New York: Random House, (c. 1974). 1st ed. Hardcover. 112p. dj. 21cm. SIGNED by Chase-Riboud. Poetry.
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Hampton: Hampton Institute Press, 1902. Paperback. photos, pp. 131-174. Wrapper. 26cm. Lacks most of backstrip and top corner of front cover. Includes "The Free Colored People of North Carolina" by Chesnutt (pp. 136-141).
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1901. 1st ed. Hardcover. vi, 329p. Original light orange/yellow cloth. 20cm. Former owner's name. Sound copy but with spine slightly sloped, moderate cover soiling, wear and spotting, as well as modest fraying at extremities. No Jacket. Chesnutt produced six books between 1899 and 1905. This novel, the...
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1900. 1st ed. Hardcover. 294p. Decorated green cloth. 20cm. Superb copy. No dj. His first novel (preceded by two collections of short stories and a biography of Frederick Douglass).
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1901. 1st ed. Hardcover. vi, 329p. Original light orange/yellow cloth. No jacket. 20cm. Cover somewhat soiled. Spine slightly sloped. Backstrip now at least a few shades lighter.. Chesnutt produced six books between 1899 and 1905. This novel, set in the south during reconstruction, was the fifth of...
Chicago: Newstand Library Incorporated, (1960). 1st ed. Paperback. 128p. Softcover in original wrapper. 17cm. Pages moderately browned. A paperback original novel.
[Chicago]: 1940. Paperback.  unnumbered pages. Softcover in original blue wrapper. 30cm. Cover faded to brown around edges. Modest rippling along right side indicating old damping (no staining). Contents otherwise sound. Sponsored by the Chicago Negro Chamber of Commerce. Held June 8-9, 1940. This program consists of one page exposition...
Brooklyn, NY: Trilon Press, 1953. Hardcover. portrait, 86p. Cover soil. 20cm. No Jacket. INSCRIBED by Chisholm. Poetry by the founder of the Chisolm Institute in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
[Buffalo: 1948]. Paperback. photos, p. Wrapper. 26cm. Moderate soiling and wear. An African American organization.
New York: 1944. Paperback. 30p. Wrapper. 26cm. Largely unopened. Short tear on title-leaf. Archives of Psychology, Columbia University, No. 291. Clark earned her doctorate at Columbia. Dr. Clark's pioneering studies on self-esteem among African American children were an important part of the research that she and her husband (Kenneth B....
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1962. 1st ed. Hardcover. frontis, xii, 143p. Originial tan cloth. dj. 21cm. Partial jacket. Ends of backstrip chipped and worn. Former owner's bookplate (Maudie Jenkins) on front pastedown. INSCRIBED by Clark to an unnamed recipient ("To a courageous woman who makes contributions for human...
[Philadelphia?]: n.d. [1964?]. Paperback. Spreadable three-section fan with a mountain scene on the front. "For Bishop Rev. James A. Clement" followed by some statements of endorsement from four Philadelphia area residents.
Boston: Christopher Publishing House, (c. 1962). 1st ed. Hardcover. 117p. dj. 20cm. Jacket chipped at head of backstrip and moderately soiled. Small water stain on edge of front panel of jacket (and faintly on front cover of book). A few small brown stains on or near page edges. SIGNED by...
[Nashville]: 1979. Paperback. 2 illustrations, (6)-page exhibition leaflet. 23cm. Limited to 500 numbered copies. Issued in connection with the exhibition held Oct. 14 - Nov. 4, 1979 in the Van Vechten Gallery at Fisk University. African American artist.
London: Novello, (c. 1902). Paperback. (2), 80p. plus (6)p. advertisements. Original wrapper (chipped and somewhat worn). 26cm. Novello's Original Octavo edition. Musical first performed at the Sheffield Music Festival in 1902.
London: Hawkes, c. 1916. Paperback. 23p. Slightly soiled wrapper. 31cm. Former owner's name stamp on front wrapper. Uncommon items by this important Afro-English composer.
Rochester: Oxford Press, (March, 1943). Claude Paul. 2nd Printing. Hardcover. illustrations (by Claude Paul), 163p. Original maroon cloth. 23cm. No dj. Ends of backstrip and corners slightly rubbed. No jacket. SIGNED by Coles on upper corner of front free endpaper. Apparently the only volume ever published of this scarce and...
Philadelphia: Rhistoric, (1969). Paperback. 19p. Original cloth-backed wrapper. 21cm. Light cover soil. Rhistoric Publications No. 226. Reprint of the 1834 edition. Bibliographical note by Maxwell Whiteman.
[Washington?]: n.d. Paperback. pp. 318-340. Pamphlet. Stapled. No separate wrapper. 25cm. Minor creasing & soil. Reprinted from The Journal of Negro History, Vol. XL, No. 4 (Oct. 1955).
New York: Dodd, Mead, (c. 1972). Hardcover. 188p. Cloth. dj. 21cm. INSCRIBED by Coombs. "Solutions to black problems here and abroad must rest finally in black hands." [jacket blurb].
Philadelphia: A. M. E. Publishing House, 1895. 1st ed. Hardcover. viii, 209p. Original blue cloth. 19cm. Ends of backstrip chipped. Other cover wear and fraying. Front endpaper split at hinge and has an inked note. Fair. An uncommon book by this Bishop of the AME Church.
Philadelphia: A.M.E. Book Concern, (c. 1919). 1st ed. Hardcover. frontis (portrait), photos (portraits), 374p. Original gray cloth. 20cm. Slight wear & fraying along extremities. Cover soiled. Foxing. Name and address & purchase information on endpapers and Preface leaf. No Jacket. Scarce autobiography of a Maryland-born author who served as bishop.....
Philadelphia: A. M. E. Publication Department, n.d. [ca. 1905?]. Hardcover. Light blue-green cloth. 18cm. Worn at extremities. Cover soiling. Front hinge cracked. Endpapers and adjacent pages browned. Light foxing. Name on endpaper. No Jacket. An uncommon modest-sized book.
New York: H. Harrison, (c. 1940). 1st Harrison edition. Hardcover. 67p. Cloth. 21cm. Endpapers browned along cracked hinge paper. Moderate cover wear and spotting. No Jacket. INSCRIBED by Cotter. The original first edition was published in Louisville in 1903 by Bradeley & Gilbert.
New York: Henry Harrison, (c. 1938). 1st ed. Hardcover. frontis (portrait), 78p. Green cloth. dj. 21cm. Jacket moderately worn with some chipping, fading and waterspotting. 21cm. INSCRIBED to J. Max Bond by Cotter (in a shaky hand on the front pastedown).