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Harlem: Voices from the Soul of Black America

By: Clarke, John Henrik

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Athens GA, Signet from New American Library: 1970

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 15593

Condition: Very Good


Orange wraps with black and white titles. Light, general wear with some small scuffs on the back wraps as well as two light diagonal creases on the back bottom corner. Spine is neither creased nor cracked and book feels unread. This is a collection of essays and selections about Harlem by well-known African-American authors, like James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, Leroi Jones, and several more. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 215 pages View more info

Freedomways: A Quarterly Review of the Negro Freedom Movement, Fourth Quarter 1974

By: Clarke, John Henrik, et. al. (eds.)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Freedomways Association, Inc.: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15602

Condition: Very Good


Yellow wraps with B&W drawing of Bessie Smith along with black and white titles. General light wear on edges and corner but with some soiling.toning on wraps. Square and securely bound with an uncreased and uncracked spine. Civil Rights oriented magazine first published during the 1960's This issue features articles by John Conyers, Donald Bogle and others plus a short story by Alice Walker and political cartoons by Brumsic Brandon, Jr. ; Vol. 14, No. 4; B&W Cartoons; 8... View more info

Freedomways: A Quarterly Review of the Negro Freedom Movement, First Quarter 1974

By: Clarke, John Henrik, et. al. (eds.)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Freedomways Association, Inc.: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15603

Condition: Very Good+


Purple wraps with B&W illustration along with black and white titles. General light wear on edges, corners and surface. Square and securely bound with an uncreased and uncracked spine. Feels unread. Civil Rights oriented magazine first published during the 1960's This issue features articles by Jesse Jackson, Clarence Munford, W. D. Wright and others along with poetry by Willard Moore. ; Vol. 14, No. 1; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1-95 pages View more info

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Lost Spirituals

By: Cohen, Lily Young

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Walter Neale: 1928

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13142

Condition: Good


Light blue cloth with tipped on B&W illustration and deep brown titles. Edge and corner wear with loss at top of spine. Streaks on picture on front. General aging and toning on page edges. Book is square and securely bound. ; B&W Illustrations; Musical Notation; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 143 pages; Partly written in dialect with a theme dealing with racial relationships, this book is mainly distinguished by 41 plates featuring musical notation and sample lyrics from song... View more info

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Black Americans in Congress 1870-2007

By: Committee On House Administration

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Washington DC, US Government Printing Office: 2008

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15685

ISBN: 016080194X

Condition: Fine


Book appears as new. Large, fully-illustrated compendium of all African-Americans who have served in the United States Congress. Large, heavy volume will require extra postage. ; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 803 pages View more info

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"Wid De Moon, Moon, Moon"

By: Cook, Will Marion and William Moore

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, G. Schirmer: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15674


Saddle-stitched, pictorial wraps with pale yellow and black tinted image of geese flying with the moon in the background has much edge wears and several tears, a number of which have tape mends. There is a former owner's name (Theda Gschwind) on the front, upper right. Some chipping and tearing on back edge as well as writing in pencil on back. Overall, this copy is in G- condition -- still presentable but with somewhat fragile edges. Will Marion Cook (b. 1869) began as ... View more info

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Black Man and White Ladyship, an anniversary

By: Cunard, Nancy

Price: $500.00

Publisher: London, The Utopia Press Ltd.: 1931

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 15863

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, tan wraps with black titles. Statement "Not for Sale" on rear wrap. The staples in this copy have rusted out. The booklet has been professionally cleaned, mainly at the staples, and carefully tipped together. Overall, there is some very light wear and the remnant of a vertical crease through the middle. This account of Cunard's marriage to a black man is quite uncommon. The book is an attack on racist attitudes and lynching, especially in America. This i... View more info

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We Sing America

By: Cuthbert, Marion

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Friendship Press: 1936

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 15968

Condition: Good+


Pale blue wraps with black titles and black and pale blue image of children. This copy has a good bit of edge and corner wear along with toning and staining on wraps. The titles on the spine are readable but the spine is faded and almost worn away. What is especially interesting about this copy is that I can find no softcover copies for sale and WorldCat does not note any (as best I can tell.) I suspect that the softcover edition was fragile and that few survived since t... View more info

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The Cold Black Preach

By: Decoy, Robert H.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Holloway House Publishing Company: 1971

Seller ID: 16062

ISBN: 0870672207


White wraps with black and blue titles and picture of man in circle. Light, general wear with a slightly rolled spine which has reading creases. Two small numerical stamps on top edge. Still an attractive copy of this attack on the black preaching establishment. VG to VG+. DeCoy's first book was The Nigger Bible. This book does not state an edition, but during the 1970's Holloway House stopped making edition statements. This is likely to be a first but could be a later p... View more info

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The Seer of Art and Spirit, Willis "Bing" Davis: Ceremony and Ritual

By: Demerson, Bamidele Agbasegbe

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Dayton, Dayton Visual Arts Center: 1997

