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1 Blockson, Charles L. DAMN RARE: The Memoirs of an African-American Bibliophile.
Quantum Leap Publisher [Tracy, CA]. 1998. 1892697009 / 9781892697004 First Edition, Signed Hard Cover 
1st edition, 1st printing. 334pp. 8vo. 1/4 green cloth & light tan boards with gilt-lettered spine. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper: To Sandi Walker / Peace & Freedom always / from Charles L. Blockson. 9 plates with 20 b/w photos. As New (Pristine)/ DJ (Light scuffs mostly on the back & mostly not visible unless held at an angle to light o/w Near Fine, i.e. minminal signs of use with no significant defects). 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 Conway, Moncure Daniel. Autobiography, MEMORIES and EXPERIENCES OF MONCURE DANIEL CONWAY [Volume 1 of 2].
Houghton, Mifflin & Co. [Boston]. 1905. (1904). Hard Cover 
4th impression. 451pp. 8vo. Maroon cloth with gilt-lettered spine. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author + 7 other b/w photo plates & facsimile Letters on coated paper from Walt Whitman, Oliver Wendell Holmes, George William Curtis, & Robert Browning. Unitarian minister, Abolitionist, & activist for many other causes, Conway associated with many of the leading writers, intellectuals & politicians of his day. Very Good, i.e. shows signs of careful use with no significant defects. No dustjacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Corrothers, James D. IN SPITE OF THE HANDICAP: An Autobiography.
George H. Doran [New York]. 1916. (1916). First Edition Hard Cover 
1st edition *. 238pp. 8vo. Green cloth with white lettering on cover & spine. Small white decoration on cover under title. Frontispiece & 10 other b/w photographic plates. Introduction by Ray Stannard Baker. * GHD synbol on title page. The author (1869-1917) was an Afro-American minister born in Michigan. He was a graduate of Northwestern University in Chicago (the location of the fictitious Black Cat Club) and later served as pastor of the First Baptist Church in Lexington, VA. He was well known as a poet & author of short stories, which were published in leading newspapers. His wife, Rosina Tucker, was the founder & Secretary-Treasurer of the International Ladies' Auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, which she also helped establish. Wear along the edges of the covers & on spine extremes; moderate wear to the white lettering; light wear on spine itself along with some heavy lead pencil-like lines; back cover has scattered light spotting o/w Good, i.e. obvious signs of use with no major defects. See PHOTO. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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