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JAMAICA NEGRO PROVERBS AND SAYINGS

By: Anderson, Izett ; Frank Cundall

Price: $44.94

Publisher: London, Institute of Jamaica: 1927

Edition: Second Revised Edition

Seller ID: 40195

Condition: Very Good+


Collected and Classified According to Subjects. 1927 Edition. Pictorial wrappers, toned at spine, faint crease at top right corner. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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Journal Historique Et Politique Des Principaux Événements Des Différentes Cours de L'Europe including "Traite de paix entre l'Angleterre & les Caraïbes de l'isle Saint-Vincent"

By: Anonymous

Price: $949.99

Publisher: Genève [but probably Paris], Ch.- J. Panckoucke: 1773

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41470

Condition: Very Good


On offer here is an attractive volume in 18th century full calf, bound in the French style, (flat spine with floral tools in gilt, red label lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, edges decoratively stained red). The volume in which these interesting numbers of the now-scarce 'Journal Historique Et Politique Des Principaux Événements Des Différentes Cours de L'Europe' is in a handsome contemporary binding which shows only minor rubbing -- mostly along the hinges, apart ... View more info

ANTHOLOGY OF MAGAZINE VERSE, FOR 1927, AND YEARBOOK OF AMERICAN POETRY

By: Braithwaite, William Stanley ; [SIGNED]

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Boston, B. J. Brimmer Co: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41195

Condition: Very Good


Autograph; Inscribed and SIGNED by Braithwaite on the half-title to Mr. and Mrs. Mather and Bill. Also a Christmas card laid-in to the Mathers and their children from Stanley (Braithwaite) dated 1935. Clean and tight in original binding of brown cloth over brown boards with title labels at spine and front board. Labels a bit rubbed. Poetry anthology including works by Countee Cullen, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes and others.; Signed by Editor; Experience the pleasure o... View more info

THE GREEN PASTURES

By: Connelly, Marc ; Robert Edmond Jones (illustrator); Richard Berry Harrison (SIGNED)

Price: $249.94

Publisher: New York, Farrar & Rinehart, Inc.: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41548

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Autograph; 141 pages; Clean and tight in publisher's green cloth binding in very good dustjacket with large chip at base of spine. Inscribed and SIGNED on the ffep by Richard B. Harrison who portrayed "De Lawd" in the first performance of the play at the Mansfield Theatre, New York City, February 26, 1930. A Fable suggested by Roark Bradford's Southern Sketches, "Ol' Man Adam an' His Chillun." Includes the lyrics for several wonderful spirituals. Beaut... View more info

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THE LONE-STAR OF LIBERIA being the Outcome of Reflections on our Own People With an Introduction by Madame La Contesse C. Hugo

By: Durham, Frederick Alexander ; An African of Lincoln's Inn, Student-at-Law

Price: $749.99

Publisher: London, Elliot Stock: 1892

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 42034

Condition: Very Good


331 pages; Clean and secure in original light brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front board. Image of Liberian flag in gilt on front board. Some minor rubbing to lower corners and spine ends, cloth faded along outer edge of rear board. xxi, (3), 331 pp. Quite scarce. OCLC: 1468414 The author Frederick Alexander Durham was the son of schoolmaster George H. Durham of Santa Cruz and later of Trinidad, where he became a cocoa planter. Frederick was ca... View more info

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East Hampton, from the Church Belfry [ Hand-colored wood engraving ]

By: Fenn, Harry

Price: $34.94

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton: 1873

Seller ID: 41793

Condition: Very Good


from Picturesque America; Wood Engraving; 1 pages; A beautifully hand-colored engraving of East Hampton viewed from the Church Belfry, Long Island, New York, from Picturesque America. Image 8 7/8 x 6 3/16" (11" x 14" matted). Matted in white stock with clear mylar. Shows a young boy and an old man gazing out of the Church Belft looking across the town with the sea and cliffs in the background. There is another church spire as well as a windmill in the to... View more info

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The Well-Spent Hour. No. I. [and more]

By: Follen, Eliza Lee Cabot ; (1787-1860)

Price: $249.99

Publisher: Boston, Wait, Greene & Co. 13, Court Street. Press of Isaac R. Butts & Co.,: 1828

