broke out." Front free endpaper missing. With a frontispiece, engraved title page, and six further plates. Shelved case 2.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1930. First printing. Octavo, x, 291 pages. In Fair condition. Spine is black with faded print. Boards in black cloth. Wear to spine caps and corners, toning to spine, tanning to endpapers, light soiling. Text block has small stain to front flyleaf, tanning to endpapers, cracked hinges front and rear, light foxing to plates and adjacent pages. Illustrated with frontispiece and b&w plates. Signed in ink by the author inside front flyleaf. NOTE: Shelved in Locked Annex Area, Column B.
Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1888. Octavo, 528 pages. In Good condition. Spine is brown without print. Boards in brown leather. Wear to spine caps, exposed corners, chipping and scuffing, toning, small surface tears. Text block has tanning to endpapers, cracked front hinge, owner stamp on title page, date in ink on final page, light age-toning to paper. Illustrated with frontispiece and b&w plates. NOTE: Shelved in Locked Annex Area, Column B.
New York, NY: Harper & Brothers, 1944. Sixth Edition. Octavo, lv, 705 pages. In Good condition with dust jacket missing. Tan boards with gilt lettering on spine. Mild shelfwear to head and tail of spine with moderate speckling due to age. Moderate soiling to boards. Minor bumping to fore edges of boards. Slight soiling to all edges of textblock. Moderate age toning to all of textblock. Impression on verso of first page of textblock and visible through copyright page. Slight separation at gutter between verso of first page of textblock and title page. Volume one only. Shelved in African-Americana.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 622, xlii pages. In Very Good minus condition with a Good dust jacket. Spine black with white lettering. Dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price cut. Some general shelfwear and rubbing, including chipping to the head and tail of spine and corners, two small drops stains to tail of spine. Cloth to head of spine with some rubbing. Light foxing to endpapers. Inscribed on the title page: "For Mr. Henry P. Slaughter, with the best wishes of John Hope Franklin February 20, 1948." JR consignment. Shelved in case 1.
New York: Random House, 1975. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 185 pages. In Very Good condition with a Very Good condition dust jacket. Spine beige with brown lettering. Dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut: "6.95." Dust jacket shows light shelfwear and toning. Light foxing to edges of text block and endpapers. Glue at gutter of half-title beginning to separate. Shelved in case 2.
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.
New York, NY: Arno Press, Inc., 1968. Reprint. Quarto, 844 pages. In Good minus condition. White and black spine with black and white lettering. Moderate shelfwear and rubbing to head and tail edges of spine. Front hinge largely separated with spine open. Moderate age toning and soiling to top front of both boards. Bumping to bottom corners of boards. Moderate age toning and slight discoloration to edges of textblock, pastedowns, and endpapers. Ownership name of Richard Sutch to the first free endpaper. Shelved in Case 1.
New York: Public Affairs, 2003. First Edition, Fifth Printing. Octavo. 322 pages. In Very Good condition with Very Good dustjacket. Brown spine with white and beige text. Dustjacket protected by mylar covering and has mild edgewear and shelfwear. Boards have mild edgewear. Inscribed by Dorothy Height on bookplate attached to front endpaper. Shelved African-American.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1901. First Edition. Octavo, 127 pages. In Very Good condition. Fully bound in green cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. Minor shelfwear. Light age-toning to textblock. Pencil and pen writing of previous owner on second page. Features photographs throughout. Shelved in Case 0.
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.
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.
Englewood Cliffs NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1977. First Edition. Octavo; G+/fair; black and orange spine with black and white text; first edition; dust jacket exterior shows lightly sunned spine; several chips to edges; otherwise exterior shows fairly modest handling wear; cloth exterior has minimal wear; tight binding; straight boards; textblock exterior edges have slight toning; illustrated; pp 314; signed by Mark Lane.
New York: Gale Reseach Inc., 1995. First Edition. 2 Volumes; Quartos; VG; Blue spine with white title; Boards have bending along spine edges; Volume 2 Textblock has faint marks along fore and tail edges Volume 1: Agriculture to Labor & Employment, 1201 pages; Volume 2 Media to Vital Statistics, 1043 pages.
New York: The John Day Company, 1973. Octavo; G+/G; black pictorial spine with blue and white text; with dust jacket; jacket exterior shows moderate wear; some chips to edges; cloth exterior has fairly slight wear; small moisture stain to rear head edge; mild lean to spine; deckled fore edge to text block; small, faint stain to head edge; otherwise edges lightly toned; interior clean; pp 297.
