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Image for The Black Panther, July 19, 1971 : InterCommunal News Service

The Black Panther, July 19, 1971 : InterCommunal News Service

By: Newton, Huey P. (ed.)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Black Panther Party: 1971

Seller ID: 15339

Condition: Very Good+


Pictorial newsprint wraps with black titles and blue border. Expected aging of newsprint; otherwise almost no wear. About near fine except for aging. This issue focuses mainly on the trial of Huey P. Newton. ; Vol. VI, No. 25; B&W Illustrations; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 19 pages View more info

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The Flying Ace Press Kit

By: Norman, Richard E. (dir.)

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Jacksonville, Norman Film Manufacturing Co.: 1926

Seller ID: 15923

Condition: Good


Folio (14X22) sheet that features information and usable photographic imagery for theater owners to promote the movie, The Flying Ace, produced by the Norman Studios of Jacksonville, Florida. The movie was directed by studio owner, Richard E. Norman, and featured, as do all Norman Studi movies, an all black cast. This movie featured a working airplane and starred Lawrence Criner, Kathryn Boyd, George Colvin, Boise D. Legge, Lions Daniels, Sam Jordan, and Steve Reynolds (... View more info

The Life and Struggles of Negro Toilers

By: Padmore, George

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, The R.I.L.U. Magazine for the Trade Union Committee of Negro Workers: 1931

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16137

Condition: Very Good- in Fair dust jacket


The book has a beige, burlap-type coth over boards with black titles. It has relatively light, general wearbut some aging and soiling. The dustwrapper is quite fragile and is parting along the front spine edge. The top inch of the spine is torn away but still present in the Mylar protecter. It is still presentable in Mylar. This book on the history and plight of black workers throughout the world was published by the Red International of Labor Unions, a Soviet Communist ... View more info

The present state and condition of the free people of color, of the city of Philadelphia and adjoining districts, as exhibited by the report of a committee of the Pennsylvania society for promoting the abolition of slavery, &c.

By: Parrish, Joseph (committee chairman)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, For the Society by Merrihew and Gunn, Printers: 1838

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16045

Condition: Very Good


In complete form this pamphlet has 40 pages; this copy has only the first 20 which is the report of Joseph Parrish who was the President of the Society. This pamphlet was originally stitched but the thread is long gone and it has now been tipped together including an old, paper, library cover with a portion of the title written in a calligraphic script. There is also a stamped number on the upper right, probably from the collector who owned this last. The library cover c... View more info

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Blackface and Music: A New Minstrel Folio

By: Paskman, Dailey

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Edward B. Marks Music Corporation: 1936

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15640

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, red, pictorial wraps with black and red titles and image of stereotyped blackface minstrel. This book has light, general wear with some wear near staples and two bits of writing in pencil on white hat brim. Minstrelsy began around the time of the Civil War and persisted into the 1960's and 1970's. Though racially charged in its conception, minstrel shows were performed by both black and white entertainers and they probably preserved many songs that were African-... View more info

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The Pennsylvania Freedmen's Bulletin, December 15, 1865

By: Pennsylvania Freedmen's Relief Association

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Freedmen's Relief Association: 1865

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16046

Condition: Good+


Newsprint wraps that have been professioanlly tipped together since stitching had failed. There is edge and corner wear with some flaking and toning on wraps. The rear wrap is only partly attached and has some loss. This Association used a rather fragile newsprint that has not held up well. This issue gives reports on the Association's work, primarily in the South, and lists many individuals, teachers and missionaries who work in various places in the South. Exceptional ... View more info

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Act of Incorporation and Constitution of the Pennsylvania Society, for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery : and for the relief of free negroes unlawfully held in bondage, and for improving the condition of the African race

By: Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Merrihew & Thompson (for the Society): 1860

Seller ID: 16049

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Toned newsprint with remnant of original wrap laid down to thin cardboard and tipped to pamphlet. This pamphlet has been professionally restitched through the original holes. Please see scan for a clear picture of front wrap -- no text is missing, though it is mainly a remnant. This is the 1860 printing of this pamphlet which had been published a number of times since the beginning of the Society in 1775. Besides the Act of Incorporation and Constitution of this importa... View more info

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Quest for Dignity: An Autobiography of a Negro Doctor

By: Peyton, Thomas Roy, M. D.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Walter F. Lewis, Publisher: 1950

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16038

Condition: Very Good+


Book has light, general wear and some light aging. No jacket but the front flap is laid in. Square and securely bound; a very attractive copy. This is an African-American doctors story of trying to findacceptance and dignity in American society prior to 1950. Blockson 7855. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 156 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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The Book of Numbers

By: Pharr, Robert Deane

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Garden City, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 15816

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Book has only light wear at corner and spine ends along with a former owner's name in ink on ffep. Light aging, mainly on edges. VG to VG+. Jacket has some wear at corner tips and spine ends with some minor creasing and wear along top edge. VG. This was Pharr's first novel and deals with African-American life on the edge of white society in a Southern city in the 1930's. The main character goes from a small-time numbers dealer to vast wealth. Entertaining and interesting... View more info

