Hardcover book - very good condition with moderate cover soiling and several interior pages with slight tears/chips. There is no dustjacket. An autobiographical account of the life of the author, an African-American, born to slaves in Alabama in 1869, and eventual founder of a school in Centerville, Alabama, for his own people. The text is supplemented with a number of black-and-white historical photographs. 8" by 51/2", 177 pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Inching Along or the Life and Work of an ...
Publisher: National Publication Company
Publication Date: 1944
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Nashville, TN: National Publication Company, 1944., 1944. First edition (not stated) INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. xviii, 177 pages. Hardcover: H 20.25cm x L 13.25cm. Lacks dust jacket. Blue cloth, slight color fading along spine with small stain near center, gilt stamped lettering to spine and front board remains bright. Edges toned with leaves affected at margins contributing to some brittleness at page edges. Binding retains some crispness. Else a very good copy. Author's eight-line ink inscription upon the front free endpaper: "To Hon. J.T. Ellison | Centerville, Ala | From | Henry D. Davidson | Author | B.C.T. School | Centreville | Ala." Civic activist and educator Henry D. Davidson (1869-1955) graduated in 1893 from Payne University in Selma, Alabama and eventually earned a bachelor of science degree from Tuskegee Institute in 1934 with further studies accomplished at Hampton Institute, Columbia University, and Fisk University. Davidson established the Centerville Industrial Institute for the education of African Americans in 1900 and it was renamed as the Bibb County Training School in 1918. Centreville attorney John Tullis Ellison (1865-1947) was chairman of the Bibb County Board of Education in the early 1900s and Henry Davidson's life and career are reviewed in "Bibb County, Alabama; The First Hundred Years, 1818-1918" by Huntingdon College English professor Dr. Rhoda Coleman Ellison (1904-2005), daughter of the book's inscribee and from whose estate the book was acquired. Seller Inventory # D17-6509
Book Description Nashville, TN. National Publication Co., 1944. 12mo. 177p. Illustrated, plates. Original gilt-stamped blue cloth; poor quality paper browned, but a very good copy. First edition. The author, born to ex-slaves in 1869, graduated from Payne University in Selma, Alabama, and became "principal, founder and builder" of Bibb County Training School in Centreville, Alabama. Not in Blockson Catalogue. Seller Inventory # 33969