Autographs for freedom /
edited by Julia Griffiths. [1st ed.] Auburn [NY]: Alden,
Beardsley & Co. ; Rochester [NY]: Wanzer, Beardsley & Co., 1854.
309 p.,  p. of plates, -2, - 4, -3 p. of adv. : ill.,
frontispiece, (ports.) ; 20.5 x 14 cm.
[Edited for the Rochester
Ladies Anti-Slavery Society. A collection of signed articles,
poems, etc., by men and women prominent in the anti-slavery movement.
Luther Cady, Presented by Mrs. ... Smith, Oct. 16th, 1886
Inscription on inside front cover. Hard bound stamped green cloth
binding with gold lettering]
[Color souvenir cards,
Ise a gazing on yes, you naughty
Gal. NY: M.F. Tobin, 1882. 1 card : ill. ; 12.5 x 17.5
cm. (Scenes in the Sunny South)
Look Yer Son! Gib de ole
man a chance. NY: M.F. Tobin, 1882. 1 card : ill. ; 12.5
x 17.5 cm. (Scenes in the Sunny South)
Way down on the Swanee
River. NY: M.F. Tobin, 1882. 1 card : ill. ; 12.5 x 17.5
cm. (Scenes in the Sunny South)
In the morning by the bright
light. NY: M.F. Tobin, 1882. 1 card : ill. ; 12.5 x 17.5
cm. (Going to camp Meeting)
Look Yer You man! Keep you eye on
dat yer splinter. NY: M.F.Tobin, 1882. 1 card : ill. ;
12.5 x 17.5 cm. (Dancing in de Barn)
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895
Three addresses on
the relations subsisting between the white and colored people of the United
States / by Frederick Douglass. Washington, D.C.: Gibson Bros.,
Printers and Bookbinders, 1886. 68 p. ; 23.5 x 15 cm.
following was delivered by Frederick Douglass as an address to the people of
the United States at a Convention of Colored Men held in Louisville, Ky.,
September 24, 1883: p. 
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895
problem: great speech of Frederick Douglass, delivered before the
Bethel Literary and Historical Association, in the Metropolitan A.M.E. Church,
Washington, D.C., October 21, 1890. [Washington, D.C.: Bethel
Literary and Historical Association, 1890?]
16 p. ; 20 x 13.5 cm.
[Cover title. Error in make up. After reading first
page of speech pass to page 5 and then to pages 4 and 6. On cover.
F[lorence] A. Brooks, 2034-17th St., N.W., Washington, D.C.
[sister-in-law and wife of John Francis Porter] Ownership
signature at top of cover]
1511 - Typical Negro Home.
New York; Berlin: Souvenir Post Card, 1907? 8.5 x 14 cm.
and mailed to: Miss Louis Bishoff, 3rd Ave. East, Ashland, Wis. U.S. 1 cent
stamp, canceled in Ashland, Wis., March [8?], 1907, 6:30 p.m.]
Thanksgiving Morning in the South. [S.l., s.n., 1915?]
9 x 13.5 cm.
[Addressed and mailed to: Mr. Robt. Skinner, Park
Heights and 7 Mile Lane, Baltimore, Md., Sta. E. U.S. 1 cent stamp, canceled in
Augusta, Ga, Apr. 27, 1915, 11 a.m.]
Woodson, Carter Godwin, 1875-1950
Negro makers of
history / by Carter G. Woodson. Washington, D.C.: Associated
Publishers, 1928. vi, 362 p. : ill. (ports) ; 20 x 14
[This book is an adaptation of The Negro in Our History to
the capacity of children in the elementary schools. ... Many new illustrations,
however, have been used in this work, and some new facts are given.
p. iii. Index: p. 353-362. To J.A. Porter with the
best wishes of C.G. Woodson, Nov. 16, 1936 Signed inscription on
half-title page. Hard bound in brown cloth with pictorial black
Rufino, José dos
Albuns fotográficos e
descrítivos da Colónia de Moçambique = Photographic and
descriptive albums of Portuguese East Africa = Albums photographiques et
descriptifs de la colonie portugaise de Mozambique. Hamburgo,
[Germany]: Broschek & Co., representantes, Stüben & Co., 1929.
10 v. : chiefly ill. ; 22.5 x 29.5 cm.
[A description of the
habits and customs of the native inhabitants of Mozambique... p.viii. On
exhibit: v. 10 only: Raças, usos e costumes indígenas e
alguns exemplares da fauna moçambicana = Native tribes, habits and
customs: fauna of Mozambique = Races, usages et costumes
indigènes: faune de Mozambique. xvii, 124 p. : chiefly ill. ;
22.5 x 29.5 cm. Paper bound in brown and black with gold lettering]
Alain LeRoy, 1886-1954
Negro art: past and present / by
Alain Locke. Washington, D.C.: Associates in Negro Folk Education, 1936.
, 122 p. ; 20.5 x 14 cm. (Bronze booklet; no. 3)
[Contents: I, Negro Art: past and present; II, The Negro artist and
Negro art; III, Early Negro artists; IV, The Negro artists wins his spurs; V,
Europe discovers Negro art; VI, American art re-discovers the Negro; VII, Negro
artists to-day; VIII, The Negro through European eyes; IX, African or Primitive
Negro Art; X, The future of Negro art. Includes bibliographical
reference. Paper bound with cover design by Winold Reiss?]
Alain LeRoy, 1886-1954
The Negro in art: a pictorial record of the
Negro artist and of the Negro theme in art/ edited and annotated by
Alain Locke. Library edition, first printing, December, 1940.
