HEARTMAN, Charles F. (1883-1953). Americana: Printed and in Manuscript: A Most Interesting Collection While there is an Emphasis on the Subject of Negro and Slavery...Biloxi, Mississippi: Charles F. Heartman, n.d., circa 1947.
8vo. Facsimile titles throughout, (occasional pencil marginalia.) Original printed brown wrappers (light creating, minor rubbing at corners).
An important catalogue from an influential bookseller and an important testament to his legacy of African-Americana. The collection listed includes 2282 items with occasional facsimile title pages, and includes important titles on abolition, slavery & assiento, manumission, the 13th Amendment & emancipation, Haiti, early Black authors including Olaudah Equiano, Nat Turner, Reconstruction, and more. Heartman had large selections of African Americana that are now housed at Xavier University in New Orleans and Texas Southern University in Houston.
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