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In/sight: African Photographers, 1940 to Present

By BELL, Clare; Okwui Enwezor, Danielle Tilkin, & Octaio Zaya, curators and texts

New York: Guggenheim Museum Publications, 1996. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (31cm x 25cm). Gray cloth boards (hardcover) with titling blind-stamped on cover and spine; pictorial dustjacket; 280pp; illus. Fine copy; appears new. Near Fine dustwrapper; slight rubbing to cover and back panels, else clean and crisp. This anthology presenting the work of thirty African photographers was published in conjunction with the exhibition "In/sight: African Photographers, 1940 to Present" organized by and held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 1996. Loose-leaf exhibition announcement laid-in. Introduction by Clare Bell. Essays by Okwui Enwezor, Olu Oguibe, and Octavio Zaya. 43 full color reproductions, 118 duotones, and 39 b&w reproductions.

$25.00

The Sixteenth Annual Report of the American Society for Colonizing the Free People of Colour of the United States

By AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR COLONIZING THE FREE PEOPLE OF COLOUR

Washington DC: James C. Dunn, 1833. First Edition. Paperback. Slim octavo (20.5cm.); disbound; xxii,[2],40pp. Preliminary leaves separated from textblock (but still complete), the whole toned and faintly dampstained, loss at bottom fore-edge corner of title page not quite touching text. Good only. Report by the Society which founded the colony of Liberia with the intention of encouraging emancipated African-Americans to emigrate as an alternative to abolition. Needless to say, many freedmen found the scheme racist, especially in light of the high mortality rate of emigrés in the colony.

$125.00

Mission to England, in Behalf of the American Colonization Society [Inscribed]

By GURLEY, R.R.

Washington DC: Wm. W. Morrison, 1841. First Edition. Hardcover. Ralph Randolph Gurley, secretary of the ACS, had travelled to England the previous year in order to garner support for the Society's project of sending emancipated African Americans to Liberia as an alternative to abolition. It would be on this trip that a break between the ACS and the British abolitionists would occur (see Ephraim Douglass Adams, "British Interests and Activities in Texas, 1838-1846 (1910), p. 56). Octavo (19.5cm.); publisher's dark brown blind-embossed cloth, gilt-lettered spine; xii,264pp. Light scuffing, else a Near Fine, straight and bright copy. Inscribed on front free endpaper "Hon. Judge Upham / with the highest respect of / the author." Most likely inscribed to George B. Upham, a vice-president of the New Hampshire auxiliary Colonization Society and a former senator.

$200.00

Feeling the Spirit: Searching the World for the People of Africa

By HIGGINS JR., Chester

New York: Bantam Books, 1994. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (32cm x 25.5cm). Dark blue cloth boards (hardcover) with titling embossed in red on spine; pictorial dustjacket; 304pp; illus. Near Fine copy; very slight shelf wear to bottom extremities, else clean and tight. Near Fine dustwrapper; slight shelf wear to extremities; rubbing to front and back panels, else clean and sound. Photo-journalist Chester Higgins Jr. explores peoples and communities of African descent in more than thirty countries around the world over a span of three decades and reclaims a long-misrepresented history through his intimate and evocative photographs and prose. 220 photographic reproductions in b&w.

$35.00

Report of the Naval Committee to the House of Representatives, August, 1850, in Favor of Establishment of a Line of Mail Steamships to the Western Coast of Africa, and Thence via the Mediterranean to London; designed to promote the emigration of free persons of color from the United States to Liberia: also to increase the steam Navy, and to extend the commerce of the United States [cover title: Report of Naval Committee on Establishing a Line of Mail Steamships to the Western Coast of Africa]

By UNITED STATES CONGRESS - COMMITTEE ON NAVAL AFFAIRS and the AMERICAN COLONIZATION SOCIETY

Washington DC: Gideon & Co, 1850. First Edition. Paperback. Remnant of a popular and hare-brained scheme to encourage freedmen to emigrate to the African continent as an alternative to emancipation, here presented in such a way as to ensure the venture would not be a money-losing proposition. A number of ships had already sailed to the colony of Liberia, established by the American Colonization Society, with heavy casualties. When the present pamphlet was issued the Society was well aware that only 40% of those who sailed for Liberia had survived. SABIN 69887. Octavo (21.5cm.); publisher's light tan wrappers printed within decorative border (removed from larger volume); 79pp. Ex-American Antiquarian Society with their late 19th-century bookplate and internal markings, 20th-century rubberstamp "Removed" to upper cover; wrapper extremities chipped and spine mostly perished. A Good copy only, though internally sound.

