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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 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

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

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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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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"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

Image for "House-Rent Party" Lobby Card, 1946

"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

Image for "House-Rent Party" Lobby Card, 1946

"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 started by Ted Toddy who worked at Columbia. Toddy produced movies for the African-American market and eventually developed a nat... View more info

Image for "House-Rent Party" Lobby Card, 1946

"House-Rent Party" Lobby Card, 1946

By: Newfield, Sam (director)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Toddy Pictures Co.: 1946

Seller ID: 15891

Condition: Very Good+


Very light edge and corner wear with one indent/crease along right edge. 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. oddy produced movies for the African-American market and eventually developed a national distribution chain. Pigmeat Markham was an African-American comedian, famous for his "Here com the judge" routine. In the 1960's, his appearances on Laugh-In catapulted him to fame with ... View more info

Image for "House-Rent Party" Lobby Card, 1946

"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 African-American comedian, famous for his "Here com the judge" routine. In the 1960's, his appearances on Laugh-In catapulted him to fame with w... View more info

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 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 organization promoting the unification of black workers worldwide. This is a rather uncommon book in the first edition. ; 8... View more info

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Maybe I'll Pitch Foreverl

By: Paige, Leroy (Satchel) As Told To David Lipman

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Garden City, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1962

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 13307

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Both book and jacket have only very light wear and aging. Wonderful autobiography of pitching legend, Satchell Paige. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 285 pages View more info

Image for 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.

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 could probably be easily removed. Even though incomplete, this is still an interesting, and uncommon, report on the conditions... 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-American in origin. This book is a complete minstrel show with both a script and musical numbers. There are some rather poorl... View more info

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Ben Davis, Crusader for Negro Freedom & Socialism

By: Patterson, William L.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, New Outlook Publishers: 1967

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16416

Condition: Very Good+


Stapled, reddish wraps with white titles and image of Ben Davis. Very light edge and corner wear, square and securely bound, about near fine. This is an account of the life of Ben Davis, an African-American lawyer from Georgia who became an active Communist/socialist in the struggle for African-American rights. Davis was involved as a defense lawyer in the Angelo Herndon case in Atlanta in 1933 and became an outspoken Communist. He eventually moved to New York and was elected to the City Council from Harlem as an avowed Communist. He was tried under the Smith Act and sentenced to prison, essen... View more info

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In Honor of Paul Robeson: Excerpts from a Speech by William L. Patterson

By: Patterson, William L.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Communist Party USA: 1969

Seller ID: 16440

Condition: Very Good-


Bifold pamphlet with six panels. Cover has photo of Robeson. This pamphlet has some light surface wear, most likely from an old dampstain. It is in overall VG- condition. The pamphlet is the excerpt of a speech by William L. Patterson. It was issued by the Communist Party USA in honor of Robeson's 71st birthday. The pamphlet is not dated but comes from either 1969 or 1970. Relatively scarce with only seven copies listed by WorldCat. ; B&W Photograph of Robeson; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 6 pages View more info