SIMMONS, William J. (1849-1890). Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive and Rising. Cleveland, OH: Geo. M. Rewell & Co., 1887. 

8vo. Engraved frontispiece and engraved plates. (Replaced endpapers and reinforced hinges.) Recased preserving original gilt dark green cloth of front board and spine. 

FIRST EDITION of Simmon's ambitious compilation of biographies of notable Black men, attempting to encompass nearly every African American "man of mark." Simmons, himself formerly enslaved, was a noted journalist and academic who developed Howard University's teacher training programs and was the second president of Kentucky Normal and Theological Institute, now Simmons College of Kentucky named in his honor. Simmons had planned a companion volume of women but was unable to complete it before his death. 


STEVENS, Charles Emery (1815-1893). Anthony Burns: A History. Boston: John P. Jewett and Company, 1856. 12mo. FIRST EDITION. Sabin 91490. Provenance: Henry B. Brush, Elyria, OH; Frank E. Brush. -- LOGUEN, JERMAIN WESLEY (1813-1872). The Rev. J.W. Loguen, as A Slave and as a Freeman. A Narrative of Real Life. Syracuse, NY: J.G.K. Truair & Co., 1859. FIRST EDITION. Sabin 41824. Provenance: Ralph D. Wiggins (inscription to front flyleaf); Lorenzo D. Metcalf (b. ca 1820), Salisbury, [NY], Feb. 1860 (inscription to front flyleaf). -- CHILD, Lydia Maria (1802-1880). Isaac T. Hopper: A True Life.  Boston: John P. Jewett and Company, 1860. 12mo. Provenance: Charles Hale (bookplate). Second edition. Sabin 12719. -- COCHIN, Pierre-Suzanne-Augustin (1823-1872). BOOTH, Mary L., translator. The Results of Emancipation. Boston: Walker, Wise, and Company, 1863. 12mo. Second edition. Sabin 14065. -- DRINKER, Frederick E. Booker T. Washington: The Master Mind of a Child of Slavery. Washington, DC: George W. Berton, 1915. FIRST EDITION, stated "Memorial Edition." 8vo. -- Together, 6 works in 6 volumes. 12mo and 8vo, condition generally good. 

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