Definition of term:: Blockson 101


  • Referring to a book referenced in A Commented Bibliography of One Hundred and One Influential Books By and About People of African Descent (1556-1982) A Collector's Choice by Charles L. Blockson, which like it sounds, is a listing of important and mostly uncommon books. Dr. Blockson was one of the first serious collectors and bibliographers of African-Americana and his monumental collection, which he continues to oversee, is now at Temple University in Philadelphia.
French: Blockson 101
Source: What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources
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