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1 Boysi Himself
Allan, Glenn
New York Samuel Curl, Inc. 1946 First 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

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The Afro-American Novel and Its Tradition, Bell, Bernard W.
2 The Afro-American Novel and Its Tradition
Bell, Bernard W.
Amherst The University of Massachusetts Press 1987 0-87023-568-0 / 9780870235689 First 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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Man Eater Motel - And Other Stops on the Railway to Nowhere: An East African Traveler's Nighbook, Boyles, Denis
3 Man Eater Motel - And Other Stops on the Railway to Nowhere: An East African Traveler's Nighbook
Boyles, Denis
New York Ticknor and Fields 1991 0-395-58082-X / 9780395580820 First Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean beige boards (one tiny small faint spot on lower edge of front board), clean brown cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