Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1917. Hardcover. Includes photographic illustrations of schools and students, maps, charts, and architectural drawings. Sections include: financhial support of Negro education, present needs, public school facilities, Southern welfare and schools for Negroes, teacher preperation, rural education, industrial education, ownership and control (white church boards maintaining schools for negros vs. negro church boards maintaining schools), religious organizations, buildings and grounds, history of Negro education in the U.S., statistics of Negro schools, a break down (by state) of Negro schools with various statistics. Ex-library with call numbers and stickers to spines and pockets to rear endpapers. Bound in black cloth boards with gilt titles to spines. Wear and fraying to spine ends and edges of boards. Bumping to corners. Minor browning to margins of interior, but clean and bright overall. Volume I is 423 pages; Volume II is 724 pages. AFAMER/070820. Very Good.
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circa 1868. 19th Century Engraving. Livingstone (1813 - 1873) was a Scottish doctor and explorer known best for his adventures in Africa. An advocate for British colonialism, but also a strong opponent to slavery. He helped to end the East African Arab-Swahili slave trade. Printed by Alonzo Chappel from a photograph taken in 1867. Dampstain to top left corner (in margin only), crease to bottom corner, and minor soiling/ chipping to edges. Size: about 8.75 in x 11 in. PRINT/082420. Very Good.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1949. Hardcover. Ex-library from the Long Island Historical Society with certificate to interior front cover "Pendleton Fund." Originally a red paper covered pamphlet, this copy has been inserted into a library cover, which is heavy brown paper stock with brown cloth spine. Paper title label to front cover. Library tape secures the original wrappers within. Library stamp to title page and last page of text. The list is broken up by subject area. 22 pages. EDU/040319. Very Good.
Pasadena: California Insitute of Technology, 1971. Catalog for exhibition held at the Baxter Art Gallery. Nicely produced with tipped in color plates and b&w text photographs. In black paper wrappers with pictorial front cover. Very good condition. 8 x 11.5 inches. Unpaginated. [about 50 pages] African Art. ART/010417.
Berlin: Verlag von Julius Springer, 1918. Hardcover. with 16 textfiguren und einer tafel. Very good in cream paper wrappers black title to spine and front cover. Front cover has a private library stamp. Minor wear to edges of wrappers, a few spots of soiling to front cover, and previous ownr signature to title page (Henry W Popp), else clean. 448 pages. German Literature. GEL1/11140. Very Good.
Oxford: for the International African Institute by Oxford University Press, 1974. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt titl to spine. Underlining in red pen to a few pages. Else clean and bright. Blue illustrated dust jacket with yellow title to front and spine panels. Light wear to edges and spine ends fo dust jacket. IN BOTH FRENCH AND ENGLISH. Index, 426 pages. AFR/040611. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
Ibadan University Press and Nelson, 1970. Hardcover. 8vo. Red cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Signed and inscribed by previous owner, else interior is very clean. Dark blue illustrated dust jacket with orange title to spine. Heavy creasing, fading, and wear to jacket. Index, 555 pages. AFR/072806. Very Good in Good Plus dj.
London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1855 and 1858. Hardcover. Francois Arago (1786-1853) was an important French astronomer, physicist, and mathematician, who was also a politician for republican causes. For some years before his death, Arago spent much time revising his large collection of manuscripts with a view toward their definitive publication. This work mainly consists of the course of Lectures on Astronomy which he delivered annually at the Observatory of Paris over eighteen years. Each of the volumes is organized into sections that the author calls books with several chapters on the subject of that book, resulting in a comprehensive discourse on astronomy and related fields. The text is accompanied by numerous plates and hundreds of wood engravings. Bound in original green cloth bindings. Volume I has been rebacked. Gilt author, title, and volume number to spine. Corners bumped but very good. Interior pages and plates are also in very good condition. A very handsome set of this significant work. Volume I: 707 pages; Volume II: 846 pages including index. This set may require an extra shipping fee. SCI/07415. Very Good.
Nairobi: East African Literature Bureau. The Eagle Press, 1960. Softcover. SCARCE. 8vo. Peach- colored side stapled paper wrappers with brown title to front wrapper. Slight rubbing to exterior. Light yellowing to edges of a few pages. Else is clean and bright. 33 pages. African History. AFR/012020. Very Good+.
