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Don't Cry, Scream

By: Lee, Don L.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Detroit, Broadside Press: 1970

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 15400

Condition: Very Good-


Stapled, red and black wraps with B&W photograph of Lee. Some edge, corner and surface wear with some light damage at staples. Some soiling on wraps with a light blue ink line inside the white D of "Don't." This is a solid reading copy (4th printing) of this important work. Lee changed his name to Haki R. Madhubuti in 1974. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 64 pages View more info

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Encore: American and Worldwide News, Volume 4 Number 16

By: Lewis, Ida (ed.)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Tanner Publication Co.: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15620

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, pictorial wrap (color portrait of Anwar Sadat) with white titles. This copy has light edge, corner and surface wear with both some light interior and exterior aging. Address label on front bottom. Encore was an African-American oriented news magazine that covered American and international news. This issue has an obituary of Cannonball Adderly, an article by artist, Benny Andrews, a profile of Anwar Sadat and much more. Issues of this magazine are relatively unc... View more info

Black Memorabilia around the House

By: Lindenberger, Jan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Atglen, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.: 1993

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16279

ISBN: 0887404871

Condition: Fine


Book appears as new and never used. While pricing information in this 1993 guide is dated, the book is still an exceptionally good source of African-Americana with splendid photographs of a wide selection of items. ; Color Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 160 pages View more info

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Autograph Letter Hampton Institute

By: Locke, Alain

Price: $750.00

Publisher: Washington DC, Alain Locke: 1927

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15447

Condition: Near Fine


Alain Locke. Autograph Letter Signed. Washington, D.C., November 14, 1927. 1pg. To Marion Colvin Deane, a student at Hampton Institute, Virginia, who had requested an autograph. The letter includes Locke's return address in Washington as well as Deane's name and Hampton Institute. Locke writes: "Of course I am delighted to join your "autograph party"; it is indeed a pleasure that you value me enough to include me. Certainly my hobby – the artistic and cul... View more info

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The New Negro: An Interpretation

By: Locke, Alain (ed.)

Price: $400.00

Publisher: New York, Albert & Charles Boni: 1925

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16140

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Book has rubbing to the edges and corners of the boards. Some surface wear. (See scan.) Spine has some wear at extremities and is lightly sunned. There has also been some minor damage on the spine causing a light curl resulting in some wavines on interior pages. This has not caused any problem with the binding. This copy is square and the binding is secure with no tears or parting. This is a well-used but not abused copy of an important book. This work with its well-kno... View more info

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To Kill a Black Man

By: Lomax, Louis E.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Holloway House Publishing Company: 1968

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 16061

Condition: Very Good+


Pictorial wraps with drawings of MLK and Malcolm X. Some light edge and corner wear but square and securely bound. Two light reading creases on spine but book must have been read gently. One small, light diagonal crease on rear bottom left corner. This book by well-known sixties black newsman and commentator tells the strangely parallel stories of MLK and Malcolm X. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 256 pages View more info

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Les Black Muslims -- When the World Is Given __

By: Lomax, Louis E.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Paris, Editions Buchet/Chastel: 1964

Edition: First French Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16117

Condition: Very Good


Pictorial wraps with photograph of Malcom X and red titles. Some general wear and aging along with a long diagonal crease, now somewhat flattened, from near the bottom right front corner to about the middle of the right edge. A bit of writing (some sort of list) on ffep. Some toning along edges, but still an attractive copy that is square with a secure binding. I think that this work was first published in English as "When the World is Given - A Report on Elijah Muhammad... View more info

Black Americana

By: Long, Richard A.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Secaucus, Chartwell Books, Inc.: 1985

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15574

ISBN: 0890098360

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Book has only very light shelf wear and aging. Pictorial dustwrapper has minor wear at corners and edges. Oversized volume filled with photos of and information on African-Americans from slavery through 1985. ; B&W and Color Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 192 pages View more info

Earl Hines and His Orchestra, Limited Edition Poster, framed

By: Loren, Dennis (restorer)

Price: $250.00

Publisher: No Place Listed, Jazz Age Editions: 2001

Edition: Limited, Pre-Press Proof; 1 of 50

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 16014

Condition: Fine


Both the posted and frame are in fine condition. This poster was produced in 2001, honoring Earl "Fatha" Hines. The poster was restored and prepared for reproduction by Dennis Loren. 50 Pre-Press Proofs were prepared and signed by Loren along the bottom edge. This is one of those. These proofs rarely come to market since there were only 50 of them. This one says "1 of 50" but I don't know if that means this is #1 of 50, or if it means all of the proofs re... View more info

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The African-American History of Nashville, Tennessee, 1780-1930: Elites and Dilemmas

By: Lovett, Bobby L.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Fayetteville, University of Arkansas Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16267

ISBN: 1557282145

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Book is about fine with only a hint of wear and aging, probably unread. Jacket has a scuff on front, touching word "Tennessee" in title, along with other light wear and toning on edges. The book, by an African-American professor at Tennessee State, is signed with a warm inscription on the half title page. It offers a thorough and nuanced history of African-Americans in Tennessee's capital. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 314 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Black American Writers, 1773-1949 A Bibliography and Union List,

