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1 Boysi Himself
Allan, Glenn
New York Samuel Curl, Inc. 1946 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean gray cloth boards with blue-black lettering on cover and spine. Slight surface wear to top and bottom spine edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; clean endpapers -- no names, writing or marks. 267 pgs. Color illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight edge wear and short closed edge tears, slightest hint of light soiling. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. First book appearance of "Boysi" the African American cook and self-elected manager of the Oates family; Glenn Allan's widely loved stories about Boysi first appeared in the Saturday Evening Post. 8vo. Fiction. 015204

Price: 50.00 USD
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Catching Dreams:  My Life in the Negro Baseball Leagues, Bauer, Paul; Robinson, Frazier
2 Catching Dreams: My Life in the Negro Baseball Leagues
Bauer, Paul; Robinson, Frazier
Syracuse Syracuse University Press 1999 0-8156-0563-3 / 9780815605638 First Edition (Signed) Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Illustrated with Photographs Signed
Very clean bright red cloth boards with metallic deep blue lettering on spine. Very slight bow to front board. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages, edges and endpapers are very clean, crisp and bright; no previous owner names or bookplates. Title page SIGNED BY AUTHOR (Paul Bauer). 230 pgs. with index. Clean, bright dustjacket has some very light edge wear, no chips, tears or creases. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 Vo. Sports. 014871

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The Afro-American Novel and Its Tradition, Bell, Bernard W.
3 The Afro-American Novel and Its Tradition
Bell, Bernard W.
Amherst The University of Massachusetts Press 1987 0-87023-568-0 / 9780870235689 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean black cloth boards with burgundy title box, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 421 pgs. with index. Clean unfaded dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, unclipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A comprehensive interpretive history of the African-American novel (more than 150 novels are discussed). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Black History. 015842

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Episode in the Transvaal, Bloom, Harry
4 Episode in the Transvaal
Bloom, Harry
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1955 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean original unclipped jacket. Clean red cloth boards with black lettering on spine. Very slight surface wear at top and bottom spine edges, no fraying, no bumping. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, but tanned. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 295 pp. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, with a few short closed edge tears. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author's first novel, set in South Africa during the time when South Africans were determined to win the right of self-rule. 019393

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Water Brought Us: The Story of the Gullah-Speaking People, Branch, Muriel Miller
5 The Water Brought Us: The Story of the Gullah-Speaking People
Branch, Muriel Miller
New York, New York, U.S.A. Cobblehill / Dutton 1995 0-525-65185-3 / 9780525651857 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page. Clean dark blue boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Neatly stamped previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper; no other marks. 106 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A portrait of the Gullah people who forged out of the oppressive circumstances of slavery a unique African-American culture. 7-1/2" x 9-1/2". Black History. 016653

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Unconfessed, Christianse, Yvette
6 Unconfessed
Christianse, Yvette
New York Other Press 2006 1-59051-240-5 / 9781590512401 First Edition, Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Fine Jacket 
Clean brown boards with gold lettering on spine. Tiny bump to one corner, slight fading at top spine edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 341 pgs. + glossary. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A novel of slavery as it existed in Africa inspired by actual 195h century court records. 8vo. Fiction. 016526

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J. Poindexter, Colored, Cobb, Irvin S.
7 J. Poindexter, Colored
Cobb, Irvin S.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1922 Reprint Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket Jacket 
Green cloth boards with black lettering, unchipped circular color paste-on illustration of African American with martini shaker in his gloved hands. Hint of very light soiling, a few light spots of wear to top and bottom spine edge. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. 270 pp. A story told through the eyes of a black servant in New York. 019288

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Tuskegee's Heroes, Cooper, Charlie and Ann
8 Tuskegee's Heroes
Cooper, Charlie and Ann
New York Crestline 2015 0785832475 / 9780785832478 Reprint Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Roy LaGrone, Illustrator 
Clean book and color illustrated dust jacket. Clean bright glossy color illustrated boards have no fading or wear. As new condition. Binding is tight, hinges are sound, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean gray endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Feauturing the beautiful aviation art of Roy LaGrone in full color, as well as historic black and white photographs. 156 pages with bibliography. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear or tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Lavishly illustrated with the paintings of the late Roy E. La Grone - an artist and proud member of the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II - Tuskegee's Heroes is the courageous story of segregated fliers and support personnel who served so valiantly during World War II in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, and throughout war-torn Europe. 026316

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Deep are the Roots, d'Usseau, Arnaud and James Gow
9 Deep are the Roots
d'Usseau, Arnaud and James Gow
New York Charles Scribner 1946 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, with "A" on copyright page in original unclipped jacket. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with white and black unchipped stamped lettering on cover and spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper, with small circular red sticker from "The Dramatic Publishing Co. - Chicago" in upper right corner of front free endpaper. Dustjacket featuring photo from the play is clean, not price clipped, has small chips at top and bottom spine edges, wear at front spine fold, hint of rubbing. Photo of authors on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. One of the most successful and controversial plays of the era, about an African American war hero returning to his Southern U.S. town. 020374

Price: 30.00 USD
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Profiles in Black and White: Stories of Men and Women Who Fought Against Slavery, Elizabeth F. Chittenden
10 Profiles in Black and White: Stories of Men and Women Who Fought Against Slavery
Elizabeth F. Chittenden
New York Charles Scribner 1973 0684133873 / 9780684133874 Unknown Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
Clean hardcover edition in unclipped dust jacket, SIGNED by the author. Clean red cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "Greetings to Virginia, Poet and Friend - Elizabeth Chittenden." Illustrated with photographs and engravings. 182 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears. Light sunning to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026188

