July 2022 Catalogue

Black Americana and Abolition – 45 – Bauman Rare Books - July 2022 “More Than 100 Years And 200 Failed Attempts”: First Edition Of The NAACP’s Thirty Years Of Lynching In The United States, 1889-1918 75. (SHILLADY, John) JOHNSON, James Weldon. Thirty Years of Lynching in the United States 18891918. New York, 1919. Octavo, original beigh papger wrappers. $2400. First edition of a crucial 1919 work by the NAACP documenting the number, degree and savagery of American lynchings in “the circle of horror drawn around Black men, women and children,” an exceptional copy in original self-wrappers. In 1919 the NAACP took a major early step toward documenting the level and savagery of lynchings when it “sent two researchers into the Library of Congress to gather data… which appeared as Thirty Years of Lynching,” a work that denounces the U.S. as “the only advanced nation whose government has tolerated lynching” (Tyndall, 173). With errata slip between pages 26-27, containing four full-page maps and charts. Front wrapper with inked “V. F. Lynching,” small inkstamps with very faint 1920 library stamp. Text fresh with scant edge-wear to front wrapper. A very scarce about-fine copy. Complete Run Of The First Musicological Journal On Black Music 76. SOUTHERN, Eileen Jackson, editor. The Black Perspective in Music [complete run]. Cambria Heights, New York, 1973-90. Thirty-nine issues. Slim octavo, original orange and white paper wrappers, three matching custom clamshell boxes. $3200. First edition of the complete run of the first musicological journal dedicated to the study of Black music, 39 issues in original wrappers. Edited by Eileen Jackson Southern—an African-American pianist and musicologist as well as the first African-American to earn a PhD in musicology in the United States— The Black Perspective in Music was a journal dedicated to a musicological examination of Black music. Complete runs in original wrappers are rare, as the majority were bound up for institutional use. Very nearly fine to fine condition.