Estate Sale Goddess: Claude A Barnett and Etta Moten Barnett Historical Memorabilia Americana Black Art Auction Begins November 17, 2022 10am CST

CLAUDE A BARNETT FOUNDER OF THE ASSOCIATED NEGRO PRESS (R)
 ETTA MOTEN BARNETT STAR OF PORGY & BESS, SINGER, ACTIVIST, PERFORMER 
 




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ZORA NEAL HURSTON, (1891-1960). A pair of first editions. Including: Mules and Men. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1935. 8vo. With ten illustrations by Miguel Covarrubias, including inserted frontispiece and plates. Publisher’s full brown cloth, front board and spine stamped in dark brown (spine toned, creased and worn, boards soiled, worn, endleaves toned with several pieces of tape, some thumbsoiling, toning to text, with a few pages roughly opened and torn). [Together with:] Tell My Horse. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1938. 8vo. With photographic frontispiece and 13 leaves, inserted throughout. Publisher’s blue and red striped cloth, spine lettered in white (spine toned and worn, boards worn and soiled, endleaves soiled, scuffed, and with several pieces of tape, text thumbsoiled, with some occasional tears and chips). *FIRST EDITIONS*. Each of these books is from the library of Claude Albert Barnett (1889-1967), the founder of the Associated Negro Press, with his bookplates on both fp’s. From the HISTORIC collection of the Barnett family.




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MAYA ANGELOU (1928-2014). Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water ‘fore I Diiie. New York: Random House, [1971]. 8vo. Publisher’s red cloth backstrip over red boards, front board stamped in blind, spine lettered in silver (board edges sunned, bumped and edgeworn); original printed dust jacket (rubbed and toned at edges). Later printing. The author’s second book. INSCRIBED BY ANGELOU ON THE FFEP: “Mrs. Etta Moten, What a pleasure to sign this book to you. Joy! Maya Angelou May ‘76”. Etta Moten Barnett (1901-2004) was an actress, activist, and singer, and was the first African American to perform in the White House in the 20th Century. Her second husband, Claude Albert Barnett (1889-1967) was the founder of the Associated Negro Press. From the HISTORIC collection of the Barnett family.





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NIKKI GIOVANNI, (b. 1943). Those Who Ride the Night Winds. New York: William Morrow, 1983. 8vo. Publisher’s white cloth backstrip over orange boards, spine lettered in gilt (spine toned, some rubbing, marginal toning to boards, text wrinkled, with a few pages with paperclip indentations at top margin); original printed dust jacket (price-clipped, some sunning to spine and fore-edges, some rubbing, toning, soiling). FIRST EDITION. INSCRIBED BY GIOVANNI to actress Etta M. Barnett on the title-page: “For Etta M. Barnett-with affection I guide [?] regards Nikki Giovanni 18 Jan 1983 Cincinnati”. The recipient is a prominent actress and the wife of Claude A. Barnett. This is from the library of Claude Albert Barnett (1889-1967), the founder of the Associated Negro Press, with his bookplate on the fp. From the HISTORIC collection of the Barnett family.






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JAMES BALDWIN, (1924-1987). Tell Me How Long the Train’s Been Gone. New York: The Dial Press, 1968. 4to. Publisher’s spiral-bound printed wrappers (some toning, dampstaining, soiling, wear to wrappers, some rubbing, thumbsoiling to text). UNCORRECTED GALLEYS. From the library of Claude Albert Barnett (1889-1967), the Founder of the Associated Negro Press. From the collection of the Barnett family.



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JAMES BALDWIN & RICHARD AVEDON-A group of 2 illustrated books. Including: AVEDON, Richard (1923-2004). BALDWIN, James (1924-1987). Nothing Personal. New York: Atheneum, 1964. 4to. Illustrated throughout with Avedon’s photographs. Publisher’s glossy paper over boards, embossed mirror-finish labels affixed to boards (spine toned and worn, some wear, soiling to boards); publisher’s glossy paper slipcase (worn, toned, soiled, most joints split). FIRST EDITION. [Together with:] LAWRENCE, Jacob (1917-2000). Harriet and the Promised Land. New York: Simon and Schuster, [1968]. 4to. Publisher’s full yellow cloth, front board and spine stamped in black (spine bumped and soiled, corners bumped, some soiling to boards, some soiling to endleaves and occasional soiling in text); original printed dust jacket (price-clipped, later price sticker on front flap, jacket worn, soiled, chipped with tears, publisher’s “Library Edition” sticker on spine). SECOND PRINTING. Nothing Personal with the bookplate of Claude Albert Barnett (1889-1967), the Founder of the Associated Negro Press. From the collection of the Barnett family.



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IMPORTANT AFRICAN AMERICAN BOOK COLLECTION-A group of 10 titles related to African American history or literature. [V.p., 1863-1964]. 8vo. Publisher’s cloth bindings (cloth bindings generally worn and soiled), 6 titles in dust jacket (worn and soiled). FIRST AND EARLY EDITIONS. Titles include: An Historical Research Respecting the Opinions of the Founders of the Republic on Negroes (this copy bound in contemporary half morocco, front board and half-title loose); A Century of Negro Migration; Le Noir; The Negro in Virginia; The Story of John Hope; A History of Ghana; The Rebirth of African Civilization; Reconstruction; Before the Mayflower; One Nation Indivisible. Some with bookplate of Claude Albert Barnett (1889-1967), the founder of the Associated Negro Press. From the collection of the Barnett family.