By: Matthews, Geraldine O

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, G. K. Hall: 1975

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16237

ISBN: 0816111642

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


This copy is about near finewith almost no wear but some minor surface soiling that could possibly be removed. This is an excellent bibliography compiled at North Carolina Central University. ; 9.3 X 6.2 X 1.1 inches; 221 pages View more info

African-Americana

By: Mauzy, Barbara E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Atglen, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.: 2009

Seller ID: 16283

ISBN: 0764331442

Condition: Near Fine


Book is about fine with just a hint of wear. While pricing information in this 2009 guide is is not current, the book is still an exceptionally good source of information on African-Americana with splendid photographs, a wide selection of items and informative text. ; Color Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 192 pages View more info

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Spring in New Hampshire

By: McKay, Claude

Price: $850.00

Publisher: London, Grant Richards Limited: 1920

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16218

Condition: Very Good


Tan wraps with publisher's tipped on pale green title panel. Frontispiece of McKay present. Some edge and corner wear with light damage at spine ends and a small, unobtrusive stain at bottom of front wrap. Overall a VG copy. This was McKay's third book and first volume of poetry. He was a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance and this book is one of his most elusive. ; B&W Frontispiece; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 40 pages View more info

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The Story of Dorothy Stanfield

By: Micheaux, Oscar

Price: $165.00

Publisher: New York, Book Supply Company Publishers: 1946

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15864

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Red cloth with gilt-lined letters and frame. The book has light, general wear and aging. It is square and securely bound, a solid, very good copy with minor pulling or rubbing at the top of the spine. The jacket has some noticeable chips, particularly at the top and bottom of the spine. It also shows wear and light creasing along some edges, but is still presentable in Mylar. Micheaux was a major director of black films and fine novelist. This novel concerns matters of r... View more info

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The Case of Mrs. Wingate

By: Micheaux, Oscar

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Book Supply Company Publishers: 1945

Edition: Seventh Printing

Seller ID: 15865

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Red cloth with gilt lettering and frame. Some corner bumps and light wear but overall a solid VG to VG+ copy, still square and securely bound. This is a stated "7th Edition," though I think in actuality it is the 7th Printing. Micheaux, one of the great early African-American filmmakers was also an accomplished novelist. This story, set in WWII, focusses on black Nazi spies and sinister German plots. There's even a bit about making movies. ; Color Frontispiece; 8... View more info

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Niram: A Dusky Idyl

By: Mitchell, Laisdell

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Charles H. Banes: 1895

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15822

Condition: Very Good-


Pale green cloth over boards with faded color design and gilt titles, Some light edge wear with bumped corners and some aging and soiling to surface. Some interior foxing and toning. Book is square and securely bound. Overall, about VG. The copyright on this novella was held by the American Baptist Publication Society, and, while the book is in dialect, it seems to be an attempt at racial understanding. The illustrations of black charaters are not stereotped, and the sto... View more info

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The Crisis, June-July 1969, Vol. 76 No. 6

By: Moon, Henry Lee (ed.)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Crisis Publishing Co., Inc.: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15610

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, pictorial wraps with orange title. This small (8vo) slick paper magazine has some edge and corner wear and light age toning. Address sticker on rear wrap. This issue features Bayard Rustin on The Negro Middle Class, Lofton Mitchell on Fishing -- On and Off Broadway, Arthur Hoppe on Your Friend, The Fuzz and several others. ; B&W Photographs; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 233-262 pages View more info

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The Crisis, December 1971, Volume 78 Number 10

By: Moon, Henry Lee (ed.)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Crisis Publishing Co., Inc.: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15611

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, white pictorial wraps with red title and colorful illustration. Address label on front. See scan. Some light edge and corner wear along with light age toning. There may be an old dampstain on the bottom right corner -- mild waviness. Still a nice copy. Articles include: On Nominees for the Supreme Court by Roy Wilkins, Race Relations and the Law by Samuel Abrahams, The Battle Monuments Commission by Major General A. J. Adams and several others. There is also an... View more info

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The Crisis, November 1971, Volume 78 Number 9

By: Moon, Henry Lee (ed.)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Crisis Publishing Co., Inc.: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15612

Condition: Very Good+


Stapled, yellow pictorial wraps with black title and color painting, Family No. 4, by Charles Alston. Light edge, corner and surface wear. Attractive copy. Articles include: Breakthrough in Detroit by Stephen J. Roth, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Black Composer by L. Moody Simms, Jr., The Awesome Attica Tragedy and several more. ; Cover Painting, B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 275-306 pages View more info

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The Crisis, December 1972, Volume 79 Number 10

By: Moon, Henry Lee (ed.)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Crisis Publishing Co., Inc.: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15613

Condition: Very Good-


Stapled, white pictorial wraps with white title on red rectangle and color image NAACP Holiday Seal. Some edge, corner and surface wear. Tip of top right corner torn away, some minor curl at lower corner tip and light, general soiling or toning. Address label on rear wrap. Still a solid copy. Articles include: In The Crisis Sixty Years Ago, Jackie Robinson: A Man for All Seasons, and several more. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 327-358 pages View more info