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Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, Fundraising Pamphlet

By: (Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Tuskegee, Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute: 1898

Seller ID: 16348

Condition: Very Good+


Single-fold, slick paper, 4 pp. pamphlet from Tuskegee Institute. Some very light wear and aging. About near fine. One interior page tells briefly of accomplishments at Tuskegee while the other shows a B&W drawing of the George and Mary Stearns Agricultural Hall. The back panel lists the Trustees and provides a space for the recipient to make a donation. This is a small19th century pamphlet from the Institute. It comes with a Booker T. Washington half dollar. ; B&W Draw... View more info

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African-American Barbershop Photograph, Oakland California

By: (Unknown Photographer)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: (Oakland), UNknown: ca. 1920

Seller ID: 16278

Condition: Very Good


This cabinet photo measures 11 X 8 1/2 approx. with an image size of 7 3/4 X 5 1/2.The mounting cardboard has some edge and corner wearwith the top left corner slightly torn away along with stains (left side), soiling and age-toning. The image itself is close to near fine. The photo shows the interior of an African-American barbershop around 1920, maybe earlier. This came in a lot from Oakland, California and is probably from that area. There are several advertising sign... View more info

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Carver Movie Brochure - Pinky with Ethel Waters, 1949

By: (Unknown)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alexandria, Carver Movie Theater: 1949

Seller ID: 15656

Condition: Very Good


This is a single-fold, brochure of coming attractions for the Carver Theater in Alexandria, Virginia. The brochure has very light, general wear with even age-toning. On the front and back pages someon has written in pencil. Please see scan. Overall this brochure is in VG to VG+ condition. The brochure came from the collection of an African-American man and seems to have been a part of his collection becaue of the ad for the 1949 movie, Pinky "She Passed For White"... View more info

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Thirteenth Annual State Council Meeting of Negro Home Demonstration Clubs of North Carolina, Program

By: (Unknown)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Raleigh, Negro Home Demonstration Clubs: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16331

Condition: Very Good-


Stapled, beige, self wraps with black titles and seal of organization. Some soiling on front and rear, especially in front third near spine. Also, numbers are written in on the back in pencil by the names of NC counties that have Negro Home Demonstration Clubs. I suspect the numbers are for members. Except for soiling, the program would be about near fine. The Program lists the activities for various sessions, various officers and presenters, and lyrics to songs, includi... View more info

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The State Council Meeting of Negro Home Demonstration Clubs of North Carolina, Yearbook, 1957

By: (Unknown)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Raleigh, Negro Home Demonstration Clubs: 1957

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16332


Stapled, blue wraps with black titles and seal of organization. Some soiling on wraps, along with a tear on front at top of spine and a scuff in the bottom right corner. Some light damage at bottom of rear wrap. Name of former owner written in lightly in pencil on line at bottom of front wrap. Please see scan. Interior has light age toning. Overall, this book is G+ to VG-. It contains much information of the accomplishments and activities of Negro Home Demonstration Clu... View more info

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Principal's Report to the Trustees, 1916 : Also, Two Photograph of Event on Tuskegee Campus

By: (Willcox, William G., Treasurer of Investment Committee)

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Tuskegee, Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute: 1916

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16223


Originally stapled pamphlet with image of Booker T. Washington and black titles. Staples are missing and spine was long ago taped. Interior pages are loose but still hold together because of tape. See scan. Overall this is VG except for the tape repair. The pamphlet, an annual financial report, has some light edge and corner wear along with a dogear and short tear at top right corner of front cover. Both interior and exterior age toning. This report is from the year afte... View more info

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New York Governor, William L. Marcy, Signed Document to Governor of Mississippi, 1836, re. Slavery and Abolition

By: (William L. Marcy)

Price: $400.00

Publisher: Albany, State of New York: 1836

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16342

Condition: Near Fine


1pp document on “State of New-York, Executive Department” letterhead signed by 11th New York Governor William L. Marcy as “W.L. Marcy” near bottom right. Carefully tipped into oblong cream-colored paper sheet measuring 7.25” x 10.75”. In near fine condition with isolated spot toning recto and minor ink ghost impression verso along with torn away top left corner of sheet that document is tipped to. The official document is 6.625" x 6.875". New York Governor Wi... View more info

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Leaven for Doughfaces; or Threescore and Ten Parables Touching Slavery

By: A Former Resident of the South (Darius Lyman)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Cincinnati, Bangs and Company: 1856

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16403


Blindstamped, brown cloth with gilt illustration on front and faded gilt titles on spine. The book has edge, corner and surface wear with corner rubbed to boards and evidence (fading) of an old dampstain on the bottom corners, front and rear. Please see scan. There is no evidence of this dampstain in the interior. Overall the book is square and securely bound, a solid, presentable copy about VG. This work was an attack on slavery, especially those in the North who allowe... View more info