IMPORTANT AFRICAN AMERICAN BOOK COLLECTION- A group of 9 titles related to African American history or literature. [V.p., v.d.]. 8vos. Publisher’s cloth bindings (cloth bindings generally worn and soiled- one title in chipped wrappers), 1 title in dust jacket (worn and soiled). EARLY EDITIONS. Titles include: The Education of the Negro Prior to 1861; The History of the Negro Church; The Negro’s Church; The Negro in Our History (two copies); African Myths; Richard Allen Apostle of Freedom; God in a Rolls Royce; Riots and Ruins (in dust jacket). Some with bookplate of Claude Albert Barnett (1889-1967), the Founder of the Associated Negro Press. From the collection of the Barnett family.


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IMPORTANT AFRICAN AMERICAN BOOKS-A group of 10 titles related to African American history or literature. [V.p., 1919-1969]. 8vos. Publisher’s cloth bindings (cloth bindings generally worn and soiled- one title in chipped wrappers), 7 titles in dust jacket (somewhat rubbed). FIRST AND EARLY EDITIONS. Titles include: Up from Slavery (reprint); Know This of Race; Harlem Negro Metropolis; Victory Through Education (wrappers); Stranger and Alone; A King’s Story (about The Duke of Windsor); The Wild Place; Selected Poems of Langston Hughes; Black Cargoes; The Musical Bride. Many with bookplate of Claude Albert Barnett (1889-1967), the founder of the Associated Negro Press. From the HISTORIC collection of the Barnett family.



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VERY IMPORTANT AFRICAN AMERICAN BOOK COLLECTION! A group of 9 titles related to African American history or literature. [V.p., 1919-1969]. 8vos and 4tos. Publisher’s cloth bindings (cloth bindings generally worn and soiled), 6 titles in dust jacket (somewhat rubbed). FIRST AND EARLY EDITIONS. Titles include: Voice of Africa (volume II only); Who’s Who in Colored America (later library binding); ‘Bout Cullad Folks; Rendezvous with Destiny; White Man, Listen; The Negro Vanguard; Confrontation: Black and White; I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (later edition). Many with bookplate of Claude Albert Barnett (1889-1967), the Founder of the Associated Negro Press. From the collection of the Barnett Chicagoland Estate.



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IMPORTANT AFRICAN AMERICAN EARLY EDITION BOOK COLLECTION-A group of 11 titles related to African American history or literature. [V.p., 1930s-2005]. 8vos. Publisher’s cloth bindings (one title in wrappers - cloth bindings generally worn and soiled), only 2 in dust jacket (somewhat rubbed). FIRST AND EARLY EDITIONS. ALL BOOKS SIGNED OR INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR OR EDITOR TO CLAUDE A. BARNETT OR HIS WIFE ETTA M. BARNETT. Titles include: When Black Meets White; Strange Fruit; the Policy King; Of Men and Arms; Black Bourgeoisie; Negroes in Britain; What Shall I Tell My Children?; Lessons: 1984 Candidacy; Forced Into Glory; Kings (this book in wrappers). Many with bookplate of either Claude Albert Barnett (1889-1967), the Founder of the Associated Negro Press, or his wife, Etta Moten Barnett (1901-2004) who was an actress, activist, and singer, and was the first African American to perform in the White House in the 20th Century. From the HISTORIC collection of the Barnett family.


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INCRREDIBLY IMPORTANT AFRICAN AMERICAN BOOK COLLECTION-A group of 10 titles related to African American history or literature. [V.p., 1939-2003]. 8vos to 4tos. Publisher’s cloth bindings (generally worn and soiled), all but 3 in dust jacket (generally worn, soiled, chipped). FIRST AND EARLY EDITIONS. ALL BOOKS SIGNED OR INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR OR EDITOR TO CLAUDE A. BARNETT OR HIS WIFE ETTA M. BARNETT. Titles include: The Philosophy of Booker T. Washington; Strange Fruit; It’s Good to Be Black; The Scholar and the Scalpel; Africa Unbound; My Special Best Words; Passport to Freedom; Poems from Africa; Equal Employment; Before the Mayflower (New Millennium Edition). Most with bookplate of either Claude Albert Barnett (1889-1967), the Founder of the Associated Negro Press, or his wife, Etta Moten Barnett (1901-2004) who was an Actress, Activist, and singer, and was the first African American to perform in the White House in the 20th Century. From the HISTORIC collection of the Barnett family.



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WASHINGTON, Booker T. (1856-1915). –– WASHINGTON. E. Davidson (1889-1938). Selected Speeches of Booker T. Washington. Edited by E. Davidson Washington. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1932. 8vo. Inserted frontispiece. Publisher’s full blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt (spine toned and rubbed, some rubbing to boards, text toned with occasional thumbsoiling); original printed dust jacket (jacket spine toned, soiled and chipped, jacket panels worn thumbsoiled, chipped and torn). FIRST EDITION. The editor, E. Davidson Washington, was the second son of Booker T. Washington. INSCRIBED BY E. DAVIDSON WASHINGTON to Claude A. Barnett on the fp: “To my friend Claude A. Barnett From E. Davidson Washington Jan. 19-1933”. Laid-in is a Typed Letter Signed by E. Davidson Washington, January 19, 1933, on Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute stationery, addressed to Mr. Barnett, asking for any help in publicizing the book. This is from the library of Claude Albert Barnett (1889-1967), the founder of the Associated Negro Press, with his bookplate on the fp. From the collection of the Barnett family.









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