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1 A DIFFERENT KIND OF CHRISTMAS Haley, Alex, (Author Of Roots) ,
May not be noted. 0385260431 / 9780385260435 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
CHRISTMAS; Black Interest; Underground RAILROAD; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Haley, Alex, (Author of Roots) , A DIFFERENT KIND OF CHRISTMAS, London & NY: Doubleday, 1988. First Printing An attractively produced little book, this is a story about the Underground Railroad and Christmas 6417 
Price: 18.66 USD
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AUTOGRAPHS FOR FREEDOM, Frederick Douglas; edited by Julia Griffiths
2 AUTOGRAPHS FOR FREEDOM Frederick Douglas; edited by Julia Griffiths
Boston John P. Jewett and Company 1853 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Slavery; Negro American; Anthologies; LITERATURE, American; LITERATURE, Negro; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Publisher's original brown cloth stamped in blind on covers, spine letters gilt. Slightly faded. Some light foxing/spots. Anthology of antislavery short stories and poems, edited by Julia Griffiths. Each piece is followed by a lithographed facsimile reproduction of its author's signature- includes Horace Greeley, Annie Parker, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frederick Douglass et al. 3 plates (incl frontis, facing p82 and p161). Includes "Be up and Doing" (pp1-3) by William Seward, and Frederick Douglass's only published work of fiction, "The Heroic Slave" (pp174-239). Sabin 28835. First Edition. Includes A collection of anti-slavery "testimonies" gathered by the Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society, including essays, poems and fiction by such notables as William H. Seward, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Horace Mann, John Greenleaf Whittier, Lewis Tappan, Horace Greeley, et al. , each contribution accompanied by the author's signature in facsimile. Also included in this is Frederick Douglass' "The Heroic Slave," Douglass' only work of fiction. , "The Heroic Slave" (pp174-239). Sabin 28835. 32089 
Price: 2251.30 USD
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NARRATIVES OF COLORED AMERICANS., Mott, A. Wood, M. S.
3 NARRATIVES OF COLORED AMERICANS. Mott, A. Wood, M. S.
N Y, N Y William Wood & Company 1875 First Edition Thus Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Negro American; Black American; AMERICANA; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 276 pages; Lacking spine, upper cover detached, lacking preliminary blanks, heart of text still useful. FIRST EDITION THUS. A revised edition of the first biographical work on African-Americans. Originally compiled by Abigail Mott in 1826, and reprinted in 1837, it was continued and added to several times thereafter. This edition [possibly the last] contains more up to date entries covering the Civil War and post-war period to 1866. Quite scarce- AE has one copy at auction in last 100 years. Provenance- George F Lee, his private library bookplate. 28308 
Price: 375.95 USD
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NASHOBA A NOVEL ABOUT FANNY WRIGHT'S GALLANT UTOPIAN EXPERIMENT TO EMANCIPATE THE SLAVES, Parks, Edd Winfield
4 NASHOBA A NOVEL ABOUT FANNY WRIGHT'S GALLANT UTOPIAN EXPERIMENT TO EMANCIPATE THE SLAVES Parks, Edd Winfield
N Y, N Y Twayne Publishers, Inc. 1963 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Emancipation; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 326 pages; Signed and dedicated on first blank- "To Donald and Theresa, High-hearted friends and good companions. In affection, Edd. Athens, June 14, 1963 . DJ with fairly minor wear. ; Signed by Author 31427 
Price: 70.45 USD
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THE INDUSTRIAL HISTORY OF THE NEGRO RACE OF THE UNITED STATES School Edition, Giles B. Jackson, D. Webster Davis
5 THE INDUSTRIAL HISTORY OF THE NEGRO RACE OF THE UNITED STATES School Edition Giles B. Jackson, D. Webster Davis
Richmond, VA Negro Educational Association 1911[1908] Revised Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Negro American; Negro Studies; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; First revised edition of 1911. Some slight spotting to covers. A few pages were cut too large and show wear where edges extend slighlty. Otherwise sound. Owners names penciled lightly on first blank. A number of photographic plates of black historical interest. First revised edition, School Edition. The meaning of "Industrial" in the title of this book refers to achievement. The book initially deals with slavery and Reconstruction, then goes on to describe Negro achievements in education, and in the arts and trades. The illustrations are reproductions of artwork by students at various schools, and most reproduce work shown in the Negro Exhibit at the Jamestown Exposition (1907). Both authors were educators, and Davis was a well-known poet. Scarce. 27298 
Price: 122.15 USD
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THE SONGS OF OUR YEARS: A STUDY OF NEGRO FOLK MUSIC, Jackson, Clyde Owen
6 THE SONGS OF OUR YEARS: A STUDY OF NEGRO FOLK MUSIC Jackson, Clyde Owen
NY Exposition Press 1968 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Negro; Black American; Songs; Spirituals; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 54 pages; DJ with two short 1/2" closed tears to front and one small chip 1/4"x1/2" to upper back panel. 1968. Clyde Jackson conductor and composer of some. George White, educator is mentioned as active in this field. Various editors and collectors. Dvorak statement. 24138 
Price: 70.45 USD
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