Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising

By: Simmons, Rev. William J., D.D.

Price: $985.00

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Book Condition: Very Good


Deep, bluish-green cloth with gilt and black titles and illustrations. This copy has been professionally repaired at the hinges and cleaned. It has a slight cock toward the spine. There are a few, almost unnoticeable, scuffs or light spots, mostly visible when the book is angled to the light. Overall, this is a very attractive copy of a book that is extremely difficult to find in the first edition. WorldCat lists no copies of this edition in libraries, though the Hathi Trust has a scanned copy from Harvard. The book itself is what its title says, a compilation featuring 177 short biographies of virtually every African-American "man of mark" up to and including the year of publication. 106 of these biographies have B&W portraits taken from engravings by Murray & Heiss, Engravers. There is an Introduction with a short biography of Simmons by Rev. Henry M. Turner, D.D. William J. Simmons was a minister and an ex-slave who became became President of State University in Kentucky, now known as Simmons College of Kentucky. This is an exceptional compendium of African-American biography. Blockson 3376. Work p. 475 (1891 edition) ; 106 B&W Illustrations from Engravings; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 1141 pages

Title: Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising

Author Name: Simmons, Rev. William J., D.D.

Categories: African - American,

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Publisher: Cleveland, George M. Rewell & Company: 1887

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 16455

Keywords: African - American Black Negro Biography Race