London: Henry Sotheran and Co., 1881. Hardcover. 4to. This is the second edition of an important work first published by Audsley and Bowes in 1875. George Audsley and his brother William were noted architects and decorative arts experts. Audsley was also an early British authority on Japanese art publishing. The second edition incorporates information from relevant reports published after the first edition. The first section is an introductory essay of 111 pages, followed by chapters discussing different Keramic manufactures and provinces. The text is accompanied by 32 beautiful black and white and chromolithographic plates. Bound in a lovely signed binding by Root and Son in full green morocco with five raised bands and six compartments with elaborate floral devices and title to the spine, and with gilt lines and decoration to boards along interior and exterior edges. There is browning to spine and to top edge of front board, though gilt remains bright. Marbled end pages and full gilt edges. The interior is very clean with some browning to margins of pages not affecting the text and illustrations. Includes a detailed index and a glossary of marks and monograms. 304 pages. ART/071907. Near Fine.
Greenwich, Conn. Climax Molybdenum Company, No date. Hardcover. 8vo. Fine in light blue cloth covered boards with white title to spine and illustration to front board. Pristine interior with photographic illustrations throughout. Dr. Janet Zaph Briggs was an american metallurgist and the first woman to earn a mining engineering degree from Stanford University. 197 pages. WOM/032317. Fine.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1st Edition, 1967. Hardcover. Folio. Very good illustrated white paper covered boards with black title to spine. Interior is clean and bright and filled with wonderful photographic illustrations in both full color and black and white. clear dust jacket with gilt and black title to front panel. Large open tear to rear panel and small closed tear to foot of spine panel of dust jacket. Africa. AFR108301. Very Good.
New York: Vanguard Press, 1947. Hardcover. First Edition. Signed by the author on the title page. The author’s second novel. Very good in black cloth boards with blue title to spine. Minor wear to corners and spine ends and very light evidence of a minor dampstain to the rear board. Signed by the previous owner on the front free endpaper, and browning to both gutters; otherwise, a clean copy. In a good light blue dust jacket with white title to spine and front panel. There are several large chips to the top edges of the dust jacket and there are a few small chips to the bottom edge. Browning to the spine panel and dampstaining to rear panel. 294 pages. LIT.052511. Very Good in Good Dust Jacket / Chipped.
Jena: Gustav Fischer, 1912. Hardcover. Tall, thin 8vo. Very good tan cloth backed and tan paper covered boards. Private library stamp on front endpapers and title page; another previous owner's name written on front free endpaper. Else is cleam and bright with illustations throughout. 95 pages. IN GERMAN. Science. HSCI1/4250. Very Good.
San Francisco: Pomegranate ArtBooks, 1994. Hardcover. First Edition. Signed and inscribed by Lois Mailou Jones, dated October 7, 1995. African-American painter Lois Mailou Jones (1905 - 1998) is best known for her paintings of Martha's Vineyard, Paris, Haiti, and Africa. Illustrated with 130 full color reproductions. Very good in purple cloth boards with silver title to spine and front cover. Small indent / scuff mark to front cover. Small blue marking to fore-edge of text block (not a remainder mark). Slight scent of moth balls. In very good black illustrated dust jacket with yellow title to spine and front panels. Corresponding indent / scuff mark to front panel of jacket. Minor wear to jacket including rubbing to covers, a short closed tear along top edge of rear panel, minor wear to edges, and a small chip to edge of rear flap. Size: Large quarto. 142 pages. ART/092415. Very Good / Very Good.
Norregade, Kobenhavn: V. Pios Boghandel, Povl Branner, 1925. Hardcover. 8vo. Modern binding in green cloth with gilt title to spine. Light foxing throughout thoug text remains clean and bright. Previous owner's writing and stamp to half title page. Illustrations throughout. IN DANISH. AFR/040611. Very Good.
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. Very good green linen backed green laid-paper boards, paper pastedown label to spine. Browning, light staining to boards and spine. Interior is quite clean w/bright text. Deckle-edge pages; tight binding. Bowman was president of the Johns Hopkins University. 185 pages. Baltimore. BALT/7253. Very Good.