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PHILLIPS, C[harles]. H[enry]
The History of the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church in America: Comprising its Organization, Subsequent Development, and Present Status
Publishing House C. M. E. Church, Jackson, Tennessee, 1898. 12mo, 247pp., illustrated. A very good copy in the publisher's dark blue gloth with gilt lettering to spine. Both boards are somewhat bowed in the same direction, putting some stress on the binding and the tender hinges, but nevertheless a clean, sound copy of this rare historical volume of the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church (still an organized denomination; now the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, which is in full communion with a half dozen other historically Black denominations). Charles Henry Phillips, an influential preacher ordained as a minister in the CME church, was elected Bishop of the church a few years after the publication of this volume, in 1902, where he served for nearly five decades. This tract contains eighteen illustrations from photographs, which mostly consist of photographs of important church congregation buildings and portraits of bishops. The volume was revised at least twice, and expanded with a "Book Two" in 1925. All of these editions are scarce in commerce, but we cannot trace any sales of the first edition at auction, nor locate any in the marketplace. OCLC records just under two dozen library holdings, most of which are at HBCU's. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Cleveland Book Company, IOBA [Lakewood, OH, U.S.A.]
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