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  • Bontemps, Arna and Conroy, Jack.
    THEY SEEK A CITY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1945. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The story of African American migration within the United States, from the Underground Railroad in pre-civil war days, to the years following the Emancipation when newly freed slaves headed north and west, and during World War I when there was a labor shortage in the factories of the North and continuing up until the time this book was written. SIGNED on the front endpaper by both authors and inscribed by Conroy ' For my friend Gloria Freidman with the best of wishes" and dated 10/12/45 and underneath this appears 'and also those of' and the signature of Bontemps. References, index. 266 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in a fair only copy of the uncommon dustjacket (loss of approx 1 inch at upper corner of dj at fold, some loss of paper ranging from 1/4 inch to 1 inch at top of spine, and affecting the 'y' in 'they', rubbing, general edgewear) . An inexpensively produced book due to wartime restrictions, and uncommon in dj and especially so signed by both authors.

    Book ID: 20096
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  • SONGS OF JUBILEE: New and Selected Poems (1969 - 1983.) by Cornish, Sam
    Cornish, Sam
    SONGS OF JUBILEE: New and Selected Poems (1969 - 1983.)

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Greensboro, NC: Unicorn Press, 1986. SIGNED first edition - A series of poems which tell the history of blacks in America - included are sections on the Underground Railroad, Nat Turner, Harriet Tubman, Cornish's own family, and commentaries on modern events. SIGNED on the title page by Cornish (who in 2008 received some of the recognition he deserved when he was named the first Poet Laureate of Boston.) 85 pp. ISBN: 0-87775-196x.

    Condition: Very near fine in stiff black wrappers.

    Book ID: 20666
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  • A DIFFERENT KIND OF CHRISTMAS by Haley, Alex
    Haley, Alex
    A DIFFERENT KIND OF CHRISTMAS

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1988.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An attractively produced little book, this is a story about the Underground Railroad and Christmas 1855. Book and dust jacket illustrated with woodcuts by David Frampton . SIGNED by Haley on the front endpaper. 101 pp. ISBN: 0-385-260431.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62198
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  • Hamilton, Virginia.
    THE HOUSE OF DIES DREAR.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Macmillan, 1969. Hardcover - Classic story for older children by this Newbery award winning writer about the mystery surrounding an old house in Ohio that was a stop on the Underground Railroad. An ALA Notable Book.

    Condition: Ex-library with markings and significant reading wear, lacking the dj, but still a good reading copy.

    Book ID: 20024
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  • Hamilton, Virginia.
    THE HOUSE OF DIES DREAR.

    Edition: First paperback printing.

    New York: Dell - Laurel Leaf, 1978. Classic story for older children by this Newbery award winning writer about the mystery surrounding an old house in Ohio that was a stop on the Underground Railroad. An ALA Notable Book. ISBN: 0-440-936799.

    Condition: Good condition overall - a little rubbing and wear to the covers.

    Book ID: 32993
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  • Hamilton, Virginia. (illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon.)
    MANY THOUSAND GONE: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (1993). dj. Hardcover - A history of slavery in America, written for children, and focusing on those who escaped slavery and on the Underground Railroad. Includes stories of Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Josiah Henson, and others. Beautifully Illustrated with soft full-page black and white drawings by the Dillons. ISBN: 0-394-828739.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (previous owner's name.)

    Book ID: 26519
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  • MANY THOUSAND GONE: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom. by Hamilton, Virginia. (illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon.)
    Hamilton, Virginia. (illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon.)
    MANY THOUSAND GONE: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (1993). dj. Hardcover first edition - A history of slavery in America, written for children, and focusing on those who escaped slavery and on the Underground Railroad. Includes stories of Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Josiah Henson, and others. Beautifully Illustrated with soft full-page black and white drawings by the Dillons. Large format. ISBN: 0-394-828739.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Uncommon in the first edition, and in this condition.

    Book ID: 72950
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  • Henry, Richard A.
    OF DAYS GONE BY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Nashville, TN: Winston-Derek Publishers, Inc., 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - Centered around New York City at the start of the Great Depression, tells the story of the warm relationship between grandfather and grandson, a boy abandoned by his mother after his father's tragic murder. Through his grandfather's story-telling the boy learns of his rich and colorful history, of his ancestors passage to America and involvement in the Underground Railroad, and of Civil War History and its meaning for Blacks in America. ISBN: 1-55523-2760.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated boards, no dj as issued (bookstore stamp on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 19020
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  • UNDER THE QUILT OF NIGHT. by Hopkinson, Deborah; James E. Ransome, illustrator.
    Hopkinson, Deborah; James E. Ransome, illustrator.
    UNDER THE QUILT OF NIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atheneum, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A story of running away from slavery and the journey North along the Underground Railroad as seen from the perspective of a young unnamed girl. The title refers to legends that quilts had hidden meanings and were hung to indicate safe houses. Beautifully illustrated in full color by James E. Ransome, including colorful log cabin quilt endpapers. SIGNED and dated opposite the title page by the illustrator, James Ransome, with a small drawing and the words "Keep reading!" Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-689-822278.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated boards in a very good dust jacket (inconspicuous prev owner's name, closed tear to upper edge of front cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 56048
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  • UNDERGROUND MAN. by Meltzer, Milton.
    Meltzer, Milton.
    UNDERGROUND MAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Scarsdale, New York: Bradbury Press, (1972_ dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Young adult novel by this Newbery and Wilder award winning writer: In 1835, Nineteen-year-old Josh Bowen becomes an abolitionist conductor (a "slave stealer") on the Underground Railroad, an act that leads to his trial and imprisonment. Author's afterword. While a novel, this is based in part on the fragmentary records of a young man who was imprisoned until the middle of the Civil War. SIGNED by the author on a blank preliminary page. Maps by Eros Keith. 220 pp. Wraparound dust jacket art by Ann Grifalconi. ISBN: 0-878880518.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket (bit of chipping to the top of the spine of the dj).

    Book ID: 64543
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  • Raftery, Gerald.
    SLAVER'S GOLD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Vanguard, 1967. dj. Hardcover first edition - A story for older children set against an authentic background of country life in Vermont and the Underground Railroad as a group of children try to find out if there is any truth in the stories Grandpa told about an old house.

    Condition: Near fine in a slightly rubbed, but overall near fine, dustjacket.

    Book ID: 11531
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  • Raftery, Gerald.
    SLAVER'S GOLD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Vanguard, 1967. dj. Hardcover first edition - A story for older children set against an authentic background of country life in Vermont and the Underground Railroad as a group of children try to find out if there is any truth in the stories Grandpa told about an old house.

    Condition: Very good+ in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 16095
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