Banneker: The Afro-American Astronomer. W. Will Allen, Daniel Murray.
Banneker: The Afro-American Astronomer
Banneker: The Afro-American Astronomer
Banneker: The Afro-American Astronomer
Banneker: The Afro-American Astronomer

Banneker: The Afro-American Astronomer

Washington, D.C. Will W. Allen, 1921.

80 pp. First edition. Bound in publisher's original brown paper covered boards with titles in black, Fair, missing bottom corners of covers, affecting some pages as well. Pages toned, with tidemarks to early pages. The first blank and portrait are cracked at the gutter and nearly separated from the binding. Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806) was an African American almanac writer, who's knowledge of astronomy helped him author a commercially successful series of almanacs. Banneker corresponded with Thomas Jefferson on racial equality and slavery, and abolitionists promoted and praised Banneker's work. Item #140939276

Price: $450.00

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