$125.00

An Inquiry into the Right and Duty of Compelling Spain to Relinquish Her Slave Trade in Northern Africa

By [STEPHEN, James]

London, 1816. First Separate Edition. Article by the prolific English abolitionist politician and lawyer which first appeared in The Pamphleteer, this edition retaining the original pagination though with separate title page. Ten years prior Stephen and his brother-in-law William Wilberforce had successfully campaigned in favor of a bill banning British subjects from aiding or working in the international slave trade, the Slave Trade Act receiving royal assent in March, 1807. The present article argues in favor of a declaration made in Vienna in which several countries agreed to enforce a "universal ban" of the slave trade. This title not in Work. See Fabien Klose, "The Emergence of Humanitarian Intervention" (2016), p. 108, for additional information. Slim octavo (21.5cm.); contemporary cloth-backed limp marbled boards; [315]-360pp. Cloth spine perished and wrappers rather worn and nearly separated; slightly later ownership signature inside upper cover, else a Good working copy, internally sound.

$300.00

Le Maroc - Avant le Protectorat - Sous le Protectorat - Faillite du Protectorat

By PARTI DE L'ISTIQLAL

N.p. [Morocco]: Bureau de Documentation et d'Information, [1951]. Edition Française. Paperback. Issued by the conservative, monarchist Istiqlal Party of Morocco, a detailed documentation of the history of the French Protectorate of Morocco from its formation in 1912 to the present (1951), though the Protectorate would not dissolve for another five years, in 1956. Text entirely in French. We locate three copies in North America according to OCLC, at Northwestern, Michigan State, and Hampton (February, 2019). Quarto (30.5cm.); original cloth tape-backed drab card wrappers printed mimeograph in red; [3],174ll. printed mimeograph in red and black on rectos only. Wrappers toned with shallow loss to upper cover top fore-edge corner, tape starting to peel at ends but still holding, else Near Very Good, internally fine.

$125.00

Morning Yet on Creation Day: Essays
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Morning Yet on Creation Day: Essays

By ACHEBE, Chinua

Garden City: Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1975. First American Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (21.5cm.); original cloth-backed boards in olive pictorial dust jacket; xiii,[3],175pp. Jacket approx. 1/2cm. shorter than boards and a touch rubbed extremities, old faint rubberstamp price on front free endpaper, else Very Good to Near Fine.

$75.00

The Destruction of Black Civilization: Great Issues of a Race from 4500 B.C. to 2000 A.D.
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The Destruction of Black Civilization: Great Issues of a Race from 4500 B.C. to 2000 A.D.

By WILLIAMS, Chancellor; Murry N. DePillars, illus

Chicago: Third World Press, [1976]. Revised Edition. Paperback. 13th Printing. Octavo (21.5cm.); original white, red, and green pictorial card wrappers; 408pp.; illus. Some wear from handling, remnants of previously removed price sticker to upper cover, brief highlighting in text, else Near Very Good.

$20.00

Report of the International Conference on Sanctions Against South Africa, Paris, 20 - 27 May 1981
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Report of the International Conference on Sanctions Against South Africa, Paris, 20 - 27 May 1981

By UNITED NATIONS

New York: United Nations, 1981. First Edition. Paperback. Quarto (28cm.); publisher's printed tan card wrappers; vi,143pp.; text printed from typescript. Light wear from handling, else Very Good or better.

$40.00

The Great Future of America and Africa; An Essay Showing Our Whole Duty to the Black Man, Consistent with Our Own Safety and Glory
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The Great Future of America and Africa; An Essay Showing Our Whole Duty to the Black Man, Consistent with Our Own Safety and Glory

By DEWEES, Jacob

Philadelphia: Printed for the Author by H. Orr, 1854. First Edition. Hardcover. Lengthy essay by a Pennsylvania medical doctor addressed to "the white race and the free Negro of the United States," calling for the eventual emancipation of all African Americans, though explicitly stating that abolition asks "of the master sacrifices that never will be--never can be made." Instead, Dewees proposes the full exodus of African Americans back to the African continent over the span of a hundred years, claiming that this is the most "philanthropic" solution to slavery in the United States. SABIN 19840; not in Work. Octavo (23.5cm.); publisher's brown blind-embossed cloth, gilt-lettered spine; x,[11]-236pp. Some brief chipping of cloth at corners and spine ends, boards very slightly bowed, textblock a bit foxed throughout, else a Very Good copy overall.

$125.00

[Drop title] Education of Women Around the World [Info Digest from Business and Professional Women's Foundation]
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[Drop title] Education of Women Around the World [Info Digest from Business and Professional Women's Foundation]

By BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S FOUNDATION

Washington DC: Business and Professional Women's Foundation, n.d., ca. 1970. First Edition. Paperback. Quarto (28cm.); side-staplebound self-wrappers; 8pp. printed from typescript. Near Fine condition. Short, neutral descriptions of women's education by continent and country based on census information taken between 1963 and 1969.

$25.00

Les Africanistes Peintres Voyageurs:  1860-1960
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Les Africanistes Peintres Voyageurs: 1860-1960

By THORNTON, Lynne

Courbevoie (Paris): ACR Édition Internationale, 1990. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (28.5cm x 26cm). Blue-gray cloth boards (hardcover) with titling embossed in gold on cover and spine; pictorial dustjacket; 336pp; illus. Near Fine copy; very slight shelf wear to corner tips; slight soiling to bottom textblock corner, else clean and tight. Near Fine dustwrapper; very slight shelf wear to extremities. Comprehensive survey and examination of images of Africa painted by Europeans during the period of European colonization of Africa: 1860-1960. In addition to Thornton's analysis, this volume includes hundreds of color reproductions as well as biographies of the artists. Translated from the English by Florence Austin. Monographs translated by Marie-France Arlon. In French language only.

