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The Negro as Capitalist – A Study of Banking and Business among American Negroes

Harris, Abram L.  The Negro as Capitalist – A Study of Banking and Business among American Negroes.  Philadelphia: The American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, 1936.  First Edition.  Octavo.  Tan cloth, leather spine label.  205 pages including index and appendices.  Many tables and charts.  Very Good condition. Larson – US Business History No. 1713 Interestingly this Harris is not listed in Monroe’s Bibliography of the Negro. An interesting and important title, although it was reprinted many times.  Harris is considered by many as the first African American to achieve
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The First American Bible – Leaf Book – Eliot Indian Bible

(Leaf Book – Eliot Indian Bible)  The First American Bible – A Leaf from a Copy of the Bible Translated into the Indian Language by John Eliot and Printed at Cambridge in New England in the Year 1663.  Boston:  The Merrymount Press for Charles E. Goodspeed, 1929.  Limited to 157 copies.  Small octavo, original cloth gilt, with gilded end devices and rule lines.  Gilded spine title.  20 pages with an original leaf from the 1663 Bible in Algonquin.  Includes an account of the translator and the two printers who produced
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Corona and Coronet

Corona and Coronet Being a Narrative of the Amherst Eclipse Expedition to Japan, in Mr. (Arthur Curtis) James’s Schooner-Yacht Coronet, to Observe the Sun’s Total Obscuration 9 August, 1896.  Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1899.  2nd edition.  Handsome blue-green cloth, with gilt lettering and decorations. T.E.G. 383 pages including index. Numerous photos. Good to very good condition. Todd an American writer usually associated for her works of Emily Dickinson was married to an astronomer. This is more of a travel book than a scientific account. Much on Hawaian Islands and extensive travel accounts
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The Book of Heavenly Death by Walt Whitman

The Book of Heavenly Death by Walt Whitman Compiled from Leaves of Grass by Horace Traubel. Walt Whitman – Mosher Press. Portland Maine: Thomas B. Mosher, 1907. 2nd edition. 8Vo. Charcoal blue hard boards. Paper spine label. Limited to 500 copies on Van Gelder paper. Small bookplate. Small splits, top and bottom front joint. Otherwise a Good, tight and bright copy. No markings. References: Bishop Bibliography B48.1 (H412). $45.00 Postpaid to a US address. More Information: See more of our inventory and learn more about purchasing from us by visiting
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The Story of George Crowninshield’s Yacht Cleopatra’s Barge

The Story of George Crowninshield’s Yacht Cleopatra’s Barge – On a Voyage of Pleasure to the Western Island and the Mediterranean 1816-1817. Compiled from Journals, Letters and Log-Book by Francis B. Crowninshield. Boston, Privately Printed, 1913. Original red cloth, gilt paneling to the boards, title gilt to upper board and spine, top edge gilt. Photogravure frontispiece and 38 similar plates, plans and facsimiles, 5 of them folding, one of these double sided. Some marginal foxing, but overall Very Good. First Edition. Bookplate of Roderick Terry. Sea story of the son
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