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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 cae 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. ; 8vo 8" - 9" 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

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The Negro in American Fiction

By: Brown, Sterling A.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Washington DC, The Associates in Negro Folk Education: 1937

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15411

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Light orange cloth over boards with red and black decoration. No titling on spine. No dustjacket, as issued (?). This copy has light general wear and aging along with a small, light smudge on the front, about two-thirds of the way down near the spine and an area of darker smudges on the rear near the top of the spine. Square and securely bound. This book is rather uncommon in hardback. This was one of a series of books issued by The Associates in Negro Folk Education in ... View more info

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Broadside -- Rockin' The Blues Also Added -- Frances Rafferty in "Curly

By: Center Theatre, Weldon, North Carolina

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Weldon, Benton Card Company: ca. 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15487

Condition: Near Fine


Printed on a newsprint-type paper, that has some age toning along edges and one small tear along the bottom edge, this proadside is in remarkably nice condition. About near fine. It advertises the movie "Rockin' the Blues" The Wanderers, Hal Jackson, Pearl Wood, Linda Hopkins, The Hurricanes and a number of others. The text adds, "It's crazy, man, crazy! Also showing was "Curly" starring Frances Rafferty. "Rockin the Blues came out in 1956, so I a... View more info

Nobody: The Story of Bert Williams

By: Charters, Ann

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Albert & Charles Boni: 1970

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 16139

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket


Book has very light wear and light aging. Jacket has some edge wear including one very short, closed tear near the top front corner along with some soiling/aging. Book is square and securely bound. This is Ann Charters' biography of Bert Williams, probably the first African-American superstar. Williams was a singer and actor of great renown in the early 20th century. W. C. Fields said of Williams that he was the funniest man he ever knew and the saddest. ; B&W Illustrat... View more info

The Advertising Trade Card Quarterly, Winter 1995

By: Cheadle, Dave and Russ Macieri (eds.)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Marlton, The Trade Card Collectors Association: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16285

Condition: Near Fine


Stapled white wraps with black titles and image from Victorian era trade card. About fine with only very light wear. This issue has an informative article on racial stereotyping in Victorian trade cards. There are also articles on Soapine Soap Cards, Insurance Trade Cards, French's Automatic Toy card, Trade Card Lithographers along with other reviews and announcements. ; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 30 pages View more info

Antique & Collectors Reproduction News

By: Chervenka, Mark

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Des Moines, Antique & Collectors Reproduction News: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16287

Condition: Very Good+


Stapled, white self-wraps with three punch holes so the issue can be placed in a binder. Some light wear and one dogeared corner. The main topics in this issue on fakes of African-American collectibles is on advertising pieces from the Coon Chicken Inn and other African-American kitchen-related item. Good information. ; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 12 pages View more info

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The Marrow of Tradition

By: Chesnutt, Charles W.

Price: $400.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin and Company: 1901

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16168


Cloth has some stains and soiling, including old, circular water marks on front and back covers along with light edge and corner wear; spine slightly sunned. Both exterior and interior show expected aging. The rear hinge has been reglued at some point. Crayon marks on p. 231. Overall, this copy in VG- condition. This is considered to be Chesnutt's finest novel. It deals with the Wilmington, North Carolina race riot 0f 1898.; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 329 pages; Chesnut... View more info

The Black Scholar, July-August 1974

By: Chrisman, Robert (ed.)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Black World Foundation: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15605

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, black and white wraps with black and white titles and illustration. Some light edge and corner wear with with a faint vertical crease line where the magazine was folded long ago --mostly flattened now. Address label on back. This influential magazine, founded by Robert Chrisman, Nathan Hare and Allan Ross, is still published. This issue is devoted to the subject of The Sixth Pan-African Congress and features articles by Julius Nyerere, Charles C. Diggs, Jr., Sek... View more info