Berne, IN: The Berne Witness Company, 1944. First Edition. 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. Octavo (20.5cm); royal blue cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; dustjacket; ,5-194,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.