Item #1056 THE CONQUEST, the Story of a Negro Pioneer. Oscar Micheaux, The Pioneer.

THE CONQUEST, the Story of a Negro Pioneer

Lincoln, Nebraska (1913): The Woodruff Press, 1913. First Edition. Hard Cover. Octavo. Very Good. Item #1056

first issue with "May 1, 1913" on copyright page. "By a Negro Pioneer" printed on front panel. Author's first book, portrait frontispiece, 311pp. bound in blue cloth lettered in white containing 15 other black and white photographic illustrations (plate at page 241 placed at pg. 224 and plate for pg. 251 placed at pg. 240). This is the autobiographical story of Micheaux's experience and struggles as a black pioneer of the American West and the son of former slaves. His family had settled in Kansas. Micheaux went on to become an important figure in the history of Hollywood filmmaking as a writer, producer and director. Previous owner's neat gift inscription. Very minor wear at spine ends; fragile white lettering on spine and front panel, showing a little wear. Internally, very clean and bright; overall, a very good copy. locating no copies at OCLC except reprints, and no first editions are in the auction record.

Price: $500.00