[Item #50656] "A Giant in the Earth": A Biography of Dr. J.B. Boddie. AFRICAN AMERICANA, Charles Emerson BODDIE, Adam Clayton POWELL SR., text, foreword.

"A Giant in the Earth": A Biography of Dr. J.B. Boddie

Berne, IN: The Berne Witness Company, 1944. First Edition. Octavo (20.5cm); royal blue cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; dustjacket; [4],5-194,[2]pp; illus. Previous owners name (in pencil) to front pastedown, upper right corner of front board gently tapped (though still sharp), else a clean, Near Fine copy. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.00), shelfworn, gently spine-sunned and lightly dust-soiled overall, with a few tiny nicks, tears, and attendant creases; Very Good or better.

Biography of the Rev.John Bennett Boddie (1880-1944), by his son, Charles Emerson Boddie (1911-1997), who had the distinction of being the first African American to become staff secretary of a national agency of the American Baptist Convention. With a moving foreword by Adam Clayton Powell, Sr. Uncommon in dustjacket.

Price: $125.00

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