Black Power

Black Power is an extraordinary nonfiction work by one of America's premier literary giants of the twentieth century. An impassioned chronicle of the author's trip to Africa's Gold Coast before it became the free nation of Ghana, it speaks eloquently of empowerment and possibility, and resonates loudly to this day. This 5.5 x 8.5 hardcover has 358 pages. There is light soil to the book.


  • Black Power
  • Richard Wright
  • Harper & Brothers, 1954



The Impossible Boy


Brown cloth cover with gilt lettering. Illustrated frontispiece, few black & white illustrations throughout.  395 pages. Book is in very good condition with light wear, faint soil to front cover.



  • THE IMPOSSIBLE BOY
  • Nina Wilcox Putnam
  • Arthur I. Keller, illustrator
  • Bobbs Merrill, 1913
  • First edition




Within The Law


Red cloth covers with gilt lettering and decoration. Color illustrated frontispiece. Approx 5 x 7 with 344 pages. From the play by Bayard Veiller. Book is in good condition with faded spine, tanned pages, wear and soil.



  • WITHIN THE LAW
  • Marvin Dana
  • H. K. Fly Company, 1913




Nero's Torches


This print comes from Volume XXII of The Library of the World's Greatest Literature, Ancient and Modern" edited by Charles Dudley Warner and published in 1896. This is the limited Connoisseur Edition, of which this is copy number 7 of 500. The print measures approx. 7 inches by 10 inches. 


This print is a photogravure from a painting by Henryk Siemiradzki.  It is generally clean and crisp, with just a touch of browning. Original tissue guard with explanatory text included.

Title and copyright pages shows for reference purposes and are not included in the sale.



NERO'S TORCHES 

Photogravure from a portion of a painting by Seimiradzki 

"Besides this the mere desire for novelty impelled the people to every excess or refinement of barbarity. The simple combat became at last insipid and every variety of atrocity was devised to stimulate the flagging interest. At one time a bear and a bull chained together rolled in fierce contest along the sand at another criminals dressed in the skins of wild beasts were thrown to bulls which were maddened by red hot irons or by darts tipped with burning pitch. Four hundred bears were killed on a single day under Caligula,  three hundred on another day under Claudius. Under Nero four hundred tigers fought with bulls and elephants, four hundred bears and three hundred lions were slaughtered by his soldiers In a single day at the dedication of the Colosseum by Titus, five thousand animals perished. Under Trajan the games continued for one hundred and twenty three successive days.

Nor was any form of human suffering wanting. The first Gordian, when edile, gave twelve spectacles in each of which from one hundred and fifty to five hundred pair of gladiators appeared. Eight hundred pair fought at the triumph of Aurelian. Ten thousand men fought during the games of Trajan. Nero illumined his gardens during the night by Christians burning in their pitchy shirts." - Lecky 



King Arthur


This print comes from Volume XXII of The Library of the World's Greatest Literature, Ancient and Modern" edited by Charles Dudley Warner and published in 1896. This is the limited Connoisseur Edition, of which this is copy number 7 of 500. The print measures approx. 7 inches by 10 inches. 


This print is the color frontispiece of this volume, featuring a page from a 13th century manuscript. It is generally clean and crisp, with a small stain on the lower right. Original tissue guard with explanatory text included.

Title and copyright pages shows for reference purposes and are not included in the sale.



Romance of King Arthur

From a manuscript of the XIIIth century in the National Library at Paris.Arthur is the hero of the Welsh tales of the Round Table. The stories which are now included in the series are of many ages and of many lands as poets and writers enlarged from time to time upon the work of their predecessors. The foundations of the tales are the exploits and adventures of a real Arthur who ruled over a part of the people now called Welsh some time in the sixth century. This chieftain opposed the enemies who invaded his country but being finally defeated went into exile in northern France with whose people he also became a hero. In the Welsh legends Arthur is to return to his own at some time and it is said in some parts of the country so strong is this belief that a person who expresses a doubt upon the subject is in danger of personal injury.



Animal Stories for Children


This 5 x 7.5 hardcover has 230 pages, and has some cover soil and wear. Crease at top middle of front board. Hinges a bit loose. From the original publisher's catalog: "The story of The Little Runt Pig and dozens of others told as only Miss Bessie Cahoone Newton can tell them have brought to the desk of the editor of American Motherhood thousands of letters saying 'My children can hardly wait for the magazine so they can read Story Time.' Now we have collected all of these stories, Miss Newton has added twenty or more new ones, and they are made into a book for the children. Miss Josephine Bruce, who is an adept in drawing pictures that children like, has illustrated every story and altogether we have one of the most charming children's books on the market There are nearly fifty of the delightful pictures."



  • Animal Stories for Children
  • Bessis Cahoone Newton
  • Josephine Bruce, illustrator
  • The Arthur H. Christ Co., 1911




Stories of Little Fishes


5.5 x 8 hard cover book. Dark blue lettering on the brown spine with a color illustrated cover. From a series of nature study books under the head of "Phyllis' Field Friends." 264 pages. Cover soil, edgewear, foxing on page edges and some light stains. Good condition.



  • Stories of Little Fishes
  • Lenore Elizabeth Mulets
  • Sophie Schneider, illustrator
  • L.C. Page and Company, 1925




The Little Lame Prince / Adventures of a Brownie / Poor Prin


5.5 x 8 hard cover, red cloth with gilt decorations. 281 pgs. Book contains three of Miss Mulock's classic children's tales in one, The Little Lame Prince, The Adventures of a Brownie, and Poor Prin. Illustrated by Maria L. Kirk. Book is in good condition; faded spine, pages a bit browned, wear to top of spine. Generally clean and tight.



  • The Little Lame Prince / Adventures of a Brownie / Poor Prin
  • Miss Mulock
  • Maria L. Kirk, illustrator




The Holy Bible


National Publishing Co.'s Superfine Edition. New Devotional and Practical Pictorial Family Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments Apocrypha, Concordance and Psalms in Metre; Translated out of The Original Tongues, with All Former Translations diligently Compared and Revised; Together With A Carefully Abridged Edition of Dr. William Smith's Complete Dictionary of The Bible; and a History of all the Religious Denominations of the World, History of the Translation of The Bible, an illustrated History of all the Books of the Bible, Chronological and other Useful Tables,  Treatises, Maps etc. designed to promote and facilitate the Study of the Sacred Scriptures. More than 1200 illustrations. Tooled leather binding with gilt decoration, marbled edges and endpapers, raised bands on spine. Family name on front cover is Jas. and Eliza Johnston. Family information contained within. Leather generally intact, worn and scuffed in places and chipped. Spine gilt a bit faded. Textblock is tight, pages are clean overall. Binding solid.



  • New Devotional and Practical Pictorial Family Bible
  • National Publishing Co., 1879