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

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 Clubes in North Carolina in 1957. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 48 pages View more info

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Letter from the Secretary of the Navy, ..., in Relation to the Present Condition and Probable Annual Expense of the United States' Agency for Recaptured Africans on the Coast of Africa, Etc. Etc.

By: (Various)

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Washington DC, Gales & Seaton: 1828

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16417

Condition: Very Good


This is a disbound government document in original wrappers, from the 20th Congress, 1st Session [Doc. No. 193]. The front wrap is somewhat soiled with a small closed tear, overall about very good. This document deals with US Government policy, after the slave trade had been made illegal, toward captured Africans who were seized by the US Navy from illegal slave ships. All in all close to 2000 such "recaptured Africans" came under US jurisdiction. Most of these individuals were taken to camps in Key West and Charleston,SC and later returned to Africa, usually Liberia. The document give... View more info

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Year Book: Northern California Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

By: (Various)

Price: $295.00

Publisher: Oakland, Northern California Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People: (1918)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16504

Condition: Very Good


Original pictorial wrappers, stapled. Light foxing and soiling at spine edge of front wrapper. Internally clean. Very good. Scarce pamphlet, ostensibly a yearbook for Northern California Branch of the NAACP, but evidently the only issue ever published. It features the decision in and several comments on the 1917 Louisville residential segregation case, Buchanan v. Warley, in which the Supreme Court unanimously ruled the attempts at segregation by the state of Kentucky to be unconstitutional under the Fourteenth Amendment. Moorhead Storey, a founder of the NAACP, pictured on the front wrapper, ... View more info

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Connie's "Hot Chocolates"

By: (Werba's Flatbush Theatre)

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, Werba's Flatbush Theatre: ca. 1930

Seller ID: 16728

Condition: Very Good


This is a single-fold handbill for the opening of the all-black musical revue, Connie's Hot Chocolates, at Werba's Flatbush Theatre. This handbill is not dated. Connie's Hot Chocolates had opened on Broadway on June 20,1929 and closed on December 14 of that same year. Because of blurbs on the verso of this handbill, I think this production would have been in 1930. Many of the original cast members are listed: Thomas "Fats" Waller, who wrote the original music for the show, including "Ain't Misbehavin'", Jazzlips Richardson, Edith Wilson, Baby Cox, Billy Maxwell, James Baskette, who played Uncl... View more info

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Principal's Report to the Trustees, 1916 : Also, Two Photographs of Events 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 held together by the 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 after Washington's death. These annual reports are somewhat scarce. WorldCat locates only five from any year in libraries. This Report comes with two... 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 William L. Marcy issued this document from the state capital of Albany to “his Excellency, The Governor of Mississipp... View more info

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Native Son, Program for Orson Welles Production, 1941

By: (Wright, Richard and Paul Green)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, St. James Theatre, The Playbill: 1941

Seller ID: 16435

Condition: Very Good-


Stapled, beige wraps with deep brown titles. Some relatively light edge and corner wear along with an old, flattened vertical crease through the center and some mild soiling/aging on wraps. This was the Orson Welles/John Houseman Production of Native Son starring Canada Lee as Bigger Thomas. Welles and Houseman had collaborated in the Mercury Theatre and also produced an all black cast Macbeth and Haiti. This is a nice program from these two important producers. I can find only one copy of this program on WorldCat.; B&W Illustrations; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 20 pages 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 allowed Southern ideas on slavery to stand. "Doughface" was a term coined to describe these politicians, whose politics wer... 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 on social issues of the day. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 31 pages 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. No entries for Arkansas or Mississippi for example. Those omissions are further evidence that this came out in the 1960's.;... View more info

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Mackenzie's Five Thousand Receipts in all the Useful and Domestic Arts: Constituting a Complete Practical Library

By: An American Physician

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Hayes and Zell: 1858

Edition: Fourth American

Seller ID: 16723

Condition: Good+ with No dust jacket as issued


Want to know about bees, engraving, tanning, metallurgy, cements, cooking, health, etc, etc.? This is the book for you if you are using 1858 methods and materials! Originally published in London, this is a new and improved fourth American edition by an American Physician. Condition s G+, with scuffing to the boards and especially the edges of the spine, hinges slightly cracked, light foxing, but still a secure copy. There are two former owners' bookplates on the front pastedown, one over the other, and another owners very small stamped name on the ffep. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 456 pages View more info

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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 activist. sold FABA 3.13.16 ; Signed by Author 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 the Mountain that will look nice on the shelf. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 303 pages View more info

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The Sidney Poet Heroical

By: Baraka, Amiri

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, I. Reed Books: 1979

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16503

ISBN: 0918408121

Condition: Very Good+


Very light edge and corner wear with some minor loss of color on covers. Square and securely bound. Appears to be unread. Signed by Baraka on the title page. ; Cover Art; Square 4to 9" - 11" tall; 106 pages; Signed by Author 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 half 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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Witnesses for Freedom: Negro Americans in Autobiography

By: Barton, Rebecca Chalmers

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1948

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 16722

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Deep green paper over boards with faded gilt titles on spine. Some edge and corner wear along with areas of paper chipping at spine ends and edges. Some lightening on front and back covers along with an old call number sticker at base of spine. I find no other evidence of this being a library book. Expected aging. Book is still square and securely bound. This collection of biographical essays of famous African-Americans is quite well-done and features an Introduction by Alain Locke. This is a stated First Edition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 294 pages 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 locates, at most, sixteen copies in institutions. The book is of special interest because of the nature of Beadle's poetry. Sa... 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

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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 of Dorothy Dandridge's films that is little-known in this country. This poster came from: A Cinema Apart, or the Beverly and Larry Ri... View more info

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 issue 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. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 27 pages View more info

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Paul Robeson : korrespondierendes Mitglied der Akademie der Kunste der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik, Grundungsmitglied des Weltfriedensrates, Lenin-Friedenspreis trager

By: Bogelsack, Brigitte (compiler)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Berlin, Akademie der Kunste der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik, Paul Robeson Komitee der DDR: 1975

Seller ID: 16445

Condition: Very Good+


Stapled, toned newsprint wraps with a number of B&W photographs. Except for the toning, particularly along the spine and top edge, this copy would be near fine. It has very little wear. This is an East German imprint (in German) that seems to be a compilation of articles on, and in some cases, by Paul Robeson. Some of them seem to be about visits he made to East Germany while others are about his work for Civil Rights in general. My German is very limited. This booklet seems to be uncommon. This is difficult to look up on WorldCat but there seems to be a minimum of four and no more than ten co... 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 pages View more info