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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

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The Crisis, September 1971, Volume 78 Number 7

By: Moon, Henry Lee (ed.)

Price: $20.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15614

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, blue pictorial wraps with white title and cover painting by Leo F. Twiggs, Woman with a Fan. Address label on front. Some edge, corner and surface wear. Minor curl toward top right corner, old flattened crease on rear wrap. Articles include: The 62nd Annual Convention, Wilkins Celebrates 70th Birthday, Frank Cardoz and several more. ; Covor Painting, B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 203-234 pages View more info

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The Crisis, July 1971, Volume 78 Number 5

By: Moon, Henry Lee (ed.)

Price: $25.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15615

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, yellow pictorial wraps with black title and cover painting by Noah Purifoy, Collemblage #3. Address label on front. Some edge, corner and surface wear. A nice copy. Articles include: Negro Authors and White Publishers by James Weldon Johnson (a reprint from 1929), Gordon Parks Releases Second Movie (Shaft!) and several more. ; Covor Painting, B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 147-162 pages View more info

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The Crisis, June 1971, Volume 78 Number 4

By: Moon, Henry Lee (ed.)

Price: $30.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15616

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, white pictorial wraps with blue title and image of James Weldon Johnson's death mask. Address label on front. Some edge, corner and surface wear with minor wrinkling where address labelled was attached. A nice copy. This was the centenniel issue commemorating James Weldon Johnson's birth in Jacksonville, Florida. All articles are on Johnson and include two of Johnson's original essays for The Crisis. This is an important issue. ; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" ... View more info

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The Crisis, June 1971, Volume 78 Number 4

By: Moon, Henry Lee (ed.)

Price: $30.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15617

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, white pictorial wraps with blue title and image of James Weldon Johnson's death mask. Address label on front. Some edge, corner and surface wear with minor wrinkling where address label was attached and minor wear on the rear wrap. A nice copy. This was the centennial issue commemorating James Weldon Johnson's birth in Jacksonville, Florida. All articles are on Johnson and include two of Johnson's original essays for The Crisis. This is an important issue. ; B&... View more info

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The Crisis, February 1973, Volume 80 Number 2

By: Moon, Henry Lee (ed.)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Crisis Publishing Co., Inc.: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15618

Condition: Good


Stapled blue wraps with white title in darker blue rectangle. Cover image of the sculpture, Supplication, by William E. Artis. This copy has a number of problems. The front bottom edge and a number of bottom edges of interior pages are quite ragged, the spine is curled and is pulled at the staples and there is an address label on the front. The scan makes it look better than it is. G only. I am offering this issue only because it has the article Civil Rights by former US... View more info

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The Crisis, April-May 1971, Volume 78 Number 3

By: Moon, Henry Lee (ed.)

Price: $15.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15619

Condition: Good+


Stapled sepia wraps with olive-green title in white rectangle. Cover image is a photograph of a young boy on a swing. This copy has some corner wear and both interior and exterior age-toning. There is also a line of some hardened material on the back wrap that will flake off but then leaves a residue behind. Address label on front. Articles include: Washington and the Negro Renaissance, Mary Ann Shadd andThe Peace Corps Wants Black Volunteers along with several others. ... View more info

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Historical Notes on the Employment of Negroes in the American Army of the Revolution

By: Moore, George H.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Charles T. Evans: 1862

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16048

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Beige, somewhat toned wraps with black titles. Covers have been retipped to pamphlet which was originally stitched (threads are gone.) Front wraps have a chip on lower spine edge, a bad scuff part of which is worn throgh on the title words, American Army of the Revolution," plus a stamped number (this came from a private collection) a stamped star and a written name and date -- "Fred'k Stone, 2.16.1865," quite possibly the US Congressman from Maryland who rep... View more info

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Mantan Moreland, Autographed Photograph

By: Moreland, Mantan

Price: $250.00

Publisher: (hollywood), Mantan Moreland: ca. 1950

Seller ID: 15917

Condition: Fine


This is a framed, B&W, autographed photograph of African-American actor, Mantan Moreland. The photo is inscrbed "To Violet" and is signed "Best of everthing, Mantan, Hollywood Cal." The image is and the frame is . The following biography of Moreland is by Gary Brumburgh. "Born just after the turn of the century in Louisiana, Mantan Moreland began running away from home at age 12 to join circuses and medicine shows, only to be brought back time and again. During these tim... View more info

