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Proceedings of the National Negro Conference, 1909 : New York May 31 and June 1

By: Du Bois, W. E. B., Ida Wells-Barnett, et. al.

Price: $1,000.00

Publisher: New York, National Negro Conference: 1909

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16308

Condition: Very Good- with No dust jacket as issued


Green cloth with gilt titles. Slight bowing on front corners. Some edge, corner and surface wear with what may be residue from call numbers on the spine. No other indicators of a library are present. The binding is secure with no tears or parting and the book is square. General light aging. G+ to VG-. This is a collection of essays that, for the most part, were speeches at the inaugural National Negro Conference in 1909. By the next year this Conference had become the NA... 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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The Horizon: A Journal of the Color Line, Vol. I. No. 2, February 1907

By: Dubois, W. E. Burghardt, F. H. M. Murray and L. M. Hershaw

Price: $3,000.00

Publisher: Washington DC, The Horizon: 1907

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16406

Condition: Very Good+


Side-stapled, thick card stock with green titles. The word "Sample" is stamped in the upper left corner, probably indicating that this was a copy used to solictit subscriptions and ads.The first two pages of this copy are loose but could easily be tipped in by a conservator. Otherwise this copy has very little wear -- minor damage at bottom of spine and some ink residue on back edges from the printing process. Having noted the two loose pages, I still doubt that very man... 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

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Congratulations Valse (Listed by Victor Talking Machine Co., as Castles Lame Duck Waltz)

By: Europe, James Reese

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, G. Ricordi: 1914

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16243


Cord binding with white wraps, color illustration by L. Kuzewski and black titles. This copy has only light general wear and aging with some holes along spine though cord binding is quite secure. VG to VG+. James Reese Europe was the pre-eminent African-American composer and conductor of the early 20th century. He and W. C. Handy met briefly in 1917 and it was Europe's championing and playing several of Handy's compositions that provided early impetus to Handy's success.... 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

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And Bid Him Sing: Essays in Literature and Cultural Domination

By: February, Vernon

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Kegan Paul International: 1988

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16236

ISBN: 0710302789

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Book appears as new and unread. Jacket is also about fine but has just a touch of damage at bottom of spine. Despite its title this book is more about the growth of African literature in Creole ciultures than about music per se. There is a particular emphasis on the Dutch colonies of Surinam, South Africa and the Antilles. ; B&W Maps and Charts; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 212 pages View more info

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Who Will Cry for the Little Boy: Poems

By: Fisher, Antwone

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15627

ISBN: 0060549327

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


This book is Fine in a like jacket. It is a collection of poetry by Antwone Fisher, Denzel Washington starred in a movie about Fisher, who came from an abusive childhood in foster homes to become a successful writer and director in Hollywood. This copy is signed boldly with a dedication on the title page. The ink from the Sharpie has bled through. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 61 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Autographed Note

By: Fisher, Antwone

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Texas, Antwone Fisher: ca. 2010

Seller ID: 15800

Condition: Fine


Oblong card in pristine condition with the letterhead, Antwone Fisher. This is a note to a new acquaintance of Fisher's. Fisher says that he has sent books and invites the recipient to get in touch. This invitation seems genuine since Fisher's email and phone number are included. The note also includes mention of Mrs. Bush and Texas. Fisher's inspirational story was made into a film starring Denzel Washington. A blank envelope for the card is included. ; Autograph; Oblo... View more info

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Black Dynamite, Volume V, "Sockers in Sepia" : A Continuation of the Drama of the Negro in Pugilistic Competition

By: Fleischer, Nat

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, The Ring / C. J. O'Brien, Inc.: 1947

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16126


Orange cloth with black titles and images. Some edge and corner wear with damage to bottom right front corner and bumps to other corners. Some soiling and aging. Front hinge has minor tearing but binding is secure and book is square. Overall, this copy is in the G+ to VG- range. Volume 5 only of Fleischer's pioneering 5 volume set on African-American fighters. ; The Ring Athletic Library; B&W Illustrations; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 250 pages View more info

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The Blue Grass Cook Book

By: Fox, Minnie C.