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 41621

Condition: Very Good-


108 pages; Contemporary (probably publisher's) boards backed with plain linen cloth. Brief contemporary ink inscription on the front free endpaper -- no other marks. The binding is worn and rubbed, with modest damage to the cloth at the top of the spine and some superficial splitting along the outer hinge. The author of this scarce and important American book intended for children was Eliza Lee Cabot, whose biographical notices present her as the daughter of a noted ... View more info

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Reminiscences of College Days

By: Fonvielle, William Frank

Price: $749.99

Publisher: Raleigh, Edwards & Broughton: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42037

Condition: Very Good-


143 pages; Contents complete and secure in original brown cloth with faded gilt lettering at spine. Cloth worn at corners and spine ends, floral patterned endpapers chipped and starting at front hinge. Illustrations include fifteen portraits (mostly from photographs), one view of the college (drawing) and two illustrations of buildings. Offsetting to last portrait (perhaps a news clipping), otherwise illustrations are in very good condition with an occasional spot of ma... View more info

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The African Repository for 1872 - Vol. XLVIII, Nos. 1 thru 12 [12 issues complete]

By: Gurley, Ralph Randolph

Price: $124.94

Publisher: Washington, American Colonization Society: 1872

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38608

Condition: Very Good-


This book comprises all twelve issues of The African Repository for the year 1872 bound together in plain black cloth with marbled page edges. Cloth has a tear at base of spine, ex-libris but no markings. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no foxing. Some of the articles include: The Diamond Fields of South Africa, The Bank of West Africa, The Caffres of South Africa, The Present African Slave Trade, Interesting Letter from Dr. Livingston, An African's Plantation, et... View more info

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Life of Jehudi Ashmun, Late Colonial Agent in Liberia

By: Gurley, Ralph Randolph

Price: $99.94

Publisher: Washington DC, James C. Dunn: 1835

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39073

Condition: Very Good


396; 160 pages; With an Appendix, containing extracts from his Journal and other Writings; with a brief Sketch of the Life of the Rev. Lott Cary. Contemporary full calf, edges of the boards showing considerable, deep rubbing, flat spine has the surface nearly rubbed away, hinges cracking, but still holding. A solid copy, but no longer handsome. Frontispiece portrait of Jehudi Ashmun w/ tissue guard. Scattered foxing throughout, with several gatherings somewhat toned b... View more info

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THE FISK UNIVERSITY, NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE [ Hand-colored wood engraving ]

By: Harper's

Price: $24.94

Publisher: New York, Harper's Weekly: 1876

Seller ID: 41798

Condition: Very Good


Wood Engraving; 1 pages; A wonderful hand-colored wood engraving depicting Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. Matted in white stock with clear mylar. Image measures 7" by 9" (11" x 14" matted) From Harper's Weekly, January 1876. This wonderful architectural print of the University includes several figures in the foreground including African American students. Fisk University is a private, historically African American university founded in 1866 ... View more info

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The Art of D.C. Politics - Broadsides, Banners and Bumper Stickers

By: Haskins, Faye P

Price: $7.94

Publisher: Washington, DC, Historical Society of Washington: 2000

Seller ID: 38449

Condition: Near Fine


Washington History, Volume 12, Number 2, Fall/Winter 2000/2002; Clean and tight in original wrappers. Other articles in this issue of Washington History include: Growing Up in Washington (I, II, III, IV) by Austin Kiplinger; The Telephone Comes to Washington: George C. Maynard, 1839-1919 by Richard T. Loomis ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemera... View more info

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En Amérique - De New-York a la Nouvelle-Orléans

By: Huret, Jules

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Paris, Bibliothéque Charpentier: 1913

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 40973

Condition: Very Good


3 p.l., 420 pages; Contemporary dark blue ribbed cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Minor toning to the text leaves, tiny (3 mm.) tear at the top of the spine -- several leaves have minor marks apparently left by pressed flowers (no longer present). The first of two volumes of travels in America by the noted French journalist and critic Jules Huret, -- [1863-1915]. In these pieces, originally written for 'Le Figaro,' it is natural that Huret should travel to New Orleans t... View more info

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A Ferry on the French Broad [ Hand-colored wood engraving ]

By: Karst, John ; Harry Fenn

Price: $34.94

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton: 1873

Seller ID: 41791

Condition: Very Good


from Picturesque America; Wood Engraving; 1 pages; A beautifully hand-colored engraving of the French Broad River (N.C. and Tenn.) from Picturesque America. Image size 6" x 9" (11" x 14" matted). Matted in white stock with clear mylar. Engraved on wood by John Karst (1836-1922) after a drawing by Harry Fenn (1838-1911) The engraving shows the ferry crossing the river with several passengers, including one on horseback; tree covered mountains in th... View more info

