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"Damn Rare" The Memoirs of an African-American Bibliophile

By: Blockson, Charles

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Tracy, Quantum Leap Publisher, Inc., 1998

Edition: First Edition; First Printing


Book appears As New. Dustjacket shows only light shelfwear. Biography and reminiscence of famed African-American book collector. Blockson has donated his collection of over 20,000 African-American related items to Temple University. ; B & W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 334 pages; Biography and reminiscence of famed African-American book collector. Blockson has donated his collection of over 20,000 African-American related items to Temple University. View more info

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"Just Let Me Play" The Story of Charlie Sifford, The First Black PGA Golfer

By: Sifford, Charlie with James Gullo

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Latham, British American Publishing, 1992

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author


Signed with generic, "Best of Luck," by Sifford on the ffep. Both book and jacket are about fine with only a hint of wear and aging. Charlie Sifford was the first, African-American touring pro. This is his story. There is a foreword by Arthur Ashe. Very attractive copy.; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 237 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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"Damn Rare" The Memoirs of an African-American Bibliophile

By: Blockson, Charles

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Tracy, Quantum Leap Publisher, Inc., 1998

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author


Book appears As New. Dustjacket shows only light shelfwear. Biography and reminiscence of famed African-American book collector. Blockson has donated his collection of over 20,000 African-American related items to Temple University. Signed, inscribed, and dated (2001) on the ffep. ; B & W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 334 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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"Votin' is White Folk's Business"

By: Kennedy, Stetson

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, "Committee of 100", 1947

Edition: First Edition Thus


Stapled, paper wraps with very light wear. There is an old vertical crease through the middle, but it has mostly flattened through time. Two partially printed hand stamps for the Balch Institute in Philadelphia are at the bottom of the front wrap. See scan. Stetson Kennedy was a native Georgian who infiltrated the KKK and, though humor, helped to weaken the organization and to make others stand up against. This small pamphlet is an excerpt from his 1946 book, Southern Ex... View more info

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...and Justice for All

By: Ford Foundation

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Ford Foundation, 1966


Stapled white wraps with sepia-toned illustration and black title. Very light wear and aging; still square and securely bound. ; Sepia Toned Drawings; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 47 pages; One of a series of booklets produced by the Ford Foundation for use in classrooms. This one dealt with civil rights and justice issues in the late 1960's. It is not dated but appears to be either 1966 or 1967. View more info

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100 Years of the Negro in Show Business!

By: Fletcher, Tom

Price: $165.00

Publisher: New York, Burdge & Company, Ltd., 1954

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing


Tan covers with lightly faded deeper brown titles on spine. Some edge and corner wear but still square with a secure binding. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 337 pages; According to a note in the book, Fletcher died at 80 on the day this book had its initial print run. He was a long time showman and had a thorough and personal knowledge of African-Americans in show business. This is an important work on African-Americans in all branches of show business alon... View more info

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: My Negro Friends at Hampton

By: Rutledge, Archibald

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1947

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing


Book has light edge wear and aging with some rubbing at corners. Still square and securely bound. Jacket is tattered along the edges with a number of chips. Loss at top of spine. Jacket is heavily rubbed along folds. Respected South Carolina author's affectionate but patronizing account of African-Americans who worked on his estate, Hampton. Underlying Rutledge's stories is a picture of the complex, and at times contradictory, relationship that existed between some black... View more info

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A "Scottsboro" Case in Mississippi : The Supreme Court and Brown V. Mississippi

By: Cortner, Richard C.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Jackson, University Press of Mississippi, 1986

Edition: First Edition; First Printing


Book has only very light wear and a former owner's name on the ffep. Jacket has some wear at corners and one very small closed tear. The book is a scholarly study of a case in Mississippi in 1936 in which three black men were accused of killing a white plantation owner. They confessed after torture and were sentenced to death. Eventually appeals to the US Supreme Court succeeded in freeing them. Little known but very important case. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 174 pages View more info

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A Black Value System

By: Baraka, Amiri

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Newark, Jihad Productions, 1970

Edition: First Edition Thus


Stapled B&W wraps with white titles. Pink title page and endpapers. Very light aging, else I would have graded this copy fine. This essay first appeared in "The Black Scholar" in 1969. The essay reflects Baraka's interest in establishing The Black Arts Movement and Kawaida. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 16 pages View more info

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A Check List of American Eighteenth Century Newspapers

By: Ingram, John Van Ness

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Washington DC, Government Printing Office, 1912


Maroon cloth with gilt titles on spine. Overall light wear and aging. Square and securely bound. Solid copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Excellent reference work on American newspapers in the 18th century. View more info

A Different Kind of Christmas

By: Haley, Alex

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday, 1988

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing


Book is in as new, unread conditon. Jacket has a hint of shelf wear. Beautiful copy. Novella written after Roots about a white Southerner and a black slave wotking toward a mutual goal. ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 101 pages View more info

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A Man Called White

By: White, Walter

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press, 1948

Edition: First Edition; First Printing


Book has only some shelf wear and aging. Jacket has edge and corner wear and a badly sunned spine. Book is square and securely bound. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 382 pages; White worked for the NAACP and often passed as a white man in investigations in the South. He is certainly a man worth remembering. A small archive of clippings on White is included. An envelope that held some of this archive is glued to the back free end paper and there is some discoloration. The bo... View more info

A Man Called White

By: White, Walter

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press, 1948

Edition: First Edition; First Printing


Book has only some shelf wear and toning along edges. Jacket has edge and corner wear and a somewhat faded spine. Book is square and securely bound. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 382 pages; White worked for the NAACP and often passed as a white man in investigations in the South. He is certainly a man worth remembering. Blockson 3322. View more info

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A Nickel and a Prayer

By: Hunter, Jane Edna

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Nashville, Parthenon Press, 1940

Edition: Second Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author


Light blue covers with gilt titles. Book is square and binding is secure. Almost no exterior wear, some light interior age toning. Jacket has light wear, a sunned spine and light toning otherwise. Overall this is a quite attractive copy of a book rarely found in a dustjacket. A poem titled "Others" is laid in. At the bottom in type it reads, "My Creed, Edna Jane Hunter." Signed and inscribed on the ffep to Professor Stanley H. Chapman who taught at Buckne... View more info

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A Panther Is a Black Cat

By: Major, Reginald

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Company, 1971

Edition: First Edition; First Printing


Book has only very light shelf wear and would be near fine except for a small dampstain at bottom spine end that is on the jacket as well, though it does not show up outside of jacket. Jacket aslo has some light edge and corner wear. This is an early work on the Black Panthers by an African-American journalist who spent time with the Panthers. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 308 pages View more info