Price: 40.00 USD
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Melindy's Happy Summer, Faulkner, Georgene
11 Melindy's Happy Summer
Faulkner, Georgene
New York Julian Messner 1949 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Elton C. Fax, Illustrator Signed
First Edition, SIGNED association copy, in original jacket. Very clean gray cloth boards with small illustration on cover. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Illustrated endpapers. SIGNED by author on half-title page: "Georgene Faulkner - The Story Lady". And a notation on front free endpaper: " I student-taught under her (Georgene Faulkner) in Kdg., 1939-1940, Faulkner School for Girls." 182 pp. Illustrated by Elton C. Fax. Clean bright dustjacket is price clipped, has slight wear at top and bottom spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Heartwarming story of an African American girl from the Federal Housing Project for Negroes in Boston who spends two weeks in the country at White Clover Farm. 019164

Price: 175.00 USD
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Mr. Kennedy and the Negroes, Golden, Harry
12 Mr. Kennedy and the Negroes
Golden, Harry
Cleveland and New York World Publishing 1964 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in original jacket. Clean red cloth boards with silver lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 319 pgs. with index. Frontis photo of John F. Kennedy at the White House with Martin Luther King and other civil rights leaders on August 28, 1963. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, price clip at top corner of front inside flap. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A serious analysis of the entire move toward civil rights for African Americans in the United States and an in-depth study of President John F. Kennedy's commitment to that social revolution. 018700

Price: 30.00 USD
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Roots, Haley, Alex
13 Roots
Haley, Alex
Garden City Doubleday 1976 0385037872 / 9780385037877 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Good Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page in unclipped jacket. Clean brown boards with black cloth spine, brown title box with gold lettering on spine. Light surface wear to corners, no fraying or fading. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 587 pp. Dustjacket has small edge chips & short closed tears, light soiling. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020290

Price: 25.00 USD
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Roots: The Saga of an American Family, Haley, Alex
14 Roots: The Saga of an American Family
Haley, Alex
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1976 0-385-03787-2 / 9780385037877 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Very clean unfaded brown boards with clean unfaded black cloth spine, brown title box with bright gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Endpapers are clean with no names, writing or bookplates, two very small surface abrasions to front free endpaper from tape removal. 587 pgs. Clean unfaded dustjacket has a few tiny closed edge tears, tiny shallow chips at top spine edge, price clip at upper corner of front inside flap. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Large 8vo. African American. 016174

Price: 65.00 USD
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The Diligent A Voyage Through the Worlds of the Slave Trade, Harms, Robert W.
15 The Diligent A Voyage Through the Worlds of the Slave Trade
Harms, Robert W.
New York Basic Books / Perseus Books Group 2001 0465028713 / 9780465028719 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition, with full number line on copyright page. Clean maroon boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean burgundy endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 466 pp. with index. Illustrated in black & white. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An astonishingly detailed look at the voyage of a single slave ship that also sheds new light on the collaborative nature of the slave trade and how it shaped morality, politics, and economics on three continents. 018067

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Bad Blood: The Scandalous Story of the Tuskegee experiment--when Government Doctors Played God and Science Went Mad, Jones, James H.
16 Bad Blood: The Scandalous Story of the Tuskegee experiment--when Government Doctors Played God and Science Went Mad
Jones, James H.
Free Press 1981 0-02-916670-5 / 9780029166703 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Very clean unfaded maroon cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 272 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few small edge nicks and very short closed edge tears, slight vertical surface wrinkle due to manufacturing on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Authentic and appalling study of government syphilis medical research on 400 African American men from 1932 to 1972. 8vo. Black History. 015492

Price: 35.00 USD
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The Past That Would Not Die, Lord, Walter
17 The Past That Would Not Die
Lord, Walter
New York Harper & Row 1965 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean black cloth boards with red and white lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean bright orange endpapers. Previous owner name and address neatly stamped on half-title page and "about the author" page at rear of book. 275 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, has one short closed edge tear on rear panel (under 1/2"). Nice photo and bio of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A master of narrative history puts into national and historical context the climactic "Meredith case," in terms of people, their actions and their motives. (Meredith Case references the riot that erupted when African American James H. Meredith enrolled in the University of Mississippi). 026404

Price: 18.00 USD
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Vibrations In Sanctuary, Marks, Jim
18 Vibrations In Sanctuary
Marks, Jim
Palo Alto, CA Jamal Publishing 1970 Revised Soft Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean black and white wraps with stapled binding. Clean author's photo on rear panel. No creasing, very tiny spot of wear at top of spine. All pages clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 65 pgs. Poetry by African American poet Jim Marks. 8 Vo. Poetry. 012979

Price: 20.00 USD
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Vibrations in Sanctuary, Marks, Jim
19 Vibrations in Sanctuary
Marks, Jim
Palo Alto, CA Jamal Publishing 1970 Stated First Paperback Edition Soft Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
White paper wraps with stapled binding; photo of author and child on front cover, black border decoration. Slight foxing to front cover, none on back cover. Pages are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 49 pgs. 8vo. Poetry. 012980

Price: 20.00 USD
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Where the Shoe Pinches, Massey, Thomas H.
20 Where the Shoe Pinches
Massey, Thomas H.
Thomas H. Massey 1951 First Edition, First Printing Signed
Softcover book (6" x 9") with gray paper wraps (no chipping, creasing or tears, clean, with slight age-toning). Small previous owner name at lower left corner of front cover. 61 pp. All pages clean, binding is tight. SIGNED by author on title page: "Hope you like it -- Thomas Massey - 9/20/51." Very scarce book about African American life. 020082

Price: 60.00 USD
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