William C., 1816-1874 (William Cooper)
Stowe, Harriet Beecher,
The colored patriots of the American Revolution, with
sketches of several distinguished colored persons: to which is added a brief
survey of the condition and prospects of colored Americans / by Wm. C.
Nell; with an introduction by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Boston: Published
by Robert F. Wallcut, 1855. 396 p. : front. ; 20 x 13.5 cm.
[Contents: I, Massachusetts; II, New Hampshire; III, Vermont; IV, Rhode
Island; V, Connecticut; VI, New York; VII, New Jersey; VIII Pennsylvania; IX,
Delaware; X, Maryland; XI, Virginia; XII, North Carolina; XIII, South Carolina;
XIV, Georgia; XV, Kentucky; XVI, Ohio; XVII, Louisiana; XVIII, Florida.
Condition and prospects of colored Americans: p. 311-381. Appendix: p.
383-396. Property of L. G. Barbudaes, Washington, D.C., April 2,
?95? Property statement on inside front cover. Hard bound
in brown stamped cloth]
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915
Up from slavery: an
autobiography / by Booker T. Washington. New York: Doubleday,
Page, 1901. ix, 330 p. : front. (port.) ; 20.5 x 14
[Index: p. 321-330. This volume is the outgrowth of
a series of articles, dealing with incidents in my life, which were published
consecutively in the Outlook. S. Ferguson,
Schenectady, N.Y. Previous owners signature.
Preface, p. vii. Hard bound in maroon with gold lettering]
Vandercook, John W., 1902-1963
Black majesty / by
John W. Vandercook; illustrated with drawings by Mahlon Blaine. 1st ed. New
York: Literary Guild of America, 1928. x,  p. : ill. ; 21.5
x 14.5 cm.
[List of illustrations by Mahlon Blaine: p. ix.
Bibliography: p. 204-207. John W. Vandercook [biography]: p.
. Tom-Tom [publishers abstract]: p. 209. Ex Libris: Lula Allan.
Decorative end papers. Hard bound in cloth with paper image added]
Paul Laurence, 1872-1906
Brawley, Benjamin Griffith, 1882-1939
Paul Laurence Dunbar: poet of his people / by Benjamin
Brawley. [1st ed.] Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina
Press, 1936. xi, 159 p. : front. (port.) ; 21 x 14 cm.
[Appendix: The Praise of Dunbar: p. 127-140.
Bibliography: p. 141-151. Index: p.153-159. The
following pages attempt to give a biography and a critical estimate of the
young Negro poet who became famous just as the last century drew to a close.
... Preface, p. vii. To my friends Mr.
And Mrs. James A. Porter with every good wish. Benjamin Brawley, Washington,
D.C., Dec. 16, 1936. Signed inscription on inside front cover.
Hard bound in dark red cloth with gold lettering. In dust jacket
illustrated with portrait of Dunbar on front cover]
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967
Laughing to keep from
crying / Langston Hughes. 1st ed. New York: Henry Holt
and Company, 1952. 206 p. ; 21 x 14.5 cm.
[Ex Libris, Lula
Allan Bookplate designed by James A. Porter on inside front
cover. Esther Popel Shaw, 1952 Signature above
bookplate. Inscribed especially for our long-time friend
Esther Popel Shaw, as a gift from Dorothy Sincerely, Langston, New York,
April 18, 1952. Signed inscription on inside front cover.
Hard bound in black cloth with blue spine and red lettering. In
pictorial dust jacket, by designers and illustrators Dj
The autobiography of
Malcolm X / with the assistance of Alex Haley. [1st British ed.]
London: Hutchinson, 1966. 462 p. : ill. ; 23.5 x 16 cm.
[Photographs: p. ix. Foreword / Alex Haley: p. 11-74.
October, 1966. To Mrs. Dorothy Porterone of those unsung,
generally unappreciated laborers in the cause of researchwho makes us
authors possible. Every best! Alex Haley Signed inscription on
inside front cover. Hard bound in dark brown with silver lettering]
Price, Leontyne, 1927-
Lyon, Hugh Lee
Price: highlights of a prima donna / Hugh Lee Lyon. 1st ed. New York:
Vantage Press, 1973. 218 p. : ill. ; 21 x 14 cm.
Principal Events, p. 211-212. Appendix B: Opera debuts, p.
213-214. Appendix C: Discography, p. 215-216. Appendix D: Honors
and membership, p. 217-218. July 12, 1973, to Mrs. Dorothy B. Porter: in
appreciation of your contribution and interest in this project. Sincerely, Hugh
Lee Lyon. Signed inscription on inside front cover. Hard bound in brown cloth
with silver lettering. In dust jacket with photo of Price as Aïda at the
Metropolitan Opera House by Louis Melancon on cover. Portrait and short
biography of the author on back dj cover]
Arthur Ashe: portrait in motion
/ Arthur Ashe; with Frank Deford. [1st ed.] Boston:
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1975. xii, 272 p. : ill. ; 23.5 x 16 cm.
[... a diary about what I did and the thoughts I had, over the course
of a year, Wimbledon to Wimbledon, 1973-1974. Preface, p.
vii. To Dorothy B. Porter, Leau, Arthur Ashe.
Signed inscription on verso of half-title page. Hard bound in
green cloth with black lettering. In dust jacket with photograph of
Arthur Ashe by Todd Friedman]
Henry Louis, 1950-
Colored people: a memoir / Henry
Louis Gates, Jr. 1st ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994.
216, i.e.,  p. ; 22 x 15 cm.
[A note about the author: p.
. This book was set in a digitized version of Caledonia,
designed by W.A. Dwiggins (1880-1956). ... Colophon.
May 18, 1994. For Dorothy with the deepest admiration,
gratitude, and affection. Thank you for all that you have done, for our peoples
and for me. Best wishes, Skip Gates Inscription on title page.
Hard bound in black paper with orange lettering. In dust jacket
with photograph of the author by Jerry Bauer on back]