Washington, D.C.: Associates in Negro Folk Education, 1940. 224 p. :
chiefly ill. ; 31.5 x 24 cm.
[Partial contents: Part I, The Negro as
artist; Part II, The Negro in art; Part III, The ancestral arts.
Selected bibliography: p. 224. Hard bound in green cloth with
Fernández de Castro, José Antonio, 1897-1951
Tema negro en las letras de Cuba [1608-1935] /
José Antonio Fernández de Castro. La Habana: Ediciones Mirador,
1943. 95 p.; 17.5 x 12.5 cm.
[Contents: I, Del descubrimiento de la
Isla hasta fines del siglo XIX; II Desde el establecimiento de la
República hasta el año 1935. Se terminó de imprimir este
libro en los talleres gráficos de Cultural, S.A., el día 23 de
septiembre de 1943, bajo la dirección de Pastor Roque, interviniendo
como linotipista Francisco Mayoral y como cajsta José Miguel Roque. El
grabado que orna la cubierta es obra del dibujante Isidro Martín.
Colophon. A la Dra. Dorothy L. Porter, bibliotecaria de la prestigiosa
Howard University con la estimacíon del autor, José Castro, abril
1945 Inscription on p.  Paper bound]
Bois, W. E. B. 1868-1963 (William Edward Burghardt)
The souls of
black folk: essays and sketches / by W.E. Burghardt Du Bois.
New York: Blue Heron Press, 1953. xv,  p. ; 21 x 14 cm.
[The forethought: p. [vii]-viii: Fifty years after: p.
[ix]-xi: Comments [by] Shirley Graham: p. [xiii]-xv: The
after-thought: p.  ... A limited, numbered [i.e., 738]
and autographed edition of W.E. Burghardt Du Bois famous book
published on the fiftieth anniversary of its original issuance, 1903-1953.
[signed] W.E.B. Du Bois, The Blue Heron Press, Inc.
Colophon on label with decorative borders affixed to inside front cover.
To our President and Friend, Dr. Charles H. Wesley with deep
appreciation for his abiding interest in scholarship, books and libraries.
[signed] Staff, Hattie Q. Brown Library, Central State College, Wilberforce,
Ohio, March 20, 1958 Inscription on top of half-title page.
Ex Libris, Charles H. Wesley Book plate designed by J.A.
Porter and affixed on inside back cover. This copy has embossed seal
from the: Hattie Q. Brown Library, Central State College, Wilberforce,
Ohio on title page with withdrawn written over it in ink.
Hard bound in wine-colored decorative boards and black spine with gold
The color curtain: report on the Bandung
Conference / by Richard Wright; foreword by Gunnar Myrdal. 1st
ed. Cleveland; New York: World Publishing Co., 1956. 221 p. ;
21.5 x 14.5 cm.
[On April 19, 1955, there gathered ... in the Republic
of Indonesia [Asian-African Conference (1955 : Bandung, Java)], a group of men
of many colorsblack, brown, and yellow. ... They met for a conference
which the President of Indonesia, in his opening speech, described as ?...the
first international conference of colored peoples in the history of
mankind. Dust jacket blurb. Hard bound in black
cloth with map of Asia in red lettering on front. In dust jacket with
portrait of Wright on back]
Nigerian Red Cross
Whats to eat: an international
exchange of recipes. [Lagos], Nigeria: Nigerian Red Cross
(lithographed by United Nigeria Press), 1963? 88, i.e.,  p. : ill.
; 24 x 17.5 cm.
[Cover title. Glossary: p. .
Index: p. [100-102]. This book is produced by The Committee
of Nigerian Nights for the Nigerian Red Cross Centenary Celebrations,
1863-1963. On back cover. Dorothy Porter
Signature on cover. Paper bound, stapled]
Blockson, Charles L.
A commented bibliography of one
hundred and one influential books by and about people of African descent,
(1556-1982) : a collectors choice / by Charles L. Blockson.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands: A. Gerits & Sons, 1989. 74 p. :
ill. ; 29.5 x 22 cm.
[Index: p. 73-74. The purpose of
this book is to provide a record of books and documents by and about people of
African descent that have influenced world history and literature.: p. 5.
To Dorothy Porter Wesley, with constant respect, from your
bibliophile friend, Charles L. Blockson, 2/15/90. Inscription on
inside front cover. Hard bound in black cloth with white lettering.
In dust jacket with photograph of Blockson on back]
Santiago de Cuba, No. 94. Bohio
típico del campesino cubano = Bohio Cuban tipical [sic] country home
/ [photography by] Maleos. [S.l.: s.n., n.d.] 1 card : 9
x 13.5 cm.
[Black & white
Civil War Soldier, c1864. York, PA: Leib
Image Archives, n.d. 1 card : 9 x 14.5 cm.
Freed slave learning to
read, Chains can put a man in slavery, but only ignorance can keep him
there Frederick Douglass. York, PA: Leib Image Archives,
n.d. 1 card : 9 x 14.5 cm. Femme Guerret. Cote dIvoire: A.O.F.,
#44, n.d. 1 card : 9 x 14 cm.
aqui nació Antonio Maceo, el 14 de junio de 1845, murió
heróicamente en el combate de Punta Brava, el 7 de ... de 1896 /
[photography by] Maleos. [S.l.: s.n., n.d.] 1 card : 9 x 13.5 cm.
sSantiago de Cuba, No. 100. Vendedor típico de
carbón = Charcoal typical seller / [photography by] Maleos.
[S.l.: s.n., n.d.] 1 card : 9 x 13.5 cm.