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Two (2) Black Americana books. 1st item: The Black Gauntlet; A Tale of Plantation Life in South Carolina, 1st Edition, by Mrs. Henry R. Schoolcraft, 1860. Published by J. B. Lippincott and Company, Philadelphia. Octavo, 569 pages with advertisements, hardbound in tooled dark green cloth covers with gilt lettering to spine. 7 5/8" H x 5 1/2" W x 1 3/4" D. 2nd item: The Black Phalanx; A History of the Negro Soldiers of the United States in the Wars of 1775-1812, 1861-'65, 1st Edition, by Joseph T. Wilson, 1888. Published by American Published Company, Hartford. Octavo, 528 pages including appendix and illustrations, lithographic frontispiece, hardbound in tooled red cloth covers with with gilt and black lettering and pictorial design to covers and spine, floral end papers. Includes two newspaper clippings collected by the previous owner on the subject of African American Confederate soldiers. 9 1/8" H x 6 3/8" W x 1 7/8" D. Provenance: The collection of internationally known ragtime pianist and historian Johnny Maddox, Gallatin, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition with fading, shelf wear, bumped corners, scuffs, etc., to covers. Foxing spots, areas of toning, stains, to first and last end papers. Ink inscription from previous owner to front end paper. Majority of pages in overall very good condition. 2nd item: Overall good condition with fading, shelf wear, bumped corners, stains, etc., to covers. Floral end papers with toning, stains, 5/8" x 1/4" tear, separations from spine. Pages in overall good condition with toning, foxing spots.