Hardcover. New York, Longmans, Green and Co., 1st, 1938, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardbound, 277 pages. Illustrated in black & white by Alice Caddy. Green cloth cover. Soiling endpapers and covers. Spine and edgewear. Top corners bumped. Novel of African-American interest intended for young adults concerning "Two negro children [Princess and Jeff] who go to stay with their grandmother in the country. Negro folk songs add interest and atmosphere to a story told with sincerity and sympathy of a people the author knows well".
Hardcover. New York, Dodd Mead, 1st, 1899, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 125 pages, illustrated with b&w photographs by the Hampton Institute Camera Club. Dark green cloth covers ornately decorated by Margaret Armstrong, minor fade to spine, rear cover at edges.
Hardcover. NY, One World/Ballantine, 1st, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. A fictional narrative base on the life of America's first black female millionaire. Born to former slaves on a Louisiana plantation in 1867, Madam C.J. Walker rose from poverty and indignity to become America's first black female millionaire, the head of a hugely successful company, and a leading philanthropist in African American causes. Renowned author Alex Haley became fascinated by the story of this extraordinary heroine, and before his death in 1992 he embarked on the research and outline of a major novel based on her life. Now with The Black Rose, critically acclaimed writer Tananarive Due brings the work to inspiring completion. "I got my start by giving myself a start," Madam C.J. was fond of saying as she recounted her transformation from the uneducated laundress Sarah Breedlove to a woman of wealth, culture, and celebrity. Madam C.J. was nearing forty and married to a maverick Denver newspaperman when the wonder-working hair care method she discovered changed her life. Seemingly overnight, she built a marketing empire that enlisted more than twenty thousand bright young African American women to demonstrate and sell her products door-to-door. By the time she died in 1919, Madam C.J. Walker had constructed her own factory from the ground up, established a training school, and built a twenty-room mansion at Irvington on the Hudson, New York, called Villa Lawaro.
Softcover. Lincoln NE, University of Nebraska Press, reprint, 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 311 pages. A 1913 novel about a black homesteader in South Dakota based on the author's experiences in the midwest as a young man. He later went on to fame as a celebrated early filmmaker. Clean copy.
Hardcover. NY, Grove Press, 1st, 1965, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 154 pages, in a lightly worn and price-clipped dust jacket. A novel by the African American poet and essayist set in the American South.