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  • [Duncanson, Robert S.] author, Ketner, Joseph D.
    THE EMERGENCE OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN ARTIST: Robert S. Duncanson 1821-1872.

    Edition: First printing.

    Columbia and London: University of Missouri Press (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first full-scale biography of this artist who was considered the 'best landscape painter in the West' in the mid-19th century, but who has since fallen into obscurity. This book looks at the influences on this artist, the first African American painter to win international recognition. Includes more than 130 reproductions of his paintings, including some of other African American artists at the time, with a generous selection in full color. 235 pp with notes, index, bibliography and index of illustrations. Printed on glossy stock throughout. The uncommon hardcover edition of a book both beautiful and important. ISBN: 0-8262-08800.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 26634
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  • JOHN BROWN'S COUSIN. by Hutchens, Jane.
    Hutchens, Jane.
    JOHN BROWN'S COUSIN.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    Garden City, NY: Book League of American (Doubleday,) (1940.). Hardcover - Novel based on the life of Henry Brown, a distant cousin of abolitionist John Brown, and a pacificist who fled to Canada to avoid fighting in the Civil War.

    Condition: Very good in orange cloth, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78540
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  • THE OLD MAN: John Brown at Harper's Ferry. by Nelson, Truman.
    Nelson, Truman.
    THE OLD MAN: John Brown at Harper's Ferry.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1973.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A biography in which "Nelson explodes the conventional dismissal of the subject as a fanatic, and presents him as America's greatest revolutionary, the organizer of a brilliant coup which eventually succeeded in beginning to overthrow and dismember proslavery control of the U.S. government." Illustrated with maps, reproductions of vintage woodcuts and photographs. 303 pp. ISBN: 0-03-0010519.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (prev owner's name.)

    Book ID: 55634
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  • THE ALL-TRUE TRAVELS AND ADVENTURES OF LIDIE NEWTON by Smiley, Jane
    Smiley, Jane
    THE ALL-TRUE TRAVELS AND ADVENTURES OF LIDIE NEWTON

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. A novel set in the 1850's, the story of Lidie, tall, plain and outspoken, who marries an abolitionist from Massachusetts, dedicated to settling Kansas to ensure its entering the Union as a Free State. 452 pp. ISBN: 0-679-450742.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 25496
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