London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1922. Hardcover. Includes portraits and illustrations. Ex-library wth pocket to rear and sticker to spine. Original maroon cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Wear to spine ends and corners of boards. Clean overall with occasional spots of soiling to interior. Penned ownership marking to front endpaper. Both hinges are split but textblock remains attached to boards. A good reading copy. 486 pages. REL/062920. Very Good.
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London: Collier-Macmillan Ltd, 1970. Hardcover. "Bert Williams was, undoubtedly, the most gifted Negro entertainer of his time ...His life and career were marred by the tragedy of racial prejudice - he found he had to conform to a theatrical convention that in many ways limited his achievement. But his success opened the door for other Negro actors, singers, dancers, adn musicians. He is remembered today not only for his comic gifts, but also as a man whose life was a drama of the struggle against the virulence of racial injustice." (jacket). Ex-library with markings and pocket. Brown cloth boards with rubbed gilt title to spine. Sunning to covers. White marking to spine. Clean interior aside from library markings. Front panel of jacket is pasted down to front pastedown. (Rest of jacket is NOT present.) 157 pages. MUS/061720. Very Good.
New York: Macmillan Company, 1940. Hardcover. Elizabeth Seton (1774-1821), was the first natural born United States citizen to be canonized by the Catholic church. She converted to Catholicism in 1805 after the death of her husband, with whom she had five children. Her legacy includes founding the first Catholic girls' school and founding the religious order, the Sisters of Charity. She was canonized in 1975. Red cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Exlibrary with sticker to spine and markings to endpapers, else clean. 594 pages. REL/070220. Very Good.
Mobile, AL: circa 1990. Paperback. Uncommon. Published posthumously, this is the memoir of author Rev. Albert S. Foley (1912 - 1990), a Jesuit priest and professor of sociology who worked for racial integration in Alabama. He also tracked, researched, wrote articles about, and actively opposed the Ku Klux Klan. In addition to personal details about his early life, this memoir discusses encounters with the KKK who called themselves the Knights of the White Camellia in Alabama after they were officially disbanded in 1875. Foley also examines his early racist Southern views and how he came to recognize them, ultimately overcome them, and fight for African American civil rights including stopping segregation in Alabama. In this memoir he recounts lynchings, bombings of African American homes, police brutality to African Americans (which he took it upon himself to personally investigate and document), rifts between himself and the Catholic Church relating to his activism, personal encounters with the KKK, book deals, tv appearances, and more. He wrote and published several books during his lifetime and worked actively against the KKK. Not a formally published book, this is spiral bound with clear acetate covers. According to a note from the editor, this memoir was pieced together from several autobiographical manuscripts by Foley which address different events in his life. All were discovered posthumously and combined here despite being somewhat disjointed. It includes several black and white photographic illustrations. A copy of Foley's family tree is taped inside of the front cover. Creasing to rear cover and last few pages of text. Previous owner marking in pen to front pictorial cover. 196 pages. REL/070920. Very Good.
New York: Benzinger Brothers, 1925. Hardcover. Original light purple cloth boards with black title to spine and front board. Small black illustration of St. Theresa to front board. Minor wear to corners and edges of boards. A few smudge marks to binding, but mostly clean. Pen marking to front free endpaper, light soiling to margins of a few pages, but clean and bright overall. Frontispiece. 215 pages plus ads. REL/070820. Very Good.
New York: Greenwood Press, 1968. Hardcover. Loisy was professor in France. He was ultimately excommunicated due to his beliefs. This edition includes a new introduction by Rt. Rev. Msgr. E. Harold Smith. Green cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Red pen ownership marking on front free endpaper, else clean interior. 357 pages. REL/061720. Very Good.
Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1985. Hardcover. This diary covers the years of MacGregor's service in teh British Indian Army during the Second Afghan War. "As revealed in the pages of his diary, MacGregor was an egotistical and self-serving soldier driven by two ambitions - to win the Victoria Cross and to be king of Afghanistan. He failed at both. MacGregor portrayed the mentality of the British colonial Military who believed so deeply in 'White Man's Burden' that they were curioiusly blinded to the conditions and realities of life in regions only casually under their control" (jacket). Red cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Penned ownership marking (in red) to front free endpaper, else clean. In brown dust jacket with black title to spine and front panels. Minor wear to edges of jacket and minor rubbing to panels. 266 pages. ENGBIO/070920. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1951. Hardcover. Elizabeth Seton (1774-1821), was the first natural born United States citizen to be canonized by the Catholic church. She converted to Catholicism in 1805 after the death of her husband, with whom she had five children. Her legacy includes founding the first Catholic girls' school and founding the religious order, the Sisters of Charity. She was canonized in 1975. Maroon cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Exlibrary with sticker to spine and pocket to rear endpapges. Clean aside from library markings. 411 pages. REL/070220. Very Good.
New York: Kenmare Publications; D. & J. Sadlier & Co., (1872). Daniel O'Connell (1775 - 1847) was an Irish politician who campaigned for Catholic emancipation. Partially disbound. Front board and first signature are present but detached. Cloth spine panel is detached and no longer present. Bound in elaborate green cloth boards with red leather inlays featuring the portraits of Curran, Doyle, Burke, Grattan, and O'Connoll. Ex-library with stamp and number to front free endpaper. Heavy wear to corners and edges of boards. Full edges gilt. Includes multiple full page engravings with tissue guards. An elaborate production with ornate initial letters, borders, head and tail pieces. Includes a chromolithograph title page and frontispiece. A large, thick book. An attractive book despite the noted damage. Worthy of a restoration. REL/062520.
New York: Negro Universities Press, 1969. Hardcover. Originally printed in 1860. Dark brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Ownership marking in pen to front free endpaper, and minor staining from glue to gutters of first and last few pages - else clean. Light foxing to title page. 187 pages. AFAMER/070920. Very Good.
Techny, IL: Divine Word Publications, 1957. Hardcover. Includes a laid-in letter from the publisher. Orange cloth boards with faded gilt title to spine. In yellow, black, and white dust jacket with red title to spine and front panels. Minor wear including a few chips to edges of jacket. Ownership marking in pen to front free endpaper, else clean. 279 pages. REL/070820. Very Good / Very Good.