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The Sun of Quebec - A Story of a Great Crisis, Altsheler, Joseph A.
1 The Sun of Quebec - A Story of a Great Crisis
Altsheler, Joseph A.
New York / London D. Appleton and Co. 1919 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with (1) on last page, in original unchipped jacket. Very clean unfaded brown cloth boards with bright gold stamped lettering on cover and spine, clean paste-on illustration on cover which is unchipped but has two tiny surface abrasions (each about the size of a grain of rice). Two corner tips have slight bumping. No fraying or wear to cloth. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Four color plate illustrations (including frontispiece) by Charles L. Wrenn. 334 pgs. Clean dustjacket with price on spine (1.50 net), no tears slight wear to one corner. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A story of the French and Indian War, with interesting historical descriptions of Albany in 1759, life on a slave trader, a battle at sea between a sloop of war and a pirate ship and lots of woods lore. With the fall of Quebec, an adventurous young American, Robert Lennox, solves the mystery of his life. 018661

Price: 325.00 USD
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Marching On, Boyd, James
2 Marching On
Boyd, James
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1927 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
"First Printing, May 1927" on copyright page with Scribner seal. Clean unfaded green cloth boards with unchipped gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 426 pgs. Original dustjacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), has slight fading to orange background on spine, a few very small edge chips, 2" closed tear at top edge of rear panel near spine, a few additional short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A Civil War novel --a magnificent romance of the times. The hero, a descendant of the Fraser family that figured in the author's previous Revolutionary War novel "Drums", is a son of a poor farmer of southern North Carolina. The story of his love for the daughter of a great slave-owner and planter runs its course throughout the war. Scarce book, particularly in jacket. 017834

Price: 80.00 USD
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Adventures of An African Slaver - Being a True Account of the Life of Captain Theodore Canot, Trader in Gold, Ivory & Slaves on the Coast of Guinea: His Own Story As Told in the Year 1854 to Brantz Mayer, Canot, Captain Theodore
3 Adventures of An African Slaver - Being a True Account of the Life of Captain Theodore Canot, Trader in Gold, Ivory & Slaves on the Coast of Guinea: His Own Story As Told in the Year 1854 to Brantz Mayer
Canot, Captain Theodore
Cleveland / New York World Publishing 1942 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Tower Books Edition in clean dust jacket. Clean red cloth boards with black lettering and decoration on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean blank endpapers (slight tanning) - no names, writing or bookplates. Red top-stained page edges on all three sides. Edited with an Introduction by Malcolm Cowley. 376 pages. Clean dust jacket has some very shallow edge chipping. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026700

Price: 25.00 USD
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Sapphira and the Slave Girl, Cather, Willa
4 Sapphira and the Slave Girl
Cather, Willa
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1940 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with unchipped, unfaded paper title labels on cover and spine. Very slight fading to cloth on spine and mere hint of fading to spine edges. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Brief previous owner inscription on front free endpaper (one line & date). 295 pgs. Unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped ($2.50 on inner flap corner). Tiny shallow chip at base of spine and at one corner tip, one tiny closed edge tear. Very light soiling to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A novel set in Virginia just prior to the outbreak of the Civil War. 8vo. Fiction. 013892

Price: 75.00 USD
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5 Sapphira and the Slave Girl
Cather, Willa
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1940 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean green cloth boards with unchipped clean paper label on cover and spine. Sunning to cloth on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names,writing or marks. 295 pgs. 016004

Price: 8.00 USD
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Sapphira and the Slave Girl, Cather, Willa
6 Sapphira and the Slave Girl
Cather, Willa
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1940 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean green cloth boards with clean unchipped, unfaded paper title labels on cover and spine. Very slight fading to cloth board edges. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Previous owner name and date neatly penned on front free endpaper; no other marks. 295 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has one tiny chip at rear corner base of spine (smaller than a pea), one very short closed edge tear at top rear panel edge, a few tiny edge nicks, hint of very light soiling/age-toning to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 5-1/2" x 8". Fiction. 017188