Price: $675.00

Publisher: New York, Fox, Duffield & Company: 1904

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16337

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Original ruled or patterned blue cloth with dark blue titles. There is a little wear to the sine and corners are very slightly bumped. Light toning on fore edges though pages are clean. Book is square and binding is secure with no tears or parting. No dust jacket. On the back fep there are two neatly handwritten recipes, Grandma's Baked Flour Pudding and Custard Souffle'. No other writing except a gift inscription onffep, dated 1904. Really a very attractive copy. ; B&... View more info

Jack Johnson

By: Fradella, Sal

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Branden Publishing Company: 1990

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15599

ISBN: 0828319316

Condition: Near Fine


Pictorial wraps with B&W photo of Jack Johnson and red and white titles. This copy has only very minor shelf wear. Rather short but informative biography of Johnson with many photographs. This book is one of a series of books on African-Americans titled, "They Didn't Know It Couldn't Be Done." ; "They Didn't Know It Couldn't Be Done"; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 116 pages View more info

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Fifteen Familiar Faces in Verse

By: Frazier, Max Yergan

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Vantage Press: 1959

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 15371


Book has only light wear and aging. Still square and securely bound. VG to VG+. The jacket has a dime-sized chip on the top front edge along with some other minor chips, tears and scuffs. Browning on interior page edges. VG-. This was Frazier's first book of poetry, written after he had served in the army and returned home to Chicago and was attending Junior College. He is not a polished poet, but his lines do have power. He does poetic portraits of fifteen mainly contem... View more info

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The Negro Looks into the South

By: Gholson, Rev. Edward

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston, Chapman & Grimes. Inc.: 1947

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15410

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Light brown, leatherette over boards with gilt titles on spine. Light wear on edges and corners along with mild aging. Square and securely bound. Jacket also has light wear with a light smudge near the bottom of the spine and some age-toning. Originally from Virginia and New Jersey, Gholson was a wll-known African-American minister in Winston Salem NC. Gholson at different times, pastored First Baptist Church, First Institutional Baptist Church (which merged with the We... View more info

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Street Poison: The Biography of Iceberg Slim

By: Gifford, Justin

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 16098

ISBN: 0385538340

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Book has only very light, general wear but with a remainder mark on bottom edge; near fine without remainder mark. Jacket has some light wear along with light edge toning and soiling. Excellent biography of Iceberg Slim. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 265 pages View more info

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Hell Is Forever

By: Gilmer, J. Lance

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Holloway House: 1977

Seller ID: 15922

ISBN: 0870670395

Condition: Very Good


Some light edge, corner and surface wear including mild scuffing near spine edge. Spine is neither creased nor cracked. It is square and securely bound and probably unread. VG to VG+. This Holloway House #BH039. I think it is probably a second printing; I think the first printing would have had a higher number following the "BH." This is another of Holloway House's black urban fiction novels in the tradition of Donald Goines and Joseph Nazel. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 224 p... View more info

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Black Cop

By: Gober, Don

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Holloway House: 1974

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 16397

ISBN: 0870674617

Condition: Very Good


This copy appears to have been read and has a slight lean to the spine along withreasonably light edge, corner and surface wear. Still a solid copy. Don Gober was one of the pen names of Joseph Nazel who was an editor and writer at Holloway House. After Donald Goines, he was the most popular writer of black, urban fiction. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 224 pages View more info

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Whoreson :The Story of a Ghetto Pimp

By: Goines, Donald

Price: $285.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Holloway House Publishing Company: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 16060

ISBN: 08708674218


Black paperback with red titles and picture of woman. Some light edge and corner wear. Spine is neither cracked nor creased. Binding is square and secure; this copy seems to be unread. Interior has typical light toning of pages. VG+ to NF. This is a n especially attractive copy of Goines' second novel and one of his most important. It is also quite scarce in a true first edition in attractive condition. After Goines' murder, his earlier works were reissued with new cov... View more info

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Victory Through Unity: Annual Conference, National Urban League, 1943

By: Granger, Lester B., et. al.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Chicago, National Urban League: 1943

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16052

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, tan wraps with black titles. Some edge and corner wear with light loss at top left front corner and very minor loss at front bottom left. There are one or two short closed tears on edges and toning on front around are where books were stacked on this program, along with light overall aging. Binding is still secure and book is square, a solid very good copy with noted problems. This is the report from the National Urban League Conference held September 28 - Octob... View more info