Washington, D.C. 1971. Very attractive 1971 First Day Cover honoring World War II frontline reporter Ernie Pyle, who was killed in action in 1945, boldly signed by Benjamin O. Davis (the first African-American Air Force General and Commander of the World War II Tuskegee Airmen), Colin L. Powell (the first African-American Secretary of State and retired four-star general), and Samuel Gravely Jr. (the first African-American in the United States Navy to serve aboard a fighting ship as an officer, retiring...
New York: Dodd, Mead & Co. 1934. Endpapers + 6 illustrations by Rockwell Kent. 307 pages, 8vo, red and white polka cloth with black type on spine and front cover (extremities of spine slightly worn, spine darkened). New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1934. First Edition. Very good (+). L. M. Alexander won Dodd Mead%u2019s $10,000 Prize for this first novel, and then never published another word.
New York: Negro Universities Press, 1969. 8vo, brown cloth, bottom margin of pages dampstained, front cover lightly soiled. New York: Negro Universities Press, (1969). Facsimile of the 1901 edition. Addresses on American race relations in the Philippines, Cuba, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and African-Americans in the South.
Washington: James C. Dunn, 1831. With an Appendix. Folding map of the coast of the Colony of Liberia with an inset plan of Monrovia. xxvi, 42pp. with continuing text on the back inner and outer wrapper. 8vo, original green pr. wrs., wrappers lightly soiled, light foxing throughout. Washington: George C. Dunn, 1831. First Edition. The bottom one inch of the map is lacking, with a small loss of the coast line and an eight inch strip by one inch strip...
Washington: James C. Dunn, 1833. With an Appendix. xxi, 40pp. with continuing text on the back inner and outer wrapper. 8vo, original green pr. wrs., wrappers lightly soiled, light foxing and light dampstaining throughout, small amount of chipping to wrappers. Washington: George C. Dunn, 1833. First Edition. Contains several pages on the current situation of the Society's activities in Liberia. Appendix contains the Constitution of the colony of Liberia and the plan for the civil government of colony of Liberia.
1950. 9.25 x 7.5-inch black-and-white photo of Anderson in an animated pose, holding his trumpet -- no place, no date, circa 1950. Signed "Bill Anderson" above his right shoulder and across his face. Double-matted in black and light gray and set in a decorative black frame measuring 18 x 16 inches. Small crease on the lower left corner, but otherwise in very good condition. American jazz trumpeter best known for playing with Duke Ellington's orchestra.