Signed limited edition of Carter G. Woodson’s Appeal with an introduction by Daryl Michael Scott.
Octavo, li, 178pp. Brown leather, title in gilt on spine and front cover, four raised bands on spine, gilt-ruled border on front and rear covers, portrait of Carter G. Woodson stamped in blind on front cover. Silk endpapers with a silk bookmark sewn in. All edges gilt. Stated copy number 711 of 2,000 in the “limited, leather-bound edition” on copyright page. Solid text block, a fine example.
Signed by Daryl Michael Scott, as well as the president and executive director of the ASALH Press.
Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950) worked as a teacher and principal before becoming the second Black American (after W.E.B. DuBois) to graduate from Harvard. Woodson created the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, now known as the ASALH. Woodson and the ASALH launched Negro History Week in 1926 to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. This week has since been expanded into the Black History Month we know today.