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CAN THIS BE THE END OF LOVE?  As sung by Aida Ward in the Cotton Club Parade.; Lyric by Milton Drake.  Music by Harry Stride.  Staged by Dan Healy
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CAN THIS BE THE END OF LOVE? As sung by Aida Ward in the Cotton Club Parade.; Lyric by Milton Drake. Music by Harry Stride. Staged by Dan Healy

By Ward, Aida

New York: Donaldson, Douglas & Gumble, 1933. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 4pp, in part: "Why must I be so alone? Why did you leave me this way?...Gone is all the pleasure, All the things we planned, Dreams I used to treasure, Slipping from my hand...." The cover illustrated by Leff includes an inset photo-portrait of Aida Ward. 12" x 9" Aida Ward (1900-1984) was an American jazz singer. Born in Washington, D.C., Ward rose to fame in the 1920s and 1930s in New York, on Broadway and at Harlem's Cotton Club. She appeared alongside Adelaide Hall and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson in the hit Broadway musical revue Blackbirds of 1928. In the 1930s, Ward appeared regularly at the Cotton Club, performing with Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway. She also starred at Harlem's Apollo Theater (courtesy of Wikipedia).

$20.00

LOUIS ADAMIC:  A CHECKLIST
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LOUIS ADAMIC: A CHECKLIST

By Adamic, Louis / Christian, Henry A.

Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1971. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. pp: xlvii, 164 with index. Bound in green cloth, black spine lettering. 8.75" x 5.5" Has a detailed introduction on Adamic's background and work.

$10.00

THE MUSIC OF BLACK AMERICANS:  A HISTORY
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THE MUSIC OF BLACK AMERICANS: A HISTORY

By Southern, Eileen

New York: W.W. Norton, 1971. Sixth Printing. Softcover. Very Good. pp: xviii, 552 with index; 14pp illustrations from photographs, two double-page maps. Bound in illustrated wrappers. 8.25" x 5.25". Prior owner's signature inside cover. Still one of the best books on the subject.

$10.00

THE NEGRO ENSEMBLE COMPANY PRODUCTION OF "A SOLDIER'S PLAY" .... Place: Fort Neal, Louisiana.  Time: 1944
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THE NEGRO ENSEMBLE COMPANY PRODUCTION OF "A SOLDIER'S PLAY" .... Place: Fort Neal, Louisiana. Time: 1944

By Fuller, Charles

New York: George Fenmore, 1983. Softcover. Fine. (18)pp; illustrated throughout from photographs. Bound in pictorial wrappers, 12" x 9" Souvenir program. Murder mystery involving the murder of a black sergeant on a Louisiana army base during World War II, with racial overtones.

$28.00

1848 HANDWRITTEN LETTER FROM CAPT. HORACE TUFTS REGARDING PROBLEMS WITH HIS BRIG "TAM O'SHANTER" OFF THE WEST COAST OF AFRICA AS HE ENGAGED IN THE TRIANGLE TRADE
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1848 HANDWRITTEN LETTER FROM CAPT. HORACE TUFTS REGARDING PROBLEMS WITH HIS BRIG "TAM O'SHANTER" OFF THE WEST COAST OF AFRICA AS HE ENGAGED IN THE TRIANGLE TRADE

By Tufts, Captain Horace

Matakong, Guinea, 1845. Original manuscript. Very Good. 1.5pp, octavo, written in a neat hand on blue laid paper. Datelined "Matacong" [Matakong, Guinea], Dec. 15th, 1848. Addressed to Edward D. Kimball, Esq. head of the Salem family of maritime merchants, bankers, and textile industrialists. In part: "...I am very sorry to inform you that the Tam O Shanter is in such a very bad condition that I am afraid she will not be fit to come home unless there is a great deal of money laid out .... I have been up the Coast in her and disposed of part of her Cargo and the Remnant of Ruby Powder .... I have left my 2d mate at Sierra Leone he being sick but will come home in the [brig] Ohio .... My Chief mate has allso been sick ...." Implores Kimball to pay the second mate on his return, promises to "do all in my power to forward the voyage...," &c. Signed by Horace Tufts. Docketed as received from him to travel via the third voyage of the "Ohio" Employed in the Triangle Trade, Captain Tufts and his crew plied some of the most notorious slave-trading ports of coastal Africa. He was eventually involved in a lawsuit against the English government, claiming that his ship had been unlawfully detained on a baseless accusation that he was working as the master of a brig in the African slave trade.