New York: Robert O. Ballou, 1933. Limited Edition, #229/350. Quarto, , 13-341 pages. Good. Bound in publisher's three quarter white linen, embossed brown paper boards, spine with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. Some staining and discoloration to spine, particularly along hinges, from water. Tide-marks along upper and lower gutter throughout volume, in some cases touching the plates. Lacking publisher's slipcase. Illustrated with 90 full-page, hand-pulled copper photogravures after photographs by Ulmann depicting the formerly enslaved alongside their descendants in the Gullah coastal region of South Carolina. All plates with tissue guards, one tissue guard loose. Some offsetting from photogravures, as usual. With the additional signed photogravure loose within, a duplicate of the photogravure on page 129. Some offsetting to front pastedown and endpaper from photogravure. "When all the sisters' feet are washed, the basins and towels are handed over to the brothers, who wash each other's feet." [page 124]. WP consignment. Shelved case 3.
n.p. Louisiana State University Press and The Littlefield Fund for Southern History of the University of Texas, 1951. Octavo; VG-; red/black spine with gilt text; odd volume; no jacket; cloth shows quite mild wear; solid binding; textblock exterior edges have slightly age toned; faint tone to endpapers; interior very good; illustrated; pp 542.
Louisiana State University Press and The Littlefield Fund for Southern History, The University of Texas, 1947. Octavo; G+; sunned red/black spine with gilt text; odd volume; no jacket; cloth shows mild wear; good binding; textblock exterior edges have slightly age toned; previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown; slight toning to endpapers; otherwise interior good; illustrated; pp 426.
New York: The Viking Press, 1926. First Edition. Quarto, , pp. 11-189, . In Good condition, lacking the dust jacket. In full publisher's blue-grey cloth, with black lettering to spine and front cover. Boards show light plus bumping and wear to head and tail of the spine, light wear to corners and edges, a faint instance of soiling to the front cover, and light wear overall. Text block has light plus age toning to edges and to pages throughout interiorly. Inscribed in ink by James Weldon Johnson on the front free end paper: "Sincerely - / James Weldon Johnson". MO Consignment. Shelved in case 1.
New York: Dood, Mead & Co., 1904. Octavo; "Published November 1903"-- copyright page, "MCMIV"-- title page; Fair-; Hardcover; Spine, brown with gold print; Boards in brown illustrated cloth, tears to spine caps, tape stain at top of spine, wear to corners, blemishes/stains on rear; Text block has has gilt top edge, name and notes in ink and pencil on front flyleaf, cracked hinges front and rear, intermittent spine breaks, moisture stain to bottom spine corner throughout, else clean text; 144 pages, illustrated (b&w photographs).
New York: Dood, Mead & Co., 1901. First edition. Octavo; First edition; Fair-; Hardcover; Spine, tan binding paper; Boards in green illustrated cloth, spine torn away, wear to corners and edges, shelfwear; Text block has has gilt top edge, clipping taped to front flyleaf, owner embossed stamp on front flyleaf, bookplate on front pastedown torn away, light foxing to endpapers, cracked hinges front and rear, intermittent spine breaks, clean text; 127 pages, illustrated (b&w photographs).
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1898. Octavo; Fair; Hardcover; Spine, brown with gold print; Boards in brown cloth with gold print, illustrated pastedown on front, wear to spine caps and corners, slightly cocked spine, large stain on rear; Text block has has gilt top edge, name in pencil on front flyleaf, cracked hinges front and rear, insect damage to front and rear hinges, small stain to fore edge, spine cracked p. 168, light occasional foxing; 263 pages, frontispiece (color), illustrated (b&w plates). NOTE: Shelved in Locked Annex Area.
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1900. Octavo; Fair-; Hardcover; Spine, brown with white print; Boards in brown cloth with white print, wear to spine caps and corners, tattering to spine head, insect damage on rear; Text block has spotting to endpapers, light occasional foxing, insect damage to rear pages; 200 pages. NOTE: Shelved in Locked Annex Area.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1900. Octavo; Fair-; Hardcover; Spine, brown, illustration, gold print; Boards in brown illustrated cloth, gold print, cocked spine, wear to spine caps and corners, long tear to front hinge, blemishes and surface tears to front and rear from insect damage; Text block has name in ink on front flyleaf, cracked hinges front and rear, intermittent spine breaks, small pinhole punctures to pages; 362 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w plates). NOTE: Shelved in Locked Annex Area.
University of Pennsylvania Press, 1979. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo; xx, 236 pages; VG/VG-; black spine with white and magenta lettering; dust jacket protected in a mylar covering and taped to boards, minor shelfwear including some crinkling and tears to edges of dust jacket, one open tear on spine tail of dust jacket; ffep inscribed by Engs; shelved in African American.
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1975. Octavo; G-/Fair+; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, black with white print; DJ has edgewear with small tears at spine ends and flap corners, small portion torn away at top of spine, light shelfwear; Boards in blue cloth, light wear to spine caps, else clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; xv, 556 pages, illustrated (b&w graphs, tables).
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1975. Octavo; G-/Fair+; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, black with white print; DJ has edgewear with small tears at spine ends and flap corners, punctures to spine, mild shelfwear; Boards in blue cloth, light wear to spine caps, soiling to spine; Text block has slightly cocked spine, else clean and tight; xv, 556 pages, illustrated (b&w graphs, tables).
New York: The Library Press, 1971. Octavo; G/G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, blue with black print; DJ has light edgewear, light shelfwear; Boards in black cloth, light wear to spine caps and corners, light blemishing to top portion of boards, else clean and strong; Text block has spotting to top edge, else clean and tight; iv, 155 pages, illustrated (b&w graphs).