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Blackface and Music: A New Minstrel Folio

By: Paskman, Dailey

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Edward B. Marks Music Corporation: 1936

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15640

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, red, pictorial wraps with black and red titles and image of stereotyped blackface minstrel. This book has light, general wear with some wear near staples and two bits of writing in pencil on white hat brim. Minstrelsy began around the time of the Civil War and persisted into the 1960's and 1970's. Though racially charged in its conception, minstrel shows were performed by both black and white entertainers and they probably preserved many songs that were African-... View more info

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Test Your I-Q on Religiosity & Churches

By: Payne, Talmage (Carver Bible Institute)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Atlanta, Carver Bible institute: ca. 1955

Seller ID: 16122

Condition: Very Good-


Tall thin, double-fold pamphlet on slick paper with B&W photograpic illustrations. Some light wear and age-toning with a horizontal crease across mid-line, probably from folding to put in a coat pocket. The crease is flattened. Bit of writing in ink at top of rear panel. Overall, VG- to VG. This pamphlet from the Carver Bible Institute in Atlanta is a catechism of questions about African-Americans and religion. The Carver Bible Institute was an outreach of the Moody Bibl... View more info

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The Pennsylvania Freedmen's Bulletin, December 15, 1865

By: Pennsylvania Freedmen's Relief Association

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Freedmen's Relief Association: 1865

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16046

Condition: Good+


Newsprint wraps that have been professioanlly tipped together since stitching had failed. There is edge and corner wear with some flaking and toning on wraps. The rear wrap is only partly attached and has some loss. This Association used a rather fragile newsprint that has not held up well. This issue gives reports on the Association's work, primarily in the South, and lists many individuals, teachers and missionaries who work in various places in the South. Exceptional ... View more info

Image for Act of Incorporation and Constitution of the Pennsylvania Society, for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery : and for the relief of free negroes unlawfully held in bondage, and for improving the condition of the African race

Act of Incorporation and Constitution of the Pennsylvania Society, for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery : and for the relief of free negroes unlawfully held in bondage, and for improving the condition of the African race

By: Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Merrihew & Thompson (for the Society): 1860

Seller ID: 16049

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Toned newsprint with remnant of original wrap laid down to thin cardboard and tipped to pamphlet. This pamphlet has been professionally restitched through the original holes. Please see scan for a clear picture of front wrap -- no text is missing, though it is mainly a remnant. This is the 1860 printing of this pamphlet which had been published a number of times since the beginning of the Society in 1775. Besides the Act of Incorporation and Constitution of this importa... View more info

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Quest for Dignity: An Autobiography of a Negro Doctor

By: Peyton, Thomas Roy, M. D.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Walter F. Lewis, Publisher: 1950

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16038

Condition: Very Good+


Book has light, general wear and some light aging. No jacket but the front flap is laid in. Square and securely bound; a very attractive copy. This is an African-American doctors story of trying to findacceptance and dignity in American society prior to 1950. Blockson 7855. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 156 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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The Book of Numbers

By: Pharr, Robert Deane

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Garden City, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 15816

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Book has only light wear at corner and spine ends along with a former owner's name in ink on ffep. Light aging, mainly on edges. VG to VG+. Jacket has some wear at corner tips and spine ends with some minor creasing and wear along top edge. VG. This was Pharr's first novel and deals with African-American life on the edge of white society in a Southern city in the 1930's. The main character goes from a small-time numbers dealer to vast wealth. Entertaining and interesting... View more info

Tall, Tan and Terrific Movie Still : Unidentified Pianist and Singer

By: Pollard, Bud (producer and director)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Astor Pictures Corporation: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15848


This B&W still from the movie Tall, Tan and Terrific shows an unidentified pianist and singer awho are featured in a number in the film. The still has light wear including some very light, flattened crease lines but is still very close to near fine. Tall, Tan and Terrific was a Black Cinema movie starring Mantan Moreland, Monte Hawley and Francine Everett. It had a lackluster plot but featured performances by many early 20th century African-American performers including... View more info

Tall, Tan and Terrific Movie Still : Probably Lou Swartz and an Unknown Actor

By: Pollard, Bud (producer and director)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Astor Pictures Corporation: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15849


This B&W still from the movie Tall, Tan and Terrific, shows an unidentified couple snuggling on a sofa. The female, who performs a romantic, novelty song in this scene, is likely Lou Swartz; the identity of the male actor, who does not sing, is not clear. This is likely the only image of the two. The still has light wear including some very light, flattened crease lines but is still very close to near fine. Tall, Tan and Terrific was a Black Cinema movie starring Mantan... View more info

Tall, Tan and Terrific Movie Still : Mantan Moreland, Monte Hawley and Francine Everett

By: Pollard, Bud (producer and director)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Astor Pictures Corporation: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15847


This B&W still from the movie Tall, Tan and Terrific shows Mantan Moreland, Francine Everett and Monte Hawley. The still has light wear including some very light, flattened crease lines but is still very close to near fine. Tall, Tan and Terrific was an All-Black-Cast movie starring Mantan Moreland, Monte Hawley and Francine Everett. It had a lackluster plot but featured performances by many early 20th century African-American performers including Moreland, Everett, But... View more info

