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Black Theatre USA Revised and Expanded Edition, Vol. 1 : Plays by African Americans (Two Volumes - First - 1847-1938, Second 1935 -Today)
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Black Theatre USA Revised and Expanded Edition, Vol. 1 : Plays by African Americans (Two Volumes - First - 1847-1938, Second 1935 -Today)

By Shine, Ted; Hatch, James

NY: Free Press, 1996. Two matching volumes bound in Stiff wraps. Second volume shows one diagonal crease to front panel, but both are overall, tight and clean. Over 900 pages in total. A great collection. . First Revised Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good +/No Jacket.

$27.50

On These I Stand - An Anthology of the Best Poems

By CULLEN, Countee

NY: Harper & Brothers, 1947. Bound in black cloth, stamped in gold. The true first edition (stated) of this 197 pp. anthology of the author's favorite poems. Deckled page edge. A few pages were roughly opened. Still, a tight, clean copy. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good +/No Jacket.

$35.00

Beloved

By MORRISON, Toni

NY: Knopf, 1987. The first edition of this Pulitzer prize winning novel by Ms. Morrison (who is also a Nobel Prize winner in Literature). Tight, bright copy! 275 pp. . Second Printing Before Pub.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$33.50

The House of Dies Drear

By HAMILTON, Virginia

NY: Macmillan, 1968. Bound in red cloth, stamped in gold in gothic style dust jacket that shows some minor wear to extremes. The previous owner attached a little homemade pocket to the rear pastedown. Overall, a well above average copy of the African-American author's third book (second novel). 246 pp. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good ++/Very Good +. Illus. by Eros Keith.

$110.00

A Lesson Before Dying
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A Lesson Before Dying

By Gaines, Ernest J.

NY: Random House, 1993. Tight, clean copy of the first edition of this National Book Critics' Circle Award winning novel by the noted African-American author. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine - Price-clipped.

$15.00

A Game for All Races - An Illustrated History of the Negro Leagues
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A Game for All Races - An Illustrated History of the Negro Leagues

By METCALFE, Henry

NY: Metro Books, 1899. Bound in green cloth, stamped in silver, in illusrated dust jacket. A good history of the Negro Leagues in Baseball. 144 pp. - scores of black and white photos. Tight, clean copy. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Obong 4to.

$21.00

Pride Against Prejudice: The Biography of Larry Doby
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Pride Against Prejudice: The Biography of Larry Doby

By MOORE, Joseph

NY: Praeger, 1988. Bound in stiff glossy wraps with a drawing of Larry Dobt at bat. A 195 page biography of the famous early negro player, Larry Doby, who played for the Cleveland Indians. . First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good ++/No Jacket.

$37.50

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

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

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

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