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Travels to the Source of the Missouri River and Across the American Continent to the Pacific Ocean. performed by order of the Government of the United States, in the years 1804, 1805, and 1806. By Captains Lewis and Clarke [sic]. Published from the official report

Travels to the Source of the Missouri River and Across the American Continent to the Pacific Ocean. performed by order of the Government of the United States, in the years 1804, 1805, and 1806. By Captains Lewis and Clarke [sic]. Published from the official report by LEWIS, Meriwether (1774-1809) and William CLARK (1770-1838)

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1814. Quarto. (10 5/8 x 8 1/2 inches). Half-title, 1p. publisher's advertisem...

$27,500.00
Science: The Negro's Contribution in the Social and Cultural Development of America

Science: The Negro's Contribution in the Social and Cultural Development of America by Sheets, Millard

Washington, D.C., ca. 1939. Conté crayon drawing on Illustraton board. 14.5 x 10.5 inches on board 20 x 15 inches. Auth...

$20,000.00
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN EX-COLORED MAN

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN EX-COLORED MAN by [JOHNSON, James Weldon]

Boston: Sherman, French & Co., 1912. First Edition. Hardcover. Some spotting and discoloration to the scarlet cloth, mostly...

$18,750.00
Vida de J.J. Dessalines, gefe de los negros de Santo Domingo; con notas muy circunstanciadas sobre el origen, caracter y atrocidades de los principales gefes de aquellos rebeldes desde el principio de la insurreccion en 1791

Vida de J.J. Dessalines, gefe de los negros de Santo Domingo; con notas muy circunstanciadas sobre el origen, caracter y atrocidades de los principales gefes de aquellos rebeldes desde el principio de la insurreccion en 1791 by DUBROCA, Jean-Louis

Mexico: en la oficina de Mariano de Zuniga y Ontiveros, 1806. Hardcover. Near Fine. First Mexican edition. Small quarto. Front...

$15,000.00
Chinese  Art of World Renown

Chinese Art of World Renown by Stanley Charles Nott

USA: The Record press, Inc. St AugustineFlorida, 1944. first. S. Very Good. Numbered edition: . no. 14 An Illustrated Record o...

$10,000.00
A Letter on the Abolition of the Slave Trade; Addressed to the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of Yorkshire

A Letter on the Abolition of the Slave Trade; Addressed to the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of Yorkshire by WILBERFORCE,William

Octavo, 23.0 x 15.0 cm, uncut in the original sheets, stab holes, pp.(2) +396 + (4), printing flaw on page 276 affecting part of...

£4,850.00
Cannot Plead Black Anymore

Cannot Plead Black Anymore by Harold Eugene Byrd

Very good in good to very good unclipped dustjacket,stated 1st.edition,extremely rare and important book,very hard to find,This ...

$4,350.00
The Bluest Eye

The Bluest Eye by Morrison, Toni

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970. First Edition. Good/Good. First Edition, First Printing. Signed by Toni Morrison o...

$3,800.00
Native Son

Native Son by Wright, Richard

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1940. First Edition. Fine/Very Good. First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's ...

$3,500.00
Air.

Air. by [Bee Press, A] Alisa Banks

Dallas, Texas:: A Bee Press,, 2014.. Edition of 4. 10 x 9.5; 11 pages. Materials: silk (organza, net organza satin), cotton (mu...

$3,500.00
When is Now.

When is Now. by [Bee Press, A] Alisa Banks

Dallas, Texas:: A Bee Press,, 2018.. Edition of 4 variants. Materials: synthetic hair, cotton and linen thread, balson wood, li...

$3,250.00
THE CASSIUS CLAY STORY.

THE CASSIUS CLAY STORY. by [Ali, Muhammad] Sullivan, George

New York:: Fleet Publishing Corporation, , (1964.). Good only in a good dustjacket (bumped at several corners, also bumped and ...

$3,000.00
Uffizio della Settimana Santa Cogl'Argomenti de' Salmi, colla spiegazione della Cerimonie e Misteri, e con riflessioni divote dell' Abat Allexandro Mazzinelli.  Dedicato Beatissime Vergine Maria Addorata

Uffizio della Settimana Santa Cogl'Argomenti de' Salmi, colla spiegazione della Cerimonie e Misteri, e con riflessioni divote dell' Abat Allexandro Mazzinelli. Dedicato Beatissime Vergine Maria Addorata by MAZZINELLI (Allesandro), inter alia:

In Roma Per Gioacchino Salvioni Stampatore Vaticano, Nell' Archiginnasio della Sapienza, 1768. 12mo, 158 x 86 mms., pp. x...

£1,925.00
DAILY RESOLVES

DAILY RESOLVES by Washington, Booker T

London & New York: Ernest Nister / E. P. Dutton & Co., 1896. [18]pp. 12mo (14.5 x 9.5 cm). Gilt lettered textured cloth-backed ...

$2,500.00
A Dictionary Of South African English On Historical Principles (Signed By Nelson Mandela)

A Dictionary Of South African English On Historical Principles (Signed By Nelson Mandela) by Mandela, Nelson

Published by the Oxford University Press in Association with The Dictionary Unit for South African English in 1996. Original ful...

£1,750.00



From signed autobiographies of Frederick Douglass to incredibly moving first edition copies of books by Langston Hughes, there are some truly astounding books in the rare African American History books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room. Some of the books featured below serve as a stark reminder of some of the more depressing parts of American history, and others serve as a testament to human resiliency and spirit. Be sure to look through some of the best books Biblio has to offer below.

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