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Dayton's African American Heritage: A Pictorial History

By: Peters, Margaret

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Virginia Beach. VA, The Donning Publishing Company: 1995

Seller ID: 23110

ISBN: 0898659450

Condition: Fine


Very nice, clean book with only one tiny tear to upper back corner. Looks very handsome in brand new mylar cover. Book measures 8-3.4" x 11-1/2" and has 191 pages, plus a photo and bio of the author. Pages are pristine with no names or writing and no creases, Book is a poject of the Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center.. Many black and white photograpsh throughout, The text covers the history from 1820 through the 21st century. View more info

Image for Bettye Saar Migrations /Transformations  September 8 -- October 28, 2008 (Gallery Invitation Laid-in)

Bettye Saar Migrations /Transformations September 8 -- October 28, 2008 (Gallery Invitation Laid-in)

By: Saar, Bettye Etal

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery: 2006

Seller ID: 25897

Condition: Very Good


I unabashedly love this book -- the art is beautiful at times, arresting at other times, but always compelling. It's actually an exhibit catalog for her show held in 2006 at the gallery. One page shows a three dimensional open suitcase lined with sepia phtographs, a piece which became the design and shape of a list of appearances held in 2006 at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and the New York Historical Society. The book is very clean with no names or writing --... View more info

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History of the Oberlin-Wellington Rescue

By: Shipherd, Jacob R.

Price: $220.00

Publisher: Boston, John P. Jewett & Co.: 1859

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25111

Condition: Good-plus


Book is clean and tightly bound, but not without fault. There is chipping to both crown and tail of spine, at lower front corner, and to lower corner edges with cardboard showing for about an inch and a half up. A bit of light foxing on a few pages at front nd back, but overall clean save a few occasional spots.. Not seen often in its original binding. Ohio history with a national slant, as the small college town of Oberlin played a pivotal role in events leading to the... View more info

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Vermont's Anti-Slavery and Underground Railroad Record

By: Siebert, Wilbur H.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Columbus, Ohio, The Spahr and Glenn Co.: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20467HNC

Condition: Very Good


Very nice, clean, tightly bound book showing a small bit of wear to both crown and tail of spine. No names or writing -- only fault to contents is a very small stain to back free endpaper. Illustrated on coated paper. Includes full-page map. Chapters cover, among other topics, slave cases in the Vermont courts; the mulatto minister Lemuel Haynes; William Llloyd Garrison and the anti-slavery associations of Vermont; and both the Western and Eastern trunk lines of the Und... View more info

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Composition in Black and White: The Life of Philippa Schuyler

By: Talalay, Kathryn

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1995

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: SIGNED & Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 25024TB

ISBN: 0195096088

Condition: Very Good


Very clean, attractive book with no bumps to corners and no names or writing save inscription and SIGNATURE of the author which reads thus: "December, 1995, To -----, You're wonderful! Thank you so much. With grateful affection, Kathryn Talalay." A tragic story about a biracial woman who showed Mozartesque genius in childhood, especially for piano performance and composiition during the 1930's and 40's. In adulthood, however, America's Harlem protege dropped off... View more info

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The New England Quarterly (Full Run, Four Issues)

By: Various

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, The New England Historic Quarterly Inc.: 2001

Edition: LXXIV, Numbers 1,2,3,4

Seller ID: 25535

Condition: Fine


Crisp, beautifiul magazines with no names or writing and no spine creasing. Paper is crisp inside and out. Doubtful ever read. Each measures 6-1/24"x9-1/4". Among the topics are these: the Rumford Strike of 1986; William S. Braithwaite and the Poetics of Race; The Port Royal Experiment Revisited; New Haven's Italian Machine Gun Co. Enters WWI; Fanny Fern and the Literay Proprietorship in Antebellum America; Gelded Age Boston; Mother Ann Lee and Shaker Architecture; Propr... View more info

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Hard Times Require Furious Dancing (SIGNED)

By: Walker, Alice

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Novasto, California, New World Library: 2010

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 23626

ISBN: 1577319303

Condition: Fine


Crisp, clean book very likely to have never been read. Sharp corners, no bumps to boards, pristine pages, no tears or chips, and and no price-clip. The author's signature is on the title page -- it's the usual small version. The book is beautifully illustrated with drawings by Shiloh McCloud to accompany Walker's 48 new poems. Dustjacket will arrive in a brand new maylar ocver. View more info

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The Chagrin Falls Park from 1921 to 1950

By: Wiese, Andrew

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Chagrin Falls Park Community Center: 1986

Edition: Firs Edition

Seller ID: 25206

Condition: Very Good


Scarce book in very nice, clean condition. Simply printed with intact spiral comb binding. Small bit of toning to spine area only fault. Measures 8-3/4"x11". Large photo of people inside the Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church at frontis along with a map and another photo at back of African American men at a tavern. A personal look at life in the 55th and Woodland area taken from interviews with those who lived there and remembered it well. Very detailed with emphasis o... View more info