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15632

Condition: Near Fine


This small catlog has only very light, general wear. This is a catalog for an exhibition in Dayton, Ohio of Davis's work. It celebrated the artist's 60th birthday, Many nice illustrations. While the book is unpaginated, it has 16 pages. ; Color Photographs; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; Unpaginated pages View more info

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Freedom's Journals: A History of the Black Press in New York State

By: Dodson, Howard et. al.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hamilton, Gallery Association of New York State: 1986

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 15634

Condition: Near Fine


Stapled, beige wraps with darker brown and black titles and B&W illustration. This catalog has very light, general wear. It was originally published for an exhibition at the Schomburg Center in New York. This second printing was for the travelling exhibition. Very nice copy with many illustrations. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 35 pages View more info

Paul Robeson: A Biography

By: Duberman, Martin Bauml

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Ballentine Books: 1989

Edition: 1st Softcover Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15601

ISBN: 0345364139

Condition: Very Good


Book has some edge and corner wear along with some light, even age toning on interior page edges. This is a large book and has the general feel of having been read. Though the spine is not creased and book is square and securely bound with no tears or parting.. Overall, a solid copy of this massive biography of Robeson. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 802 pages View more info

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A Tribute to the Martyred Leader of Non-Violence Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.

By: Duvalier, Doctor Francois ("papa Doc") , John E. Pickering, trans.

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Port-au-prince, Presses Nationales: 1968

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13561

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Deep blue plastic-like covers with no titles. Book has some interior toning, mostly on endpapers and there is a 1/2" start on the front hinge. Otherwise, near fine; square and securely bound. Jacket has some very light edge and corner wear along with some staining or soiling here and there. Overall a solid and attractive copy. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 167 pages; Signed on ffep by Duvalier. A book that defines irony -- Papa Doc Duvalier, who ruled... View more info

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Kartunes

By: Eady, Cornelius

Price: $35.00

Publisher: West Orange, Warthog Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15241

Condition: Very Good+


Tan wraps with black titles and deep red illustration. Some light, general wear and light aging. This was Eady's first book. The illustrations were by his wife Susan Micklem. Eady's later book, Brutal Imagination (2001) was a Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 55 pages View more info

I Was Kidnapped by Idi Amin

By: Enzinga, Netfa

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Holloway House: 1979

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15189

ISBN: 0870676628

Condition: Very Good+


This copy has light, general wear with some slight creases or impression marks on edges. Typical Holloway House page toning. Square and securely bound. seems unread. This is supposedlt a true story, and Netfa Anzinga is a real person. Interesting description of Idi Amin and his attitude toward women. Holloway House #BH662. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 217 pages View more info

Dorothy Dandridge

By: Exhibit Style Card

Price: $15.00

Publisher: (Chicago), (Exhibit Suppy Co.): ca. 1950

Seller ID: 15692

Condition: Near Fine


This Exhibit-style card has very minor wear alon with light and expected aging on reverse. This appears to be an Exhibit Supply Company card but I do not know how to make an exact determination. It is not marked. Lovely photo and facsimile autograph of Dandridge. ; B&W Photographs; 32mo 4" - 5" tall; 1 pages View more info

Pearl Bailey

By: Exhibit Style Card

Price: $15.00

Publisher: (Chicago), (Exhibit Suppy Co.): ca. 1950

Seller ID: 15693

Condition: Near Fine


This Exhibit-style card has very minor wear alon with light and expected aging on reverse. This appears to be an Exhibit Supply Company card but I do not know how to make an exact determination. It is not marked. Wonderful photo and facsimile autograph of Bailey. ; B&W Photographs; 32mo 4" - 5" tall; 1 pages View more info

Sarah Vaughn

By: Exhibit Style Card

Price: $15.00

Publisher: (Chicago), (Exhibit Suppy Co.): ca. 1950

Seller ID: 15694

Condition: Near Fine


This Exhibit-style card has very minor wear alon with light and expected aging on reverse. This appears to be an Exhibit Supply Company card but I do not know how to make an exact determination. It is not marked. Wonderful photo and facsimile autograph of Vaughn. ; B&W Photographs; 32mo 4" - 5" tall; 1 pages View more info

Dinah Washington

By: Exhibit Style Card

Price: $15.00

Publisher: (Chicago), (Exhibit Suppy Co.): ca. 1950

Seller ID: 15695

Condition: Near Fine


This Exhibit-style card has very minor wear alon with light and expected aging on reverse. This appears to be an Exhibit Supply Company card but I do not know how to make an exact determination. It is not marked. Lovely photo and facsimile autograph of Washington. ; B&W Photographs; 32mo 4" - 5" tall; 1 pages View more info

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Rufus

By: Fair, Ron

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Stuttgart, Peter Schlack Verlag: 1977

Edition: 1st Limited Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15907

ISBN: 3921915074

Condition: Fine


28 folded leaves, numbered and signed edition fine limited edition (#599) paperback in plastic overlay on dark stiff paper covers, black cloth tape spine. Book is in English though I think there was another in German. Fair is an African-American poet from Chicago, known for his novel Cornbread, Earl and Me. His poetry, like this book is rather austere and avante-garde. ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; Unpaginated pages View more info