Price: 65.00 USD
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Elijah Of Buxton, Christopher Paul Curtis
7 Elijah Of Buxton
Christopher Paul Curtis
Scholastic Press 2007 0439023440 / 9780439023443 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Winner of both the Coretta Scott King Award and Newberry Honor medal. As new book and dust jacket. Very clean unworn boards with tight binding, all pages and edges clean and bright with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 341 pages + 3 pages "Author's Note." Clean crisp dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, with two foil medal awards on front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Eleven year old Elijah is the first child born into freedom in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves just over the border from Detroit. He's best known in his hometown as the boy who made a memorable impression on Frederick Douglass. But things change when a former slave steals money from Elijah's friend, who has been saving to buy his family out of captivity in the South. Elijah embarks on a dangerous journey to America in pursuit of the thief, and discovers firsthand the unimaginable horrors of the life his parents fled. 026685

Price: 18.00 USD
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The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead
8 The Underground Railroad
Colson Whitehead
New York Doubleday 2016 0385542364 / 9780385542364 Later printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Later printing of the First Edition in clean bright unclipped dust jacket. As new condition. Black boards with cream white spine, gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 306 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. This book won the Pulitzer Prize AND the National Book Award; circular seal for each appears on dust jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A magnficent story that chronicles a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. 026826

Price: 18.00 USD
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Middle Passage, Johnson, Charles
9 Middle Passage
Johnson, Charles
New York Atheneum 1990 0689119682 / 9780689119682 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
As-new condition First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED by the author, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean purple boards with black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean blank endpapers. Inscribed and signed by the author on title page: "For Tom, with my best to you. Charles Johnson 2/20/92." 209 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped (17.95 on front inside flap). Author's photo on rear inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Winner of the U.S. National Book Award for fiction in 1990, this historical novel is about the final voyage of an illegal American slave ship. Set in 1830, it presents a personal and historical perspective of the illegal slave trade in the United States, telling the story of Rutherford Calhoun, a freed slave who unknowingly boards a slave ship bound for Africa in order to escape a forced marriage. 027321

Price: 100.00 USD
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The Sin of the Prophet, Nelson, Truman
10 The Sin of the Prophet
Nelson, Truman
Boston Little Brown 1952 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Very clean beige cloth boards with dark brown lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean red endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 450 pgs. Clean unfaded beautifully illustrated dustjacket is unchipped, has slight wear to corners, a few very short closed edge tears; corner of front inside flap is price clipped (4.50 price remaining). An historical novel about a runaway slave returned from Boston under the Fugitive Slave Act. Theodore Parker, the great Abolitionist preacher, was his champion. 8vo. Black History. 016261

Price: 40.00 USD
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Kolonialagent, Robert Brain
11 Kolonialagent
Robert Brain
New York Harpercollins 1977 0060104570 / 9780060104573 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, first printing, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean unfaded brown boards with beige cloth spine, metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 188 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (8.95 on front inside flap), slight edge wear, one short closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Fiction and fact merge into a haunting reality of a white man in a black man's world, dominated by its own compelling justice. The Kolonialagent was the first white man to reach the Bangwa African people. Lured by visions of enormous profits from masks and artifacts, and slave labor, he penetrates to the capital city, but there he gradually becomes a prisoner of his hosts and intended victims. 021518

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Stump Farm - A Chronicle of Pioneering, Rose, Hilda
12 The Stump Farm - A Chronicle of Pioneering
Rose, Hilda
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1928 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Jacket 
First Edition, published April, 1928. Black cloth boards with red lettering on cover and spine. Tiny spot of wear at two spine corners. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Review and summary of the book tipped in on front free endpaper. Small previous owner name ink-stamped on three preliminary pages, rear endpapers. Frontispiece black and white photo portrait of Hilda Rose, 1919. With a Foreword by samuel A. Eliot, D.D., LL.D. Illustrated with eight photographs. 178 pages. True pioneering story of a woman's life in the west on a stump farm, and then in the northern wilderness of Alberta near Great Slave Lake. 024594

Price: 30.00 USD
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Ella - A Story of the White Slave Traffic, Wright, John C.
13 Ella - A Story of the White Slave Traffic
Wright, John C.
Harbor Springs, Michigan John C. Wright 1911 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Jacket 
Rare First Edition of this book on white slave traffic. Clean beige cloth covered boards with decorated cover (black eagle against a background of white) , white lettering. Light bumping to corners, no fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. Very slight rubbing to lettering and decoration on cover. Published privately by John C. Wright, Harbor Springs, Michigan in 1911. Preface by the author. 132 pages. A story based on prostitution in Chicago, and the white slave traffic. 022887

Price: 125.00 USD
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