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Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention
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Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention

By MARABLE, Manning

NY: Viking, 2011. Bound in black and gray boards, in illustrated dust jacket. A 594 pp. biography, Dustwrapper blurbs by Cornel West, Michael Eric Dyson and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$16.00

Meridian
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Meridian

By WALKER, Alice

NY: Harcourt, 1976. Bound in black cloth and gold boads, stamped in gold in illustrated dust jacket. An early novel by the author of "The Color Purple". Tight, clean copy. 228 pp. . Second Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good ++/Very Good + - Price-clipped.

$22.50

A Colored Families Dream

By EATMON, Sam

Xlibris, 2010. Bound in glossy colored pictoral wraps, has previous owner's neatly penned signature to top of half title page, and is in otherwise near-fine condition. 123 pgs.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 9 " X 6 ".

$17.00

Killing Floor

By AI

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1979. Bound in tan cloth and brown boards, stamped in gold. In matching tan price-clipped dust jacket (jacket is near fine save for a dark spot at bottom of spine). First Edition of the author's second book and winner of the 1978 Lamont Poetry Prize. 49 pp. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good ++ - Price Clipped.

$21.00

Jonah's Gourd Vine

By HURSTON, Zora Neale

NY: Lippincott, 1934. Bound in light green cloth, stamped in black with uniform sunning to edges. Fitted with a facsimile dust jacket that fits the book perfectly. This is a well above average copy of the first edition of Hurston's first book. Introduction by Fannie Hurst. Back panel blurbs by Ms. Hurst, Carl Van Vechten and Blanche Colton Williams. 316 pp. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good +/Fine (Facsimile DW). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$1450.00

Queens: Portraits of Black Women and their Fabulous Hair
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Queens: Portraits of Black Women and their Fabulous Hair

By Michael Cunningham; George Alexander

NY: Doubleday, 2005. Bound in black cloth, stamped in gold. A great book of portraits of African-American wormen. 199 pp. Black and white photos throughout. Tight, clean copy. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$21.00

The Night Thorn

By GORDON, Ian

NY: Dial Books, 1952. Bound in black patterned boards, stamped in gold. In brilliant pink and black dust jacket. The first edition of this 246 pp. novel on the negro-white problem in the early 1950's. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good ++.

$24.00

The Piano Lesson, Joe Turner's Come and Gone , Ma Rainey;s Black Bottom (Three volumes)

By WILSON, August

NY: Plume, 1990. Three matching paperback editions of these three great plays by the noted dramatist. The Piano Lesson has a foreword by Toni Morrison. Handsome paperback set. . Reprint. Soft Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

$24.00

Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters of George Jackson
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Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters of George Jackson

By JACKSON, George

Chicago: Lawrence Hill, 1994. Bound in stiff illustrated wraps with photo of Jackson on the front panel. The foreword is by J. Jackson, Jr. The first Lawrence Hill edition. 339 pp. A bit hard to find in this edition. . First Edition Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good ++/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$35.00

Dream

By KING, Martin Luther; Intro By D. Tutu

CO: Blue Mountain Press, 2007. Bound in Black cloth and illustrated boards. Introduction by Desmond Tutu. A 95-page book on the writings of MLK interspersed with black and white photos. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket - As Published. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$27.50

Nobody Knows My Name More Notes Of A Native Son

By BALDWIN, James

NY: The Dial Press, 1961. Volume shows light foxing to end-papers & edges. The dust jacket shows a light bit of edgewear and is price-clipped, but is in much better condition than usually encountered. A most acceptable copy of an early edition of this early Baldwin work. 241 pp.. Fourth Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good +/Very Good - Price-clipped.

$19.00

The Black Presence in the Era of the American Revolution 1770-1800

By KAPLAN, Sidney

Connecticuit: The New York Graphic Society Ltd., 1973. Bound in paper wraps with a full color portrait of Absolom Jones to front panel, with letters and portraits throughout volume. Has an 81/2 by 7" portrait of cover subject laid in. Previous owner's signature in pen and book plate to front free end paper. Shows slight wear to extremes. 241 pgs. Laid in is an invitation to the opening of the Exhibit. . First Edition. Soft Cover. VG++/No Jacket. 11" X 8 1/2".

$19.00

Playing in the Dark

By MORRISON, Toni

MA: Harvard, 1992. The first edition/second printing of this rather scarce 92 pp. book subtitled "Whiteness and the Literary Imagination". Part of the William E. Massey, Sr. Lectures in the History of Civilization series.. Second Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$13.00

Nobody Knows My Name - More Notes Of A Native Son

By BALDWIN, James

NY: The Dial Press, 1961. Bound in black cloth and red boards, stamped in white. Volume shows light toningto end-papers. The dust jacket shows very little wear -- in much better condition than usually encountered. A most acceptable copy of the first edition of this early Baldwin work. 241 pp.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good ++/Very Good ++.

$95.00

Shimmy Shimmy Shimmy Like My Sister Kate: Looking At The Harlem Renaissance Through Poems
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Shimmy Shimmy Shimmy Like My Sister Kate: Looking At The Harlem Renaissance Through Poems

By GIOVANNI, Nikki

New York: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 1996. Bound in 3/4 boards with mustard yellow panels and red spine with silver lettering. Has a lime green remainder mark to top page edges, and is in otherwise near-fine condition. The dustwrapper has a 1/4" closed tear to top of spine and is colorfully illustrated to panels with a rendering of a street market scene, and is in otherwise near- fine condition. 186 pgs.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$17.00

Sandlot Seasons: Sport in Black Pittsburgh (Sport and Society)
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Sandlot Seasons: Sport in Black Pittsburgh (Sport and Society)

By RUCK, Rob

Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1993. Bound in orange glossy wraps, has black & white photos to middle of volume. Shows previous store sticker to rear panel, a pen marking in a small "v" shape to half title page, and light wear to extremes. 238 pgs.. First Paperback. Soft Cover. VG++/No Jacket. 9 1/2" X 6".

$16.00

Live From Death Row

By ABU-JAMAL, Mumia

Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley, 1995. Bound in 1/2 black boards with black cloth spine with red lettering. Has a "Free Mumia" bookplate to ffep., and press release notice laid in; is in near-fine condition, as is the dustwrapper. 215 pgs.. Second Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8 1/2" X 4 1/2".

$14.00

Last Year of Malcolm X : The Evolution of a Revolutionary

By George Breitman

U.S.A.: Schocken Books, 2000. Bound in glossy wraps with a photo of Malcolm X on the front panel. The first edition of this 169 pp. book on his last days. . First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good +/No Jacket.

$14.00

Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery    (Signed)
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Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery (Signed)

By LITWACK, Leon F.

NY: Vintage, 1980. Bound in stiff red, white and blue wraps. This copy is inscribed and signed by the author to Ruby C. Boyd of the Mother Bethel A.M.E. church on the front free endpaper. Book is a bit cocked and shows some wear -- but it is scarce signed. A Pulitzer Prize winning book. 651 pp. . Inscribed and Signed. First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good -/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$85.00

Portrait Of A Decade The Second American Revolution

By LEWIS, Anthony

New York: Random House, 1964. Bound in dark blue cloth with gold lettering to spine, has black & white photos in center of volume. Shows previous owner's bookplate to ffep., yellowing of end-papers, lean to the left, and light wear to extremes. Dustjacket shows darkend spine and flap folds with wear to extremes. 322 pgs.. First Edition. Hard Cover. VG+/VG+. 9 1/2" X 6 1/2".

$13.00

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