New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1874. Hardcover. Hampton School was an early school for fAfrican Americans in Virginia. Exlibrary with sticker to spine. Original green cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front board. Dampstaining to front cover and bubbling to cloth. Previous owner signature in pen to top of title page. Fold-out frontispiece illustration is present but in two pieces. Includes several other illustrations. Old newspaper article circa 1900 titled "The Negro Problem" by F.P. Dunne pasted down to rear free endpapers. Aricle titled "Echoes of Hampton" pasted down to front endpaper. Pencil notation "Presented to Highland Park College by Rev J.C. Burell August 18, 1884" to front endpaper. Songs include musical scores and lyrics. Occasional soiling to interior and occasional pencil underlining, but clean overall. A good reading copy. 256 pages. AFRAM/031819. Good.
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Rockford, IL: by the author, 1902. Hardcover. Illustrated. Red cloth boards with gilt title to spine, which reads "The Rescue of Kansas from Slavery with False Claims Corrected." Minor sunning to spine and edges of boards. Slight bumping to corners. Inscription across title page "Alonzo J. Tullock compliments of an old friend, M.L.B." and beneath "From one of my oldest and very best friends I prize this book highly. A.J. Tullock. March 14, 1903." Bookplate of A.J. Tullock to front pastedown. Tullock (? - 1904) was an engineer from Illinois who later owned the Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Company. Small closed tear to bottom of title page and small open tear to facing tissue guard. Last 60 pages of second title appear to be printed on a different paper stock and are browned. A few dog eared pages. Occasional spots of smudges and foxing, but clean overall. 204 pages / 160 pages. AMER/022019. Very Good.
Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, (2002). Paperback. 8vo. Purple illustrated paper wrappers with white title to front wrapper and to spine. Sporadic underlining and margin notes to interior. Text remains bright. Index, 680 pages. AFRAM/021319. Very Good.
Louis C. Fields, 1996. Paperback. SCARCE. Includes a large section on African American attractions and historical sites in the entire state, a list of freedom fighters with brief biographie, a long list of African American businesses and services, lots of ads, and more. Fine in black paper wrappers with red title to spine and front panel. Clean and bright. 128 pages. BALT/031819. Fine.
Washington DC: National Museum of African American History and Culture, 2007. Hardcover. Large quarto. "This stunning collection of African American photographic portraits traces 150 years of U.S. history through the lives of well-known abolishionists, artists, scientists, writers, statesmen, entertainers, and sports figures" (jacket). Brown cloth boards with black title to spine and front front ccver. Clean, bright interior. In black and white dust jacket with black spine panel titled in red and white. Light wear to edges of jacket. 183 pages. AFRAM/021418. Fine / Fine.