Nashville, Tennessee: Southern Publishing Association, [mid-late 1940s]. Item #1864
8¼” x 5¾”. Full burgundy cloth, gilt, marbled leaf edges. Titles and paginations available at end of description. Very good: moderate cover wear; shaken and holding, front hinge cracked after 2nd leaf, also holding, rear hinge cracked and holding at final pamphlet. A collection of six Seventh Day Adventist books and pamphlets, with the first four directly addressed to African Americans. The first is a tract on raising children. The second is a cookbook of sorts, promoting healthy eating through a vegetarian bible diet. Its author, Marvene Jones, was a dietitian at Nashville’s Riverside Sanitarium and Hospital, the first Seventh Day Adventist medical institution to serve African Americans. The third book predicts a brighter future for African Americans, while the fourth is a guide for those struggling with mental health issues (here called “the tempted and the tried”). Together, they contain over 40 black and white photographic images of post-war African Americans cooking, playing, serving in the armed forces and more. OCLC locates six copies. Authors and titles are (all dates are copyright dates) : Flora H. Williams. You and Your Child, 1946. Pp. 214; Marvene Constance Jones. Eating for Health, 1947. Pp. 94; Louis B. Reynolds, The Dawn of a Brighter Day. Pp. 94; Julius L. Tucker. God in the Shadows, 1943. Pp. 93; No Author. What Your Bible Says, N. D. Pp. 96; J. L. Shuler. How to Mark Your Bible, N. D. Pp. 30. This item is offered by Langdon Manor Books, LLC, antiquarian booksellers. Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information and/or photos and we will respond promptly. We package our items carefully, ship daily, and have a no hassle returns policy--your satisfaction is guaranteed. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) , the International League of Antiquarian Booksllers (ILAB) and the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) and adhere to their rules of ethics.