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