$200.00

THE PLANTATION, AN INTERNATIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHY
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THE PLANTATION, AN INTERNATIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHY

By Thompson, Edgar T.

Boston: G.K. Hall & Co, 1983. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. pp: xix, 194 with index; six full-page illustrations from old photographs. Bound in tan cloth, black lettering on spine. 9.5" x 6.25"

$40.00

PORTAL TO AMERICA:  THE LOWER EAST SIDE, 1870-1925
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PORTAL TO AMERICA: THE LOWER EAST SIDE, 1870-1925

By Schoener, Allon, editor

New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1967. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. 256pp, printed in blue; 148 half- and full-page illustrations from photographs. Bound in cloth-backed printed boards, decorated endpapers, matching dust wrapper, 10.25" x 8.25"

$20.00

FOURTEEN (14) ISSUES OF "FRIENDS' INTELLIGENCER" ISSUED IN 1860.  Edited by an Association of Friends
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FOURTEEN (14) ISSUES OF "FRIENDS' INTELLIGENCER" ISSUED IN 1860. Edited by an Association of Friends

By Society of Friends

Philadelphia: Wm. W. Moore, 1860. First Editions. Softcover. Good. 14 issues, each numbering 16 pages, printed on rag paper, drop-title. In addition to some religious content and memorials to Quakers who passed, these issues present a variety of topics: Trench's Lectures on Words; Children's Literature; On "Skeletonizing"; Cuttle Fish; Fresh Water Sponges; Chemical Affinity; Household Science--Tea; Presidential Election of Lincoln; Solar Eclipse of 1860, Washington Territory; Travels in the Amoor; Philadelphia Markets; On the Peak of Monte Rosa; "The Celestial Railroad--An Allegory" by N[athaniel] Hawthorne [complete here in three issues]; Female Association of Philadelphia; The Falls of Niagara; The Wood Thrush by John J. Audubon; The Pacific and Its Islands; Dr. Livingston's African Explorations; etc. Some spotting here and there, still intact and readable. 11" x 7.25"

$100.00

TENNESSEE FOLK CULTURE:  AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
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TENNESSEE FOLK CULTURE: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY

By Tennessee / Goehring, Eleanor E.

Knoxville: Univ of Tennessee Press, 1982. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. pp: xviii, 133 with indices. Bound in black cloth, gilt lettering on spine. 9.5" x 6" Contains many annotated entries on various facets of Tennessee folk culture, an author index, and a subject index.

$20.00

AN ESSAY TOWARDS AN INDIAN BIBLIOGRAPHY.  Being a Catalogue of Books, relating to the History, Antiquities, Languages, Customs, Religions, Wars, Literature, and Origin of the American Indians....  Introduction by William S. Reese
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AN ESSAY TOWARDS AN INDIAN BIBLIOGRAPHY. Being a Catalogue of Books, relating to the History, Antiquities, Languages, Customs, Religions, Wars, Literature, and Origin of the American Indians.... Introduction by William S. Reese

By Field, Thomas W.

New Haven: William Reese Company, 1991. Hardcover. Fine. pp: (x), 430. Bound in red cloth, gilt lettering on spine. 9.25" x 6" This pioneering work on Native Americans was first issued in 1873.

$28.00

OZARK FOLKLORE:  AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
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OZARK FOLKLORE: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY

By Arkansas-Missouri / Randolph, Vance

Columbia, MO: Univ of Missouri Press, 1987. Second Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Two volumes. pp: 572 + 354, indices. Bound in green cloth, black lettering on spines, pictorial blue dust wrappers. 9.5" x 6.25" Contains more than 2,500 annotated entries on the folklore, customs and songs of Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.

$60.00

CATALOGUE OF THE CHARLES L. BLOCKSON AFRO-AMERICAN COLLECTION:  A Unit of the Temple University Libraries
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CATALOGUE OF THE CHARLES L. BLOCKSON AFRO-AMERICAN COLLECTION: A Unit of the Temple University Libraries

By Blockson, Charles L., editor

Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1990. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. pp: ix, 770 with name and title indices; full-color frontispiece, b&w portrait of Blockson, 4pp illustrations from title-pages. Bound in red cloth, gilt lettering on spine and cover, black endpapers. 11.25" x 8.5"

$360.00

BLACK AMERICAN MUSIC: PAST AND PRESENT
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BLACK AMERICAN MUSIC: PAST AND PRESENT

By Roach, Hildred

Boston: Crescendo Publishing, 1973. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. pp: vii, 199; 38 illustrations from photographs and maps. Bound in decorated wrappers. 9" x 6" Traces Black American music from 1619 and the slave era through Freedom Now in the 1950s-1970s.