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The Survival of Domination: Inferiorization and Everyday Life

By: Adam, Barry D.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Elsevier: 1978

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15682

ISBN: 044499047X

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Book and jacket have only very light shelf or surface wear. This book is a study of the ways everyday life causes inferiorization or subordination for Jews, African-Americans and Homosexuals. Written in 1978, the book seems to deal with problems that remain in contemporary society. Very attractive copy. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 179 pages View more info

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The American Negro

By: Allen, J. S.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, International Pamphlets: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16051


Stapled, deep blue wraps with white titles (rear wraps is white.) Much wear with loss on corners on front along with shot, closed tears and some small scuffs. Two staple holes near mid-spine where pamphlet was possibly staled when front wrap detached. Except for problems with front wrap, this copy would be VG+; as is, it is G+ to VG-. International Pamphlets seems to have been a Marxist-oriented publisher. This pamphlet was No. 18 of a series that the company published ... View more info

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American Travelers' Guide to Negro History

By: American Oil Company

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chicago, American Oil Company: (1965)

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 16099

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, pictorial blue wraps with white titles. Some soiling/toning on edges; otherwise, a square and secure copy with very nice interior. An automobile traveler's guide to African-American related sites in most states. Introduction states that this is the third edition. The booklet is not dated so I am guessing that it comes from the mid-1960's with 1965 being the most likely. Of some interest is the fact that important Civil Rights sites in the South are not included... View more info

This Was Harlem, A Cultural Portrait 1900-1950

By: Anderson, Jervis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar Straus Giroux: 1982

Edition: 1st Softcover Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15597

Condition: Very Good+


This copy has some light edge, corner and surface wear with light diagonal creasing at front corners and two light reading creases on spine. Book is still square and securely bound, a nuice copy of the first softcover edition. This is solid, interesting history of Harlem in its heyday. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 390 pages View more info

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A Documentary History of the Negro People in the United States

By: Aptheker, Herbert (Ed.)

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, The Citadel Press: 1951

Edition: 1st Edition Stated; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16173

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Brick red cloth with gilt titles on spine. This copy has light, general wear and aging. Signed by Aptheker on the ffep. Thiswas Aptheker's original volume of this work which is a stand alone book that goes from the founding of the country through the 20th century. He would later expand this work into a 7-volume set. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 942 pages; Signed by Aptheker on ffep of volume one. Introduction by W. E. B. DuBois. Aptheker was an important Communist scholar and ac... View more info

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The Case of the Deadly Triangle : A Leonard Robinson Mystery

By: Ayers, Ronald

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Holloway House: 1975

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15921

ISBN: 0870674668

Condition: Very Good


Pictorial cover with general light wear and a faint reading crease on spine. Bottom right corner also has a small crease. Pages toned as is often the case with Holloway House. Book feels unread. This copy is signed with inscription on the title page. Holloway House books are rarely signed. This was the first novel by Ayers who had been a police officer in Detroit. He does not appear to have written any others. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 224 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Go Tell It on the Mountain

By: Baldwin, James

Price: $2,500.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1953

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15343

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


This is a first edition, first printing, signed copy of Go Tell It on the Mountain, James Baldwin's first novel. The book has some light edge and corner wear with some light fading on the spine. Former owner's name and address in pencil on ffep along with a short note about a page in text. The book is square and securely bound. Baldwin's signature is on a tipped in page before the half-title. The dust wrapper has some edge and corner wear including small chips and tears ... View more info

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Go Tell It on the Mountain

By: Baldwin, James

Price: $500.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1953

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 15944


This is a nice first edition copy of James Baldwin's first book, Go Tell It on the Mountain in a facsimile dust jacket.The book has almost no edge, corner or surface wear but does have a small stain on the bottom edge and a 4" long triangle cut from the top right corner of the ffep. Former owner's name on small sticker on font pastedown. Book is VG+ to NF with noted problems. Jacket is a very attractive facsimile that is so labelled. This is a solid copy of Go Tell It on... View more info

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Kawaida Studies: The New Nationalism

By: Baraka, Imamu Amiri (LeRoi Jones)

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Third World Press: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; 1st Printing, Stated

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16040

Condition: Very Good+


Signed boldly by Baraka on hald title page and dated "87." Stapled, yellow wraps with black titles. This copy would be near fine except for light wear at corners and some minor soiling/aging on wraps. This is a collection of six essays by Baraka explaining the philosophy and religion of Kawaida. Essay topics include: technology, women, pan-Africanism, nationalism and values.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 55 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Lyrics of the Under World

By: Beadle, S. A.

