Two (2) Ku Klux Klan related books. 1st item: Author Signed, Authentic History of the Ku Klux Klan 1865-1877, First Edition, by Susan Lawrence Davis, 1924. Published by Susan Lawrence Davis, New York. Octavo, 316 pages with illustrations, hardbound in tooled gray cloth covers with gilt lettering and pictorial design to covers and spine. Inscription by the author reading "For Mrs. John Armistead Selden From the authoress, Susan Lawrence Davis N. D. C. Convention, 1925 Hot Springs Ark-" on front end paper. 8 3/8" H x 6" W x 1 1/2" D. 2nd item: Invisible Empire The Story of the Ku Klux Klan, First Edition, by Stanley F. Horn, 1939. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, The Riverside Press, Boston. Octavo, 434 pages including index, illustrations, hardbound in tan cloth covers with red, blue, and tan lettering to covers and spine, original dust jacket. Includes two photocopies of Klan related newspaper articles. 8 3/4" H x 6" W x 1 3/4" D. Provenance: Living estate and collection of internationally known ragtime pianist and historian Johnny Maddox, Gallatin, TN. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com.)
1st item: Overall good condition with fading to covers and normal shelf wear. Does not include dust jacket. Majority of pages in overall good condition with toning, areas of dampstaining, first and last few pages. 2nd item: Overall good condition with minute foxing spots, blue ink marks, to covers. Dust jacket in worn condition with with minute foxing spots, scuffs to interior. Front flap to dust jacket with 1 1/4" x 1 1/2 clips to corners. Majority of pages in overall good condition with toning, areas of dampstaining, first and last few pages. Ink inscriptions by previous owner, inside of front cover and front end paper.