Author:Charters, Samuel B

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Garden (The Courtyard)

By: Carpelan, Bo (Samuel B. Charters trans.)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Goteborg, Swedish Books: 1982

Edition: First Edition Thus; First Printing

Seller ID: 12163

Condition: Very Good


Pictorial wraps with white titles. Some edge and corner wear along with light, general aging. Square and securely bound. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 89 pages; Signed by Charters on the title page with inscription to Robert Hawley, the founder of Oyez Books, who was Charters' friend and sometimes publisher. Nice association. Charters is most famous for his writing on music, especially blues and early jazz, but he is also a prolific poet, novelist, essayist and translator of Swedish. ; Signed by Translator View more info

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Mr. Jabi and Mr. Smythe

By: Charters, Samuel B.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Marion Boyars: 1983

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 12165

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Black covers with silver titles on spine. Book has only very minor shelf wear. Jacket is similar. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 175 pages; Novel concerning a white civil servant and an African man in a fictional African country. Signed and inscribed by Charters to Robert Hawley, founder of Oyez Books who was also a friend and sometimes publisher of Charters. Also signed by Charters without inscription on title page. ; Signed by Author View more info

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Louisiana Black

By: Charters, Samuel B.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Marion Boyars: 1986

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 12166

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Black covers with silver titles on spine. Book has only light shelf wear. Jacket has a sunned spine and light edge and corner wear. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 253 pages; Novel concerning a black man in Louisiana who discovers that his father was lynched. Signed and inscribed interestingly by Charters to Robert Hawley, founder of Oyez Books who was also a friend and sometimes publisher of Charters. Also signed by Charters without inscription on title page. ; Signed by Author View more info

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A Country Year : A Chronicle

By: Charters, Samuel B.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Berkeley, Oyez Books: 1992

Edition: Proof; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 12161

Condition: Near Fine


Paper pasted to cardboard, but not very securely. Light edge wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 140 pages; This copy is signed on the half title page by Charters to Robert Hawley who ran the Oyez Press for many years and published some of Charters' work. This book seems to have been a long term project for Charters and Hawley. The proof copies were printed for Robert Hawley and friends. The inscription says this is the first copy. Charters is most famous for his writing on music, especially blues and early jazz, but he is also a prolific poet, novelist, essayist and translator of Swedish. This ... View more info

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A Country Year : A Chronicle

By: Charters, Samuel B.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Berkeley, Oyez Books: 1992

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 12160

Condition: Near Fine


Pictorial wraps with black background and white titles. Square and securely bound with uncracked and uncreased spine. Some minor shelf wear at corners but book appears to be unread . ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 140 pages; This copy is signed on the title page by Charters. It is further signed with a long, heartfelt inscription to Robert Hawley who ran the Oyez Press for many years and published some of Charters' work. This book seems to have been a long term project for Charters and Hawley. Nice signatures and associations. We also have a signed proof copy of this book. Charters is most famou... View more info

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The Country Blues

By: Charters, Samuel B.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Rinehart & Company: 1959

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16483

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Book has only light general wear and aging -- a touch of dustiness on the edges. VG to VG+. The jacket has some wear on the edges and extremities but is still quite attractive. VG to VG-. This early book on the blues by Samuel Charters is still one of the best. He captures the mystery and romance that propelled the rediscovery of the great country bluesmen in the 1960's. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 288 pages; The seminal work on the blues. Sold ABE 2.6.13 View more info