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New York: The Blue Heron Press, 1953. Hardcover. Scarce. This is a special limited, numbered, and autographed edition of Du Bois's famous book - published on the fiftieth anniversary of its original issuance in 1903. It is signed by Du Bois on a yellow bookplate affixed to the free front endpaper. The number 156 is written at the bottom of the endpaper. This edition is referred to as the Jubilee Edition. It includes a new preface by Du Bois that is largely absent in current editions (Wikipedia). There are also comments added by Shirley Graham Du Bois, his second wife. W. E. Burghardt Du Bois (1868-1963) was a renowned sociologist and social reformer. He has been called the most important Black protest leader of the first half of the 20th century, and shared in the creation of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. This book is a landmark of American literature. Bound in maroon patterned paper covers with a black cloth spine with silver titling. Mild bumping. The interior pages are near fine except for the scattered underlining and brief comments in ink affecting about 14 pages. They are unobtrusive and do not affect the text. Previous owner's signature on front pastedown. 264 pages. AFRI/112120. Very good.
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1906. Hardcover. Bound in the original dark green cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. An attractive daisy design covers the front board. Chipping to the white ink on many of the daisies. Clean interior with charming illustrations on many pages. 134 pages. LIT/111920. Very Good.
New York: Athenum, 1972. Hardcover. Stated First Edition. Signed by the Author on title page. White cloth boards with gilt title to spine. In brown dust jacket with white title to spien and front panels. Minor wear to edges of jacket and fading to spine panel. Review clipping of this book laid into rear. Previous owernship signature in pen to front free endpaper. Previous owner marking in pencil (a date) written on last page of text. Aside from these markings, the interior is clean and bright. 269 pages. LIT/112920. Very Good / Very Good.
Hartford, CT: American Publishing Company, 1871. Hardcover. Early edition. In original dark brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Bumping and fraying to coners, Short closed tear to cloth along rear hinge, and minor chipping to spine ends. Includes 234 illustrations. Clean overall with minor foxing and browning to margins of many pages. 651 pages plus 5 pages of advertisements. LIT/091620. Very Good.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987. Hardcover. Signed by both Eudora Welty and Barry Moser on the title page. First edition thus of Welty's debut novel, published in 1942. Eudora Welty (1909-2001) is a famed author and photographer who wrote about the American south. This novel was inspired by a story by the brothers Grimm. Moser's evocative black and white illustrations capture the romantic nature of the story.Bound in cream paper covers with a tan linen spine with titling to both cover and spine. In a dark blue pictorial dust jacket with Moser illustrations on both covers. Book and jacket are in fine condition. Measures 6 x 9.5 inches. 134 pages. LIT/112120. Fine / Fine.