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The Bluest Eye

By: Morrison, Toni

Price: $3,000.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1970

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15971

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


This is a beautiful copy of Morrison's first novel in the first issue dustjacket. The book has only a hint of wear and aging. The jacket has some toning on the top and bottom edges with very light wear, otherwise. Except for the toning the jacket would be near fine. A 5X8 card signed by Morrison is laid in. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 164 pages View more info

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Brown Rabbit: Her Story

By: Morse, Evangeline

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Chicago, Follett Publishing Company: 1967

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15386

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Book has yellow cloth over boards with very light wear. Overall about near fine. Jacket at first glance appears also to be near fine but has some small light scuffs on spine with the most noticeable ones at the bottom of spine. Please see scan. This book concerns a young black girl who moves from a Southern college town to a Northern industrial center. It deals tangentially with Civil Rights but more on the child. This is a well-known volume aimed originally at 9-12 yea... View more info

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Canadian Kill: Iceman 6

By: Nazel, Joseph

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Holloway House Publishers: 1974

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 15642

ISBN: 0870670913

Condition: Very Good+


Pictorial wraps with white and black titles. Book has light scuffing at base of spine light interior toning. It is square and securely bound. Book is VG+ to NF. Number 6 in this series issued by Holloway House, # BH091. While not a 1st Printing, this is still an early printing in exceptional condition. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 224 pages View more info

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"House-Rent Party" Lobby Card, 1946

By: Newfield, Sam (director)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Toddy Pictures Co.: 1946

Seller ID: 15892

Condition: Very Good+


Very light edge and corner wear with one small tear on bottom edge and some light creasing at lower right corner. Pinholes at each corner along with very minor soiling. Still bright, a very attractive example. This is a lobby card from "House-Rent Party" and all-black-cast movie produced in 1946 by Toddy Pictures and starring Dewey "Pigmeat" Markham. Toddy Pictures Co. was started by Ted Toddy who worked at Columbia. Toddy produced movies for the African-... View more info

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"House-Rent Party" Lobby Card, 1946

By: Newfield, Sam (director)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Toddy Pictures Co.: 1946

Seller ID: 15893

Condition: Very Good-


Very light edge and corner wear but with tape on bottom and right margins, pinholes at some corners, old tape stain upper left and a small closed tear on right margin. Some soiling on back. Still a bright, attractive example. This is a lobby card from "House-Rent Party" and all-black-cast movie produced in 1946 by Toddy Pictures and starring Dewey "Pigmeat" Markham. Toddy Pictures Co. was started by Ted Toddy who worked at Columbia. Toddy produced movies ... View more info

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"House-Rent Party" Lobby Card, 1946

By: Newfield, Sam (director)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Toddy Pictures Co.: 1946

Seller ID: 15894

Condition: Very Good+


Very light edge and corner wear with only very light soiling and aging otherwise, a bright, attractive example. This is a lobby card from "House-Rent Party" and all-black-cast movie produced in 1946 by Toddy Pictures and starring Dewey "Pigmeat" Markham. Toddy Pictures Co. was started by Ted Toddy who worked at Columbia. Toddy produced movies for the African-American market and eventually developed a national distribution chain. Pigmeat Markham was an Afr... View more info

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"House-Rent Party" Lobby Card, 1946

By: Newfield, Sam (director)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Toddy Pictures Co.: 1946

Seller ID: 15895

Condition: Very Good


Generally light edge and corner wear but with tape along bottom and right margins. The bottom left corner has had damage that has caused some creasing that is now flattenedOtherwise, some light soiling, aging and wear. Still a rather bright and attractive example with a great main image. This is a lobby card from "House-Rent Party" and all-black-cast movie produced in 1946 by Toddy Pictures and starring Dewey "Pigmeat" Markham. Toddy Pictures Co. was star... View more info