New York: The Limited Editions Club, . One of 50 copies. The prints illustrate the King James version... Read More about Eight Studies [for the Book of Genesis
California: Sylvester & Orphanos, 1979. First edition, #118 of limited to 300 numbered copies, signed by William Styron. Originally written as part of the novel Sophie's choice, Shadrach was published as a short story in the Nov. 21, 1978, issue of Esquire. Read More about Shadrach
San Francisco: The Black Panther Party, c. 1968. First Edition. Read More about Capitalism Plus Dope Equals Genocide
Washington, D.C: June 16, 1908. Taft sends a telegram, as Secretary of War, to the Republican Party Chairman Frank H. Hitchock during the Republican Convention in Chicago. Taft states his and President Roosevelt’s opposition to “a resolution calling for a reduction of Southern representation. I see no reason why we..... Read More about Copy of telegram to Frank H. Hitchcock, Republican Party Chairman
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1859. Guion Griffis Johnson's Copy. "One of the most joyous expressions of antebellum Southern humor" (Walser). An interesting association copy, with ownership inscription of pioneering female historian Guion Griffis Johnson (1900-1989) and her husband, sociologist Guy B[enton] Johnson (1901-1991), both experts on Black culture in..... Read More about Fisher's River (North Carolina) Scenes and Characters. By "Skitt"
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1859. First edition. Read More about Fisher's River (North Carolina) Scenes and Characters. By "Skitt"
Republic of Texas, County of Montgomery: 25 February 1846. Texas Slave Trade. Document acknowledging receipt of seven hundred dollars from Samuel N. Rourk in exchange for “a certain negro man, George, slave for life” confirming that George is “sound in body and mind, except a trifling nearsightedness.” Docketed on verso..... Read More about Autograph receipt, bill of sale for a slave, signed “Harrold Smith,” also with the “scrawl...
State of Texas, Gonzales County: 20 January 1854. Texas Slave Trade. Document acknowledging receipt of eight hundred dollars and writing “I have this day bargained sold & delivered unto him said Matthews a certain negro girl names Virginia of Black complexion and about Eleven years old. And I warrant said..... Read More about Manuscript receipt, signed “X” as mark of S. W. Gordon, with scrawl as his seal
Seguin [Texas]: 27 August 1853. Texas Slave Trade. ¶Document acknowledging receipt of nine hundred dollars “in full payment for a negro woman Kizzy & her child Essex–which woman I warrant sound & a slave for life”. Read More about Autograph receipt, signed “J. R. Johnston”
Washington, D.C: Buell & Blanchard, printers, 1858. Read More about The Suicide of Slavery. Speech of Hon. Eli Thayer, of Mass. Delivered in the House of...
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1967. First Edition. Read More about Down these Mean Street
New York: Theatre Arts, Inc, July 1919. The sketch for a play about African-American dancers during Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Read More about Danse Calinda [in:] Theatre Arts Magazine, volume III, number 3
Salem: Printed at the Tri-Weekly Gazette Office, 1849. His speech on the Extension of Slavery. Read More about Speech of Charles W. Upham, of Salem in the House of Representatives of Massachusetts on the...
Washington, D.C: GPO, 1841. Read More about Search or seizure of American vessels on coast of Africa, &c., message from the President of...
Washington, D.C: Associated Publishers, 1944. Revised Edition. Read More about The Black Man in White America
Washington, D.C: Associated Publishers, Inc, 1944. Revised edition. Signed by the author on title page. Read More about The Black Man in White America
New York: June 1, 1944. Superb, brooding image of Robeson in one of the most famous performances in American theater history. Robeson had originally played Othello in in a 1930 English production, opposite Dame Peggy Ashcroft as Desdemona, but American taboos against mixed-race casting prevented an American production for years..... Read More about Portrait of Paul Robeson as Othello
June 8, 1954. Read More about Portrait of John O. Killens
New York: July 2 1946. Read More about Portrait of W.E. Burghardt du Bois
[New York: March 8 1946]. Novelist Chester Himes (1909-1984) had recently moved back east from California. He worked in a variety of menial jobs and worked on The Third Generation (1954) “the most explicitly autobiographical of his novels” (ANB). Read More about Portrait photograph of Chester Himes
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1928. First trade edition. INSCRIBED TO PAUL ROBESON. A very fine association copy, inscribed in the year of publication to Paul Robeson and his wife Eslanda Cardozo Goode Robeson, American anthropologist, author, actor and civil rights activist. Presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper..... Read More about Spider Boy. A Scenario for a Moving Picture
San Diego, New York, London: HBJ, . First edition Copy "i" of 500 copies, SIGNED WITH FLOWER DRAWING. John Ferrone, her editor's copy. COPY NUMBER 1. Read More about The Temple of My Familiar
New York: Various publisher (Sam Fox, Robbins Music, Mills Music], [various date]. Read More about Collection of 7 pieces and anthologies of printed sheet music by Waller: (1) "Black...
New York: Mills Music 1619 Broadway, March 17, 1938. J.C. Johnson (2896-1981) was an American pianist and songwriter, best known for his collaborations with Fats Waller and Bessie Smith. Here, you have both Fats and J.C. (not to be confused with J.P. Johnson). Read More about Royalty Contract between Mills Music and Thomas (Fats) Waller and J.C. Johnson for the Song...
Tuskegee Institute, Alabama: May 24, 1907. With an added note in Washington's hand: "Was very glad to see [you] in New York a few days ago B.T.W." Read More about Letter Signed ("Booker Washington"), to Mr. F.G. Wood of Central N.Y. Tel. & Tel....
Tuskegee Institute, Alabama: February 24, 1914. Washington writes as Principal of Tuskegee, sending a circular (not present) and soliciting donations to the school's scholarship fund: "There are few institutions in the country where students do more to help themselves than is true here: they provide the cost of their board..... Read More about Letter Signed ("Booker T. Washington") as Principal, to Miss Edson M. Peck