Very Good / Very Good. Item #5918
New York: Dial Press, 1945. First Edition. Octavo. 218 pages. Illustrated dust jacket with original "$2.50" price present. Grey boards with spine stamped in black and gilt.
Powell represented Harlem as Congressman from 1945 - 1970. This book recounts instances of economic discrimination against African Americans, and begins, "America is in the midst of Civil War II."
Dust jacket printed signature is "Brandford," which would appear to be the work of Edward Brandford, a Jamaican-American artist who would rise through Depression-era New York design scene to establish himself not only as a sought after artistic talent, but eventually began his own African-American modeling firm. 'Brandford Models' would cause a stir in the late 40s and early 50s, and their fame led Brandford to take them on a goodwill fashion tour through the Caribbean.
Dust jacket is chipped along edges, with moderate rubbing and creasing throughout. Boards have a slight lean; light staining to edges; binding is sound. Pages toned but unmarked. Ownership stamp of Roland B. Scott to front and rear pastedowns and front free endpaper. Scott was an American pediatrician known for his influential work on sickle cell disease, eventually opening the Howard University Center for Sickle Cell Disease, acting as Director through 1990.