Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Notable New Books: August

Faith, culture, and leadership: A history of the Black church in Boston, by Robert C. Hayden
Boston: NAACP (Boston Branch), 1983. Signed by author. Booklet prepared for the 24th Annual Awards Banquet of the Boston Branch of the NAACP.

Laura Rider's Masterpiece, by Jane Hamilton
New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2009. First Edition. Signed by author.

Before the Dawn of History, by Charles Robert Knight
New York: Whittlesey House/McGraw-Hill, 1935. First Edition (first printing, scarce as such). Text and illustrations (by the author) of prehistoric beasts.

Explorations of Visual Phenomena, by Eleanor Dimoff
New York: Workshop Center for Open Education, 1973. First Edition (NAP). By the then-director of the Brooklyn Heights Montessori School.

"Somebody, Somewhere, Wants Your Photograph": A Selection From the Work of Allen E. Cole (1893-1970), Photographer of Cleveland's Black Community
Cleveland: Western Reserve Historical Society, 1980. First Edition.

Medieval Armenian Costumes: A History of the Armenians From the 7th - 14th Centuries, by Juanita Will Soghikian
Lexington, MA: Armenian Relief Society, 1976. First Edition (presumed). Paper-doll cutouts of authentic costume. Scarce.