My American Journey

By: Powell, Colin with Joseph E. Persico

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 15587

ISBN: 0679432965

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Book appears to be as new. Jacket is close to fine but has some very light shelf wear. Powell's autobiography. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 643 pages View more info

The Strange Partnership of George Alexander Mcguire and Marcus Garvey

By: Pruter, Karl

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Highlandville, MO, St. Willibrord Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7984

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Book has only very light wear. ; Thin 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 508375 pages; This book traces the interesting connections between Marcus Garvey, founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL) and George Alexander McGuire, who founded the African Orthodox Church. Scarce in this first edition; only six located by WorldCat. dold ABE 8.2.16 sale View more info

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The Wind Done Gone: The Unauthorized Parody

By: Randall, Alice

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 2001

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14615

ISBN: 061810450X

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Both book and jacket have only a hint of shelf wear. This was the somewhat controversial black parody of Gone with the Wind. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 210 pages View more info

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The Wind Done Gone

By: Randall, Alice

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 2001

Edition: Uncorrected Proof; First Printing

Seller ID: 16108

ISBN: 061810450X

Condition: Near Fine


This is a very nice, softcover, uncorrected proof of Alice Randall's parody of Gone with the Wind. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 214 pages View more info

Eubie Blake

By: Rose, Al

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Schirmer Books: 1979

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15581

ISBN: 0028721705

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket


Book has only very light shelf wear. Jacket has some edge and corner wear with some slight scuffing and creasing along tob front edge and damage, tearing and creasing, at base of spine. See scan. Very thorough biography of Blake with an excellent assortment of photos. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 214 pages View more info

Image for From Slavery to Wealth: The Life of Scott Bond, the Rewards of Honesty, Industry, Economy, and Perseverance

From Slavery to Wealth: The Life of Scott Bond, the Rewards of Honesty, Industry, Economy, and Perseverance

By: Rudd, Dan. A. and Theo. Bond

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Madison, The Journal Printing Company: 1917

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15399

Condition: Very Good


Deep green cloth with gilt titles and decorations on front and spine. (There were apparently several variants in the color of the cloth none of which takes pecedence.) This copy has some edge, corner and surface wear along with an area of small dark stains on the front. See scan. There is a small (2 1/2 X 3 1/2) rectangle of paper pasted to the top right corner of the rear pastedown. This and a small area of light discoloration at the bottom of the spine may indicate tha... View more info

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Letter for Detroit YMCA / NAACP

By: Scruggs, Ramon S.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Detroit, Ramon S. Scruggs: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15260

Condition: Near Fine


Letter has very light aging and mailing folds. About near fine. Ramon S. Scruggs was the first African-American in Detroit to rise to the upper levels of business management, working in the upper echelons at both Michigan Bell and AT&T. He became nationally known and worked diligently for Civil Rights into the 1970's. Before joining Michigan Bell, Scruggs worked for the Detroit Urban League and for the Detroit YMCA. This letter reflects his interest in Civil Rights as he... View more info

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Character Pieces and Bits of Me

By: Sessions, B. J.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Jacksonville, Jean-Aubrey Ideas, Inc.: 1984

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 15904

Condition: Near Fine


Book has only very light, general wear and aging -- in tiny ding on bottom right corner, along with light aging. Spine is neither creased nor cracked and book appears unread. Signed twice by author, with name only at half title and with inscroption at colophon. Stated First Edition of this collection of poems by Jacksonville Florida poet, Bettye Sessions. ; B&W Line Drawings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 74 pages View more info

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Rhythm and Blues, February 1953

By: Shnayer, Marvin (ed.)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Derby, Onyx Publishing Co.: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15915

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, red, white and blue wraps with black and white photographs. Some edge, corner and surface wear with minor damage at top of spine. Overall, a solid and attractive copy. Rhythm and Blues was a music magazine aimed at the African-American market of the early 1950's. It featured articles on performers along with song lyrics and many photographs. A few of the performers featured in this issue are Art Tatum, Johnny Ace, The Ink Spots, Leslie Uggams, Rose Murphy, Dorot... View more info

Legacies: Contemporary Artists Reflect on Slavery

By: Sims, Lowery Stokes, Kathleen Hulser and Cynthia R. Copeland

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, New York Historical Society: 2006

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15631

Condition: Near Fine


Some light scuffing along edges; book feels unread. About NF. This book was published as a catlog for the exhibit, Legacies: Contemporary Artists Reflect on Slavery, held at the New York Historical Society from June 16, 2006 to January 7, 2007. The catalog features a color plate of a work by each artist in the exhibit. Among the artists are Kara Walker, Betye Saar and Malcolm Bailey. ; Color Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 64 pages View more info

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No Disrespect

By: Sister Souljah

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Times Books: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15425

ISBN: 0812924835

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Both book and jacket are near pristine, very close to Fine. This book is a semi-autobiographical, semi-hip hop philosophical work on the life and beliefs of rap artist Sister Souljah. Sister Souljah's views were repudiated by Bill Clinton in 1992 when she suggested that there were no good white people. A politician's repudiation of someone who is basically a supporter is now called a "Sister Souljah Moment." Signed copy.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 360 pages; Sig... View more info