Note: This post has been corrected.
A rather bedraggled copy of “Bert Williams: Son of Laughter,” a tribute to the vaudeville entertainer, has been listed on EBay at $300. Although that might seem high, this is a fairly rare edition (it was apparently reissued several times) and the copies listed on bookfinder.com are even more expensive.
As with anything on EBay, an item and vendor should be evaluated thoroughly before submitting a bid.
Corrected on Feb. 28, 2012, at 9:16 a.m. As Eve Golden points out, it is wrong to describe Bert Williams as African American. Thanks, Eve!