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Image for Earl Hines and His Orchestra, Limited Edition Poster, framed

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 read "1 of 50." This is a beautiful, limited edition poster, professionally framed. Both the posted and frame are in fine condition. ; B&W Pho... 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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Headlines and Pictures: A Monthly Negro News Magazine

By: Martin, Lewis E. (ed.)

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Chicago, Headlines and Pictures (John Sengstacke): 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16469

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, pictorial wraps with B&W image of Phillipa Schuler in a B&W frame within a red border. B&W titles. This copy has some edge and corner wear with small chips, tears and scuffs, including a small one near Schuyler's right eye. There is also light, overall aging. The binding is secure and the issue is square, a solid VG copy. Headlines and Pictures was started by famed African-American journalist and publisher, John Sengstacke, who inherited the Chicago Defender and became the largest publisher of African-American papers in the country. He also founded the National Newspaper Publishers As... 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

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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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Captain Canot; or, Twenty Years of an African Slaver, Being an Account of his Career and Adventures on the Coast, in the Interior

By: Mayer, Brantz

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and Co.: 1856

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16402

Condition: Very Good


Deep brown cloth, with gilt titles on spine. This is the first edition, first issue with page 191 misprinted as '19'. Overall light wear, with light scuffed area on spine; a few closed tears within, some foxing and dampstains; very good. Captain Canot was an adventurer who involved himself in all aspects of the slave trade. This book is a vivid and lurid account of how slavery operated. Canot even manages to blame the European slave trade on Africans because some African groups practiced slavery. Blockson 9289.; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 448 +ads 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

Image for Dr. William Edward Burghardt Dubois, February 23, 1868, August 27, 1963. [Cover Title] Address Delivered...at the Memorial Service of the Late Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois at the Aggrey Memorial Church, Achimota College, Accra, Ghana, on Sunday 29th September, 1963

Dr. William Edward Burghardt Dubois, February 23, 1868, August 27, 1963. [Cover Title] Address Delivered...at the Memorial Service of the Late Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois at the Aggrey Memorial Church, Achimota College, Accra, Ghana, on Sunday 29th September, 1963

By: Melish, Rev. William Howard

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Brooklyn, Rev. William Howard Melish: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16410

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, pale blue wraps with photograph of DuBois and black titles. Some toning and aging mainly around edges. Aside from toning this copy has only very light wear. About VG+. This was the sermon delivered at DuBois' funeral in Ghana. Rev. Melish was a controversial figure in New York City who had been ousted from his church in Brooklyn because of his ties to and sympathies for the Soviet Union. ; B&W Cover Photograph of DuBois; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 24 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 race and an insurance swindle and scandal in Memphis.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 416 pages 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; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 519 pages 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 story deals with a sympathetic, black character who is paralyzed. Interesting book. ; B&W Illustrations; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" ta... 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 Index for The Crisis, Volume 78. ; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 311-326 pages 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, 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, 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&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 111-142 pages 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 President Harry S. Truman and an article by Roy Wilkins, giving an overview and assessment of the 1960's. ; Cover Image, B&W... 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. ; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 75-106 pages 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 represented Samuel Mudd in the trial for the Lincoln assassins and who was kin to a signer of the Declaration. The rear wrap has... 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 times he sharpened his comic skills and developed routines and acts that eventually became popular on the vaudeville stage, or w... 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 year olds. It is quite hard to find autographed and in a nice dustjacket . Signed by Morse on the half title. ; Color Cover with... 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-American market and eventually developed a national distribution chain. Pigmeat Markham was an African-American comedian, fam... 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 for the African-American market and eventually developed a national distribution chain. Pigmeat Markham was an African-Americ... View more info