$100.00

African Ark: People and Ancient Cultures of Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa

By BECKWITH, Carol & Angela Fisher; Graham Hancock, text; Barney Wan, design

New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc, 1990. First American Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (35.5cm x 27cm). Gray cloth boards (hardcover) with titling embossed in silver on spine; pictorial dustjacket; 320pp; illus. Near Fine copy; slighly bumped edge of lower back board, else clean and tight. Near Fine dustwrapper; very slight slight shelf wear to extremities. A photographic journey through the landscapes and cultures of the Horn of Africa by photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher, supported by an informative text by Graham Hancock and line-drawings of the artifacts and architecture of the region. 328 illustrations, including 244 color plates, 75 line drawings, and 9 maps.

$75.00

Poster: 75 Jaar ANC / Afrikaans Nationaal Congres [75 Years of the ANC / African National Congress]

By SCHRÖDER, Rob, Lies Ros, and Frank Beekers, design

Amsterdam: Anti-Apartheids Beweging Nederland, n.d. but 1987. First Edition. Original poster (84x29.75cm.) printed offset in colors over glossy white stock. Some general wear to extremities, including very faint dampstain along left-hand edge, faint horizontal fold, else Near Very Good and sound. Issued on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the 1912 founding of South Africa's anti-apartheid political party the National African Congress, today the country's majority political party. The poster depicts a photo-montaged speer (?), a black man's screaming face in the middle of the blade. IISH only in OCLC as of June, 2017.

$250.00

The Soviet Union in the Third World
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The Soviet Union in the Third World

By SAIVETZ, Carol R., ed

Boulder: Westview Press, [1989]. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (23cm.); publisher's cloth in blue dust jacket; ix,[1],230pp. Light edge wear to jacket extremities, spine a shade sunned, else Near Fine. Forms part of the John M. Olin Critical Issues Series.

$30.00

Ethnic Jewellery from Africa, Asia and Pacific Islands:  The René van der Star Collection
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Ethnic Jewellery from Africa, Asia and Pacific Islands: The René van der Star Collection

By VAN DER STAR, René; Michiel Elsevier Stokmans, photography

Amsterdam: The Pepin Press, 2008. Reprint. Paperback. Quarto (30cm x 28cm). Pictorial wrappers (softcover); 256pp; illus. Near Fine copy; slight shelf wear to extremities, else clean and tight. Catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition on ethnic jewellery collection of René van der Star held in The Rotterdam Kunsthal, The Netherlands. Texts by: René van der Star, Corien W. Hoek, Annelies Moors, Roelof J. Munneke, Oppi Untracht, and Pim Westerkamp. Photography by Michiel Elsevier Stokmans. Hundreds of color photographic reproducitons.

$50.00

Eve Noire:  Collection des Ides Photographiques 3
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Eve Noire: Collection des Ides Photographiques 3

By LEMBEZAT, Bertrand, text & photos

Neuchatel / Paris: Éditions Ides et Calendes, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (28.5cm x 22.5cm). Flexible unprinted boards (hardcover) with pictorial dustjacket; 16pp + 64 plates; photo illus. Very Good copy and dustwrapper; shelf wear to extremities; slightly bumped and torn corners, else clean. Photographic exploration of the women of West Africa, particularly of North-Cameroon. 64 plates of photographic reproductions. In French and English languages. Éditions Ides et Calendes 1951-1952 catalogue layed-in.

$75.00

African Ark:  Peoples of the Horn
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African Ark: Peoples of the Horn

By BECKWITH, Carol & Angela Fisher; Graham Hancock, text; Barney Wan, design

London: Collins Harvill, 1990. First U.K. Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (35.5cm x 27cm). Gray cloth boards (hardcover) with titling embossed in gold on spine; pictorial dustjacket; 320pp; illus. Very Good copy; slighly bumped corners; faint dampstain to spine and upper board exteriors, else clean and tight. Very Good dustwrapper; slight shelf wear to extremities; wrinkled top spine panel. A photographic journey through the landscapes and cultures of the Horn of Africa by photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher, supported by an informative text by Graham Hancock and line-drawings of the artifacts and architecture of the region. 320 pages of color photographic reproductions.

$65.00

The Arts of Ghana
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The Arts of Ghana

By COLE, Herbert M. and Doran H. Ross

Los Angeles: Museum of Cultural History, UCLA, 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (29cm x 22.5cm). Pictorial cloth boards (hardcover); 232pp; illus. Near Fine copy; very slight shelf wear to extremities, else clean and tight. Catalogue explolring the art of Ghana published in conjunction with an exhibition organized by the Museum of Cultural History, UCLA and held at the Frederick S. Wight Gallery (UCLA) October 11-December 11, 1977, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis February 11-March 26, 1978, and at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas May 3-July 2, 1978.

$75.00

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