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African Quadrilles Selected from the Most Admired Negro Melodies and Arranged for the Piano Forte

By: Scherpf, John C.

Price: $500.00

Publisher: New York, F. Riley, 1844

Edition: First Edition; First Printing


Disbound, engraved sheet music with some edge and corner wear along with toning here and there on all pages. The number "25" written at top of front wrap indicates page number in the bound volume. Number 27, 29 and 31 show up inside. Square, securely bound, in quite nice shape. G+ to VG-. This is the first set of Scherpf's African Quadrilles and features the following songs: Going Ober De Mountain, Boatman's Dance, Dandy Jim, Old Dan Tucker, and It Will Nebber Do... View more info

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Freedomways, First Quarter, 1982

By: Baird, Keith E., et. al.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Freedomways Associates, Inc., 1982

Edition: First Edition


Stapled, red and white, pictorial wrappers with black and white titles. Old and light dampstain on bottom edge has caused light interior and exterior waviness and light toning on wraps; otherwise, magazine would be near fine. ; Volume 22, Number 1; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1-64 pages View more info

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Freedomways, Fourth Quarter, 1982

By: Bond, Jean Carey and Esther Jackson

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Freedomways Associates, Inc., 1982

Edition: First Edition


Stapled, black, white and lavender pictorial wrappers with black and lavnder titles. Old dampstain on bottom edge has caused light interior and exterior waviness and some toning on bottom edges of wraps.; Volume 22, Number 4; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 209-272 pages View more info

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Freedomways, Second Quarter, 1982

By: Baird, Keith E., et. al.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Freedomways Associates, Inc., 1982

Edition: First Edition


Stapled, red and white, pictorial wrappers with red and white titles. Light edge abnd corner wear with very light aging. ; Volume 22, Number 2; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 65-128 pages View more info

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Freedomways, Third Quarter, 1982

By: Baird, Keith E., et. al.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Freedomways Associates, Inc., 1982

Edition: First Edition


Stapled, black, white and green pictorial wrappers with black and white titles. Old dampstain on bottom edge has caused light interior and exterior waviness and some toning on bottom edges of wraps.; Volume 22, Number 3; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 129-208 pages View more info

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Hampton and its Students With Fifty Cabin and Plantation Songs Arranged by Thomas P. Fenner

By: Armstrong, Mrs. M. F. and Helen W. Ludlow

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York City, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1874

Edition: First Edition; First Printing


Green cloth with gilt titles. Contains foldout view of Hampton with one-inch tear on one fold. Some edge, corner and surface wear but still square and securely bound. This is a well-known chronicle of Hampton Institute (originally Hampton Normal and Industrial Institute, now Hampton University) located near Hampton Roads Virginia by two professors. The Institute was originally an African-American college and the authors were professors there. The last 85 pages are arrang... View more info

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Porgy and Bess

By: Catfish Row Co.

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Charleston, The Catfish Row Company, 1985


Near fine except for light vertical crease where this program was once curled. ; B&W IPhotographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 36 pages; Program for 1985 production in Charleston. Signed on biographies by eleven of the principal actors and actresses. ; Signed by Actor View more info

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Scenes from Hiawatha 10042

By: Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Galesburg, Central Congregational Church, 1911


Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 12 pages; This concert of April 24, 1911 featured the following scenes from Coleridge-Taylor's "Hiawatha": Hiawatha's Wedding Feast, Death of Minnehaha, and Hiawatha's Departure. The soloists were: Lucille Tewksbury, Charles Hargreaves, and Marcus Kellerman. All members of the chorus are listed. The program includes the full libretto for each scene. Very nice program featuring a performance of a famous work by this African-Americ... View more info

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Speaking on the Baxter R. R. Proposition by Prominent Colored Speakers

By: [Baxter, Jere]

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Nashville, Boylin Printing Co., N.D.


Thin paper browned with some wear and small chips on edges. Excellent condition overall. See scan. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 1 pages; Jere Baxter was a rail promoter who tried to break the L&N monopoly in Nashville Tennessee. Around 1900 he attempted to gain access for his railroad, The Tennessee Central, to Nashville's newly opened Union Station. Public meetings were held and speakers spoke. This broadside seems to be for a meeting of African-Americans in which the... View more info

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The Life of Benjamin Banneker

By: Fitzgerald, Bertram A., Jr. (ed.)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Albans, Fitzgerald Publishing Company, 1968

Edition: First Edition; First Printing


I am not a comics dealer, so read my description and look at the scan when considering the grade. This comic has light surface and edge wear. There is some even toning on the interior pages. Grades in the VF range. ; Golden Legacy Illustrated History Magazine; Vol. 4; Cartoons; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; Volume 4 of the 16 comics in this series, published primarily for African-American youth. Coke ad on back with African-American father and son. Not paginated. View more info

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The Saga of Toussaint L'Ouverture and the Birth of Haiti

By: Fitzgerald, Bertram A., Jr. (ed.)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Albans, Fitzgerald Publishing Company, 1966

Edition: First Edition; First Printing


I am not a comics dealer, so read my description and look at the scan when considering the grade. This comic has light surface and edge wear. There is some even toning on the interior pages. Grades in the VF range. ; Golden Legacy Illustrated History Magazine; Vol. 1; Cartoons; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; Volume 1 of the 16 comics in this series, published primarily for African-American youth. Coke ad on back with African-American father and son. View more info

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The Southern Workman, March, 1901

By: Various

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hampton, VA, The Hampton Institute, 1901


Stapled white wraps with black titles and photograph. This copy would be about VG except the back cover is missing. The front is still attached, but the magazine needs to be handled carefully. There is light edge and corner wear. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 131-191 pages; Publication from the Hampton Institute. Articles on Omaha Indians (Hampton was "For Negroes and Indians") , Reminiscences of a Southern Woman and many more. View more info

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The Southern Workman, March, 1915

By: Various

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Hampton, VA, The Hampton Institute, 1915


Stapled grayish green wraps with darker green titles and border. Some light edge and corner wear. Otherwise, square and securely bound -- a remarkably attractive copy. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 131-191 pages; Publication from the Hampton Institute. Articles on Rural Segregation; Monase, the Zulu, Some Alaska Indians, and many more. View more info