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Group of Books from the Collection of Timothy Thomas Fortune
Excepting one book as noted, all are without covers; some have marginal markings, presumably by T.T. Fortune, which usually consist of a couple of double lines in pencil or blue pencil; a couple are coming undone from the sewing, or are weak; general dustiness and soiling, otherwise good; Including: 1905 Edward Wilmot Blyden, West Africa before Europe and other Addresses, Delivered in England in 1901 and 1903... (laid-in is a 'Postal Card' with printed address of The American Protective Tariff League and bearing at the postmark a printed portrait of President McKinley-on back is a printed short questionnaire regarding opinions on the tariff and also laid-in a couple of very browned newspaper clippings with household recipes, cleaning hints which has browned the leaves where placed); 1922 George F. Bragg, History of the Afro-American Group of the Episcopal Church; 2 by Charles W. Chesnutt: The Wife of His Youth... Houghton 1899 & The Colonel's Dream 1905; (1907) 4th edition of James M. Gregory, Frederick Douglass the Orator (Illustrated Willey Co. Springfield ed.) with across from the portrait of Douglass in Fortune's hand, "Fleecy locks and dark complexion do not forfeit Nature's claim." and on the back endpaper "Mr. Fortune" in pencil; 1879 Oliver Johnson, William Lloyd Garrison and his Times; or, sketches of the anti-slavery Movement in America...(on the front endpaper, presentation inscription "Lucretia M. Butcher from Edward M. Davis"; 1883 John Mercer Langston, Freedom and Citizenship. Selected Lectures and Addresses (lacks portrait-no evidence of one having been bound-in); 2 by Kelly Miller: 1914 Out of the House of Bondage with initials "T.T.F." underlined and initials "F.G.C. Apr. 19-23 Trenton NJ" & 1918 An Appeal to Conscience (this the only book in the lot that is semi-bound - has back and front boards, no spine covering); 1916-1918 (as printed on the copyright page) Theodore Henry Shackelford, My Country and Other Poems, signed by the poet in full in blue ink under frontispiece portrait; included also are an offprint of the Carl Schurz article from 1901 McClure's magazine, "Can the South Solve the Negro Problem?" 1920 Herbert J. Seligmann, The Negro Faces America and 1914 L.H. Hammond, In Black and White (with) laid-in small notice from the publisher Revell stating that "This book has been read and approved by the Woman's Missionary Council of the M.E. Church, South Nashville, Tennessee, a body composed of over 200,00 Southern white women...". Timothy Thomas Fortune (1856-1928) African-American orator, civil rights leader, journalist, writer, editor and publisher, born during slavery in Florida, later in life building 'Maple Hill' his home in Red Bank New Jersey, now found on the National and the New Jersey registers of Historic Places, was one of the early innovators of the term and a leading advocate of using "Afro-American" to identify his people and perhaps most importantly was the founder of two organizations which led to the eventual founding of the NAACP and other important civil rights advocacy groups.. Unbound. Good.
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