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The Black Student's Guide to Positive Education
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The Black Student's Guide to Positive Education

By KONDO, Zak

Washington, D.C.: Nubia Press, 1989. Near Fine. Sixth printing. Foreword by Nia Kondo. Octavo. 79, [3]pp. Illustrated. Glossy photographically illustrated wrappers. Some age-toning on the front wrap, very small stain on bottom page fine edges near the foot of the spine, else near fine.

$75.00

The Half Caste
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The Half Caste

By WILSON, Carl T.D.

Devon: Arthur H. Stockwell Ltd, 1960. Very Good/Good. First edition. Darkened at the crown, a near very good copy in price-clipped good dustwrapper with neat but unsightly masking tape repair at the crown. Novel by a black American doctor, written while he was studying in England.

$60.00

A Dauntless Journey
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A Dauntless Journey

By ARRIS, Dan M.

San Francisco: Dan Arris Publishing Co. / (Apollo Books), 1983. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Octavo. 226pp. Slightly cocked, near fine in near fine dustwrapper. Autobiography of the Nigerian who immigrated to San Francisco and became a religious missionary in northern California.

$45.00

Down and Country: The Art and Poetry of Glenn Myles
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Down and Country: The Art and Poetry of Glenn Myles

By MYLES, Glenn

Berkeley: The Artman's Press, 1974. Fine. First edition. Small quarto. 54pp. Stapled illustrated wrappers. Owner's name on first page else fine.

$30.00

Richard Pryor: This Cat's Got 9 Lives!
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Richard Pryor: This Cat's Got 9 Lives!

By ROBBINS, Fred and David Ragan

New York: Delilah Books, 1982. Near Fine. First edition. Trade paperback original. Octavo. 159, [1]pp. Illustrated from photographs. A little bumped at the bottom front corner, else near fine in illustrated wrappers. Biography.

$20.00

A Century of Fiction by American Negroes 1853-1952
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A Century of Fiction by American Negroes 1853-1952

By WHITEMAN, Maxwell

[Philadelphia?]: Albert Saifer, 1974. Near Fine. Third printing. Octavo. 64pp. Very slight erosion on the cloth else near fine without dustwrapper, as issued. An important early reference by a Philadelphia scholar who made a good first attempt to identify novels by African-American authors. Despite subsequent discoveries, it is still considered a basic reference on the subject.

$25.00

Our Lady's Choir: A Contemporary Anthology of Verse by Catholic Sisters
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Our Lady's Choir: A Contemporary Anthology of Verse by Catholic Sisters

By BRAITHWAITE, William Stanley, edited by

Boston: Bruce Humphries, 1931. Near Fine. First edition. Edited by William Stanley Braithwaite. Japanese vellum and papercovered boards. Long gift inscription on two preliminary leaves, spine a trifle soiled else fine in original good cardboard slipcase whch has been covered with contact paper. One 575 copies Signed by Braithewaite. An attractive edition printed by Fred Anthoensen at the Southworth Press in Portland, Maine. A collection of poetry by Catholic nuns; biographies of the nuns who contributed are not provided. A very uncommon item edited by Braithwaite, the accomplished African-American poet.

$85.00

The Sylvan Cabin: A Centenary Ode on the Birth of Lincoln
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The Sylvan Cabin: A Centenary Ode on the Birth of Lincoln

By JONES, Edward Smyth

San Francisco: The Author, 1915. Very Good. Panama-Pacific International Exposition edition (originally published in 1911); really the first separate edition of the title poem. Preface by the author. 12mo. [24]pp. Stapled illustrated green wrappers. Tipped-in frontispiece portrait of the author, additional portrait of Lincoln tipped-in. Four page prospectus for this edition laid in includsing many positive reviews including one from Ella Wheeler Wilcox. Crease on front wrap, yapped edges with light wear, very good. Much scarcer than the first edition.

$125.00

Local History
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Local History

By HUNT, Erica

(New York): Roof Books, 1993. Fine. First edition. Octavo. 72, [7]pp. Perfectbound glossy illustrated wrappers. Fine. Poetry by a New York black activist.

$75.00

Natural Process: An Anthology of New Black Poetry
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Natural Process: An Anthology of New Black Poetry

By WILENTZ, Ted, and Tom Weatherly

New York: Hill and Wang, 1970. Fine/Very Good. Third printing. Fine in very good dustwrapper with an internal repair at the top of the spine.

$15.00

Boysi Himself
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Boysi Himself

By ALLAN, Glenn

New York: Samuel Curl, 1946. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition. Near fine in a very good dustwrapper with a couple of modest chips and rubbing.

$50.00

...And Bid Him Sing
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...And Bid Him Sing

By DuBOIS, David Graham

Palo Alto: Ramparts, 1975. Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Fine in price-clipped near fine dustwrapper with a little rubbing and a very faint stain. A nice copy of this uncommon novel of Black American expatriates living in Egypt in the 1960's, written by the stepson of W.E.B. DuBois.