My American Journey

By: Powell, Colin with Joseph E. Persico

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 15587

ISBN: 0679432965

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Book appears to be as new. Jacket is close to fine but has some very light shelf wear. Powell's autobiography. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 643 pages View more info

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The Wind Done Gone: The Unauthorized Parody

By: Randall, Alice

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 2001

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14615

ISBN: 061810450X

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Both book and jacket have only a hint of shelf wear. This was the somewhat controversial black parody of Gone with the Wind. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 210 pages View more info

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The Wind Done Gone

By: Randall, Alice

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 2001

Edition: Uncorrected Proof; First Printing

Seller ID: 16108

ISBN: 061810450X

Condition: Near Fine


This is a very nice, softcover, uncorrected proof of Alice Randall's parody of Gone with the Wind. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 214 pages View more info

Collecting Black Americana

By: Reno, Dawn E.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers Inc.: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 16284

ISBN: 051756095X

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Book has almost no wear and some light aging, mainly on endpapers; jacket has toning around edges and some very minor wear. While pricing information in this 1986 guide is dated and all the photoa are B&W, the book is still an exceptionally good source of information on African-Americana with a very informative text. The book, unlike many others, does not focus on just racially stereotyped items but considers more serious collectibles including books, photographs and muc... View more info

Eubie Blake

By: Rose, Al

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Schirmer Books: 1979

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15581

ISBN: 0028721705

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket


Book has only very light shelf wear. Jacket has some edge and corner wear with some slight scuffing and creasing along tob front edge and damage, tearing and creasing, at base of spine. See scan. Very thorough biography of Blake with an excellent assortment of photos. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 214 pages View more info

Image for From Slavery to Wealth: The Life of Scott Bond, the Rewards of Honesty, Industry, Economy, and Perseverance

From Slavery to Wealth: The Life of Scott Bond, the Rewards of Honesty, Industry, Economy, and Perseverance

By: Rudd, Dan. A. and Theo. Bond

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Madison, The Journal Printing Company: 1917

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15399

Condition: Very Good


Deep green cloth with gilt titles and decorations on front and spine. (There were apparently several variants in the color of the cloth none of which takes pecedence.) This copy has some edge, corner and surface wear along with an area of small dark stains on the front. See scan. There is a small (2 1/2 X 3 1/2) rectangle of paper pasted to the top right corner of the rear pastedown. This and a small area of light discoloration at the bottom of the spine may indicate tha... View more info

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Letter for Detroit YMCA / NAACP

By: Scruggs, Ramon S.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Detroit, Ramon S. Scruggs: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15260

Condition: Near Fine


Letter has very light aging and mailing folds. About near fine. Ramon S. Scruggs was the first African-American in Detroit to rise to the upper levels of business management, working in the upper echelons at both Michigan Bell and AT&T. He became nationally known and worked diligently for Civil Rights into the 1970's. Before joining Michigan Bell, Scruggs worked for the Detroit Urban League and for the Detroit YMCA. This letter reflects his interest in Civil Rights as he... View more info

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Character Pieces and Bits of Me

By: Sessions, B. J.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Jacksonville, Jean-Aubrey Ideas, Inc.: 1984

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 15904

Condition: Near Fine


Book has only very light, general wear and aging -- in tiny ding on bottom right corner, along with light aging. Spine is neither creased nor cracked and book appears unread. Signed twice by author, with name only at half title and with inscroption at colophon. Stated First Edition of this collection of poems by Jacksonville Florida poet, Bettye Sessions. ; B&W Line Drawings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 74 pages View more info

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Early Georgia, Fall 2007

By: Shirk, Elizabeth C. (ed.)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Athens, Society for Georgia Archaeology: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16144

Condition: Near Fine


This copy has only very light, general wear. The Table of Contents is listed in the second scan. Early Georgia is a large format magazine devoted to Georgia archaeology. This issue focuses on archaeological work on African-American sites in the state, including: St. Simons Island, Savannah, Gwinnett County, Hephzibah and others. Many illustrations. ; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 101-182 pages View more info

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Early Georgia, Spring 2008

By: Shirk, Elizabeth C. (ed.)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Athens, Society for Georgia Archaeology: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16145

Condition: Near Fine


This copy has only very light, general wear. The Table of Contents is listed in the second scan. Early Georgia is a large format magazine devoted to Georgia archaeology. This issue focuses on archaeological work on African-American sites in the state, including: Richmond Hill, Ossabaw Island, Bryan County, Milledgeville, Springfield and others. Many illustrations. ; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 96 pages View more info

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Rhythm and Blues, February 1953

By: Shnayer, Marvin (ed.)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Derby, Onyx Publishing Co.: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15915

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, red, white and blue wraps with black and white photographs. Some edge, corner and surface wear with minor damage at top of spine. Overall, a solid and attractive copy. Rhythm and Blues was a music magazine aimed at the African-American market of the early 1950's. It featured articles on performers along with song lyrics and many photographs. A few of the performers featured in this issue are Art Tatum, Johnny Ace, The Ink Spots, Leslie Uggams, Rose Murphy, Dorot... View more info