First Edition (1895) A very rare antique book, "Afro-American Encyclopedia: The Thoughts Doings And Sayings of The Race", compiled and published by James T. Haley, Haley & Florida. It's illustrated with beautiful half-tone engravings and offers a huge assortment of enlightening literature and statistics of the times. The publication was offered door to door and sold by subscription only. I can only imagine how few were sold and kept all these years. It is no doubt a very scarce book! The hard cover is made of a pebbled maroon cloth with titles and gilt, along with designs in black on spine and upper part of the cover. Near perfect pages. It's approx. 10-1/4" x 7-1/2", 640 pages.