Cincinnati: Dabney Publishing Company, . 440pp. Large octavo. Gilt dark blue cloth. Photographs, portraits and illustrations. A few finger smudges to endsheets, small spot on lower board, one corner bumped, very good. Item #WRCLIT63574
First edition. Inscribed, as often, by the compiler on the front pastedown, in this case in 1936. Dabney attended Oberlin, established a music school in Boston, worked with Frederick Douglass and co-founded the Frederick Douglass Political League, and was the first President of the Cincinnati branch of the NAACP. His compilation is far more than the usual mugbook affair, and in totality records the situation of African Americans in Ohio from the earliest days to the time of publication.