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Tower-Rock, on the Mississippi [ Hand-colored wood engraving ]

By: Kilburn ; S.F. Brown

Price: $29.94

Publisher: Boston, Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-room Companion: 1854

Seller ID: 41794

Condition: Very Good


Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-room Companion; Wood Engraving; 1 pages; A beautifully hand-colored engraving of Tower-Rock, on the Mississippi, from Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-room Companion. Image measures 6.5" x 9.75" (11" x 14" matted). Matted in white stock with clear mylar. From the text: A view of this famous landmark between St. Louis and the mouth of The Ohio. It is a column about fifty feet in diameter, rising fifty feet high above the ordina... View more info

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THE EMPLOYMENT OF NEGRO TROOPS - SPECIAL STUDIES

By: Lee, Ulysses ; [Gerhard Alden Gesell's copy]

Price: $29.94

Publisher: Washington, DC, Office of the Chief of Military History: 1970

Seller ID: 38316

Condition: Near Fine


xx, 740 pages; Clean and tight in original green cloth binding with folding maps in rear pocket. Not marked as such, but from the collection of Gerhard Alden Gesell (1910 – 1993) began his career as a staff trial lawyer and later as adviser to Chairman William O. Douglas at the new Securities and Exchange Commission from 1935 to 1941. He then entered private practice with Covington & Burling in Washington, where he specialized in antitrust and other corporate cases. ... View more info

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WITH GLORY I SO HUMBLY STAND

By: Lynch, Edie ; [SIGNED]

Price: $24.94

Publisher: New York, Vantage Press: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 41382

ISBN: 0533049210

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Autograph; A book of wonderful photographs of people in Jamaica by this noted African American photographer and film maker (see DAUGHTERS OF THE DIASPORA - A Filmography of Black Women Independent Film and Video Makers Compiled by John Williams; published in Black Scholar, Vol. 25, No. 2.) Includes a long poem "The Jamaicans" by Barbara Blake. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on ffep. ; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating th... View more info

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TEN YEARS OF PRELUDE - The Story of Integration since the Supreme Court's 1954 Decision

By: Muse, Benjamin ; [Gerhard Alden Gesell's copy]

Price: $24.94

Publisher: New York, Viking: 1964

Seller ID: 38315

ISBN: 0852080395

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


320 pages; Clean and tight in orignial blue cloth binding in very good dustjacket with some light edgewear. Though not marked, this volume is from the collection of Gerhard Alden Gesell (1910 – 1993) began his career as a staff trial lawyer and later as adviser to Chairman William O. Douglas at the new Securities and Exchange Commission from 1935 to 1941. He then entered private practice with Covington & Burling in Washington, where he specialized in antitrust and oth... View more info

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From a Southern Porch

By: Scarborough, Dorothy ; [1878-1935]

Price: $249.94

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1919

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41592

Condition: Very Good


ix, 318 pages; Publisher's putty-colored cloth, decoratively stamped in green and lettered in white. Minor rubbing and wear at the tips of the spine ends and the points of the corners, browning to the endpapers (a transfer from glue used in the binding), faint pencil signature (see below). A decorative cover, with some rubbing affecting some areas of the foliage-inspired frame to the front cover -- (there are no designer's initials or monogram for this binding). Firs... View more info

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A Further Illustration of the CASE OF THE SENECA INDIANS in the State of New York, in a Review of a Pamphlet entitled "An Appeal to the Christian Community, &c. by Nathaniel T. Strong, A Chief of the Seneca Tribe."

By: Strong, Nathaniel T. (A Chief of the Seneca Tribe)

Price: $54.94

Publisher: Philadelphia, Merrihew and Thompson: 1841

Seller ID: 36990

Condition: Very Good-


84 pages; Original printed blue wrappers. Wrappers have light chipping at spine & edges,faint tide line about 1" from top edge of pages. OCLC: 3798120 This work takes issue with some political chicanery enacted regarding a treay between the Federal government and the Seneca Indians, involving Congress totally revising the terms of the treaty after it had been signed. Nathaniel T. Strong (1810-1872) was a hereditary Seneca chief. Strong, or Hon-Non-De-Uh (his ori... View more info