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1 Churchward, William B. MY CONSULATE IN SAMOA: A Record Of Four Years Sojourn In The Navigators Islands, With Personal Experiences Of King Malietoa Laupepa, His Country, And His Men.
Richard Bentley & Son [London]. 1887. First Edition Hard Cover 
1st edition. xii, 403pp. 8vo. 1/2 red leather & boards marbled in shades of blue, white & gilt; interior sides of the leather double-ruled in gilt. The spine has 5 raised bands & is divided into 6 panels each framed by double-rulings in gilt & containing a tiny quatrefoil in each corner. Title, author's last name, '1887' & a library call number are printed in gilt in separate panels. Marbled endpapers match the cover. Top edge gilt. No illustrations. EX LIBRARY. The endpaper over the front hinge is cracked & the hinge may have been repaired, but the hinge & spine are tight & unaffected (see scan); all edges rubbed with particularly heavy wear along both sides of the spine & the corners; corners bumped & worn; lower right corner of the initial 2 blank leaves & the title page clipped; lower right corner of the sub-title page creased; printed Pennsylvania State Library label on pastedown front endpaper; embossed library seal on title page & first page of 'Contents' which also has an acquisition number stamped at the bottom; library envelop attached to back pastedown endpaper; o/w Good, i.e. obvious signs of use with no major defects. See PHOTO. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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University of Chicago Press [Chicago]. 1939 {July}. First Edition Hard Cover 
1st edition. Presumed Advanced Reading Copy. xxxii, 686pp. 8vo. Yellow wraps with black & yellow woodcut on the cover. This book is identical to the 1st printing in cloth (also published July 1939) except it is bound in wraps with 'A Sociology Book Plan Book' printed on the spine. There is no explicit indication that the book is an ARC. Spine lightly tanned with many little stress lines, crease across upper left corner of the back cover, previous owner's name (Homer T. Larsen) stamped in ink on the back of the cover & first page o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects. Homer Thorsten Larsen (1896 - 1994) graduated with an AB from Oberlin College in 1922, and became Professor of Sociology at Tougaloo College in 1923. Tougaloo, historically an African-American institution, was the alma mater of the poet Jonathan Henderson Brooks who wrote a letter to Larsen expressing his gratefulness for the influence Larsen had on his life. See PHOTO. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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3 Morgan, Philip [Editor]. DON'T GRIEVE AFTER ME: The Black Experience in Virginia 1619 - 1986.
Hampton University [Hampton, VA]. No date. (1986). 0961698209 / 9780961698201 Soft Cover 
100pp. Oblong sm4to. Pictorial glossy wraps. 78 photo illustrations. Text by Philip Morgan, Sara Hughes, and Michael Hucles. 1/2' edge tear on the back cover, 3/4' h. x 4 1/2' l. crease across the upper left corner of the back cover o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects. SEE PHOTO. ISBN 0961698209. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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4 Osofsky, Gilbert [Editor]. PUTTIN' ON OLE MASSA.
Harper & Row [New York]. 1969. (1969). First Edition Hard Cover 
1st edition, 1st printing. 409pp. 8vo. Light orange-tan cloth with the publisher's 1817 logo in yellow in the lower right corner. Yellow-lettered spine. The unabridged autobiographies of three 19th C. American slaves: Henry Bibb, William Wells Brown & Solomon Northup. 2 tiny stain spots on the top edge of the text block o/w Fine (no defects)/ DJ (Fine with unclipped price). 
Price: 12.50 USD
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