Price: $650.00

Publisher: Jackson, W. A. Scott, Publisher: 1912

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16120

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Deep green cloth with black titles. It appears to me that the endpapers have been professionally replaced. The book has edge, corner and surface wear with minor wear at spine ends. Some light aging though interior pages on slick stock are still bright. The spine has a very slight roll. The 16 B&W photographs by Richard H. Beadle, the author's son, are all present and are quite well-done. Book is securely bound, a solid vg- to vg. This book is rather uncommon, WorldCat l... View more info

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The Sellout

By: Beatty, Paul

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Picador: 2016

Edition: Seventh Printing

Seller ID: 15630

ISBN: 1250083257

Condition: Near Fine


Book has only very light shelf wear. It is square and securely bound with an uncreased and uncracked spine. The Selout is a hilarious novel about a black man in LA, who owns a slave and intends to re-segregate the local schools. This is satire that is seriously funny and also quite serious. The New York Times pucked this novel as one of the Ten Best Books of the Year in 2016. It was also a National Books Critics Circle Award Winner. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 289 pages View more info

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Ten Commandments on Race Relations

By: Bellamy, Guy

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Atlanta, Home Mission Board Southern Baptist Convention: ca. 1955

Seller ID: 16123

Condition: Very Good


Singlefold pamphlet with four pages on slick stock with B&W photograph. Some light wear and light aging, still an attractive copy. This tall, thin pamphlet lists ten ways that Southern Baptists responded to race relations in the 1950's. Among the commandments are statements encouraging civil behavior, thinking of "the Negro as a person," protesting against injustice, and other similar ideas. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 4 pages View more info

Tamango, Movie Poster

By: Berry, John (dir.)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Brussells, Maurice Panneels: 1958

Seller ID: 16015


15 x 22" poster for the film Tamango. 1958. Linen backed, full sheet 17 x 23 3/4". Dutch painted letters at top indicate when movie is playing. Some tears and chips, visible in photos. Overall the poster is still VG-.The movie starred Dorothy Dandridge and Curd (later Curt) Jurgens. Because of racial events in this French film, it was never shown in the United States or the French colonies. (There is interracial romance, and a violent slave revolt. This was one o... View more info

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A Commented Bibliography of One Hundred and One Influential Books by and about People of African Descent (1556-1982)

By: Blockson, Charles L.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Amsterdam, A. Gerits and Sons: 1989

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16268

ISBN: 9070775034

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Book and jacket have only very light, general wear. The great African-American collector Charles Blockson here lists and comments on 101 books from his collection. The first edition is somewhat scarce. ; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 74 pages View more info

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Insurgent, Volume 1, Number 1, March-April 1965

By: Bloice, Carl (ed.)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: San Francisco, W. E. B. DuBois Clubs of America: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16101

Condition: Very Good+


Stapled, pictorial B&W wraps. Very light general wear and aging; a very attractive copy of the first issue of this magazine published by The W. E. B DuBois Clubs of America. (President Nixon objected to the DuBois Club, calling it a Communist organization that people confused with The Boys Club.) This isue has articles on:The Beatles: Those Lucky Lads from Liverpool; The Blood of Our Brothers, Report from Mozambique; FSM, A New Era; When Negroes Served for the South. ; S... View more info

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Insurgent, Volume 1, Number 3, July-August 1965

By: Bloice, Carl (ed.)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Francisco, W. E. B. DuBois Clubs of America: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16104

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, B&W pictorial wraps with black titles. Some light soiling on front along with small bit of partially erased writing. Overall light aging. G to VG+. This magazine was published by The W. E. B DuBois Clubs of America. (President Nixon objected to the DuBois Club, calling it a Communist organization that people confused with The Boys Club.) Articles on: Vietnam, Staughton Lynd, Pop Art, Negro Cowboys and several others. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 31 pages View more info

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Typed Letter, Signed by Julian Bond, to Hy Gardner, Concerning Presidential Campaign, 1975

By: Bond, Julian

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Atlanta, Julian Bond: 1975

Seller ID: 15878

Condition: Near Fine


Typed letter, signed by Civil Rights Leader, Julian Bond. Bond was a co-founder of the Student Non-Violent Co-Ordinating Committee, President of the NAACP and President of the Southern Poverty Law Center. He also served twenty years in the Georgia Legislature. This letter, addressed to radio and TV personality, Hy Gardner, discusses Bond's possible run for President in 1975-76. Intriguing content. The letter shows almost no wear or aging. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 1 pa... View more info