$15.00

A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ANTISLAVERY IN AMERICA
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A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ANTISLAVERY IN AMERICA

By Dumond, Dwight Lowell

Ann Arbor: Univ of Michigan Press, 1967. Second printing. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. pp: (ii), 119. Bound in brown cloth, gilt lettering on spine, illustrated endpapers, price-clipped dust wrapper. 11.25" x 8.5" "...a basic listing of primary sources for anyone interested in the antislavery movement in the United States. It is believed that no item of major importance has been overlooked."

$28.00

A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE NEGRO IN AFRICA AND AMERICA
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A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE NEGRO IN AFRICA AND AMERICA

By Work, Monroe N., compiler

Mansfield Centre, CT: Martino Fine Books, 1998. Limited Edition Reprint. Original Cloth. Fine. 698pp. Contains more than 10,000 citations of books and periodicals pertaining to African-American history and culture, arranged under topical headings. 9" x 6" Originally published in 1928 by Tuskegee Institute, where Monroe Work was Director of Records and Research.

$80.00

AFRO-AMERICANA, 1553-1906:; A Catalog of the Holdings of the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania
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AFRO-AMERICANA, 1553-1906:; A Catalog of the Holdings of the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

By Library Company of Philadelphia

New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2008. Second, Expanded Edition. Original Cloth. Fine. 890pp. Bound in black cloth, gilt lettering on spine and cover. 8.5" x 11" The first edition of this seminal work was published in 1973, itemizing more than 13,000 printed works and nearly 5,000 manuscript entries. This expanded, second edition adds some 2,500 titles pertaining to African-American history and culture.

$200.00

THE BEINECKE LESSER ANTILLES COLLECTION AT HAMILTON COLLEGE:  A Catalogue of Books, Manuscripts, Prints, Maps, and Drawings, 1521-1860
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THE BEINECKE LESSER ANTILLES COLLECTION AT HAMILTON COLLEGE: A Catalogue of Books, Manuscripts, Prints, Maps, and Drawings, 1521-1860

By Hough, Samuel J. and Penelope R.O. Hough

Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1994. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. pp: xi, 414, index; frontispiece of two illus in color. Bound in blue cloth, silver lettering on spine, pictorial dust wrapper. 11.25" x 8.75" Contains full and annotated entries for approximately 1,000 printed books and 1,000 manuscripts.

$36.00

CATALOG OF BOOKS ON CHINA IN THE ESSEX INSTITUTE
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CATALOG OF BOOKS ON CHINA IN THE ESSEX INSTITUTE

By Taylor, Louise Marion, compiler

Salem, MA / Mansfield, CT: Essex Institute / Martino Publishing, 1999. Reprint. Hardcover. Fine. pp: ix, 392 with index. Bound in gray cloth, gilt lettering on spine. 9" x 6" Facsimile reprint of the 1926 edition.

$40.00

A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE JAPANESE EMPIRE: Being a Classified List of All Books, Essays and Maps in European Languages Relating to Die Nihon (Great Japan) Published in Europe, America and in the East from 1859-93. To Which Is Added a Facsimile-Reprint of: LEON PAGES, BIBLIOGRAPHIE JAPONAISE depuis le XVe siecle jusqu'a 1859.  [with]  Volume II, comprising the Literature from 1894 to the middle of 1906...and a Supplement to LEON PAGES' BIBLIOGRAPHIE JAPONAISE....  Added is a List of the Swedish Literature on Japan by Miss Valfrid Palmgren..., 1907
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$60.00

BRETHREN HYMN BOOKS AND HYMNALS, 1720-1884
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BRETHREN HYMN BOOKS AND HYMNALS, 1720-1884

By Hinks, Donald R.

Gettysburg, PA: Brethren Heritage Press, 1986. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. 205pp; illustrations in the text. Bound in tan hopsacking, red lettering on spine and cover. One of a limited edition of 2,000 copies. 9" x 9"

$20.00

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