$50.00

Which Way to Go
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Which Way to Go

By FRANKLIN, Harold L.

Philadelphia: Harold Franklin, 1969. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Octavo. 134pp. Illustrated by the author. Illustrated perfectbound yellow wrappers. Tiny ink price on front fly, else very good or better. Essays on race by a black Philadelphia native.

$45.00

Letters from the Tombs
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Letters from the Tombs

By SCHAPPES, Morris U.

New York: Schappes Defense Committee, 1941. Near Fine. First edition. Foreword by Richard Wright. Illustrated by James D. Egleson. Edited with an Appendix by Louis Lerman. Octavo. 119pp. IIllustrated wrappers. Schappes was tried for having been a member of the Communist Party.

$35.00

25 Years of Malcontent
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25 Years of Malcontent

By BYRD, Stephanie

Boston: The Good Gay Poets, 1973. Very Good. First edition. Octavo. 25, [1]pp. Illustrated from photographs and drawings. Stapled illustrated wrappers. Modest soiling and a small crease on the wrappers, very good or better. Verse by a black lesbian poet. Uncommon.

$150.00

Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Leavenworth in the 1930s and Early 1940s
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Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Leavenworth in the 1930s and Early 1940s

By KNAPP, George E.

Fort Leavenworth: Combat Studies Institute, 1991. Near Fine. First edition. Octavo. 54pp. Illustrated from photographs. Stapled illustrated wrappers. A little sunning along the spine else very near fine. Oral interviews with four black soldiers, conducted by a white Major.

$35.00

Water Boy: A Negro Convict Song. As sung by Mr. Roland Hayes
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Water Boy: A Negro Convict Song. As sung by Mr. Roland Hayes

By ROBINSON, Avery, arranged by

Boston: The Boston Music Co, 1922. Near Fine. Quarto. Stapled printed wrappers. Pencil signature of a noted film scholar and author else fine.

$20.00

Bartlett High School. St. Joseph. Missouri. Twenty-fourth Annual Commencement
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Bartlett High School. St. Joseph. Missouri. Twenty-fourth Annual Commencement

St. Joseph, Missouri, 1912. Very Good. Single leaf folded to make four pages. Upper corner of first page torn away, affecting three letters only on p.[2], repaired with later paper and tissue on verso, else about very good. Under the supervision of a former slave, William Henry Jones, Bartlett - called Colored High School until 1904 - became the best African-American high school in Missouri, with many graduates progressing to college and successful professional careers. A scarce and ephemeral piece. *OCLC* locates no copies.

$280.00

[Caption title]: For the 61st Congress. An Address to the Colored Voters of the Northern, Eastern and Western States. Greeting: "The Republican Party Is the Ship; All Else Is the Sea"
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[Caption title]: For the 61st Congress. An Address to the Colored Voters of the Northern, Eastern and Western States. Greeting: "The Republican Party Is the Ship; All Else Is the Sea"

[New York, 1908. Near Fine. One leaf folded to make four pages. Small chip at lower right corner. Small ink stamp on verso of second leaf. Light tanning and wear. About very good. A scarce pamphlet issued by the National Christian Congress Association and the National Lincoln Colored Republicans. The text is a warning to Black voters to stick with the Republican Party and its presidential candidate William Howard Taft in the 1908 election, despite lingering resentment over the 1906 Brownsville Affair, in which Theodore Roosevelt dishonorably discharged over one hundred sixty Buffalo Soldiers after a murder in a saloon near their barracks at Fort Brown, Texas. It reads, in part: "The republican party as a whole is not responsible in the Brownsville episode, or any other local grievances that have existed or may exist. We believe we voice 95 per cent of the Negro vote in that they believe in the principles and policies of the republican party. If we desert the republican party at this political crisis, to whom [sic] shall we vote for? Vote the democratic ticket -- aiding the 'solid south' to put Wm. J. Bryan in the White House, and our political, civil, and general interests in the hands of... the framers of the institutions that has disenfranchised your colored brethren throughout the southland? Nay, a thousand times, no." A rare and attractive political pamphlet. Not in *OCLC.*.

$500.00

Negro Year Book. An Annual Encyclopedia of the Negro, 1918-1919
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Negro Year Book. An Annual Encyclopedia of the Negro, 1918-1919

By WORK, Monroe N., editor

Tuskegee, Alabama: Monroe Work, 1919. Very Good. First edition. Octavo. 523pp. Original printed wrappers with the text block stapled. Owner's name of John W. Blassingame on front wrapper, very light chipping and wear, and evenly toned, a very good copy. An uncommon, extensive compendium of African-American history and recent developments in African-American society, published by the Tuskegee Institute in 1919. It contains lengthy sections on "The Negro in 1917-1918," shifting demographics, black businesses and institutions, and notable black figures, among others. This copy belonged to John W. Blassingame, noted African-American author and scholar who chaired the African-American Studies program at Yale until his death in 2000, with his ownership inscription on the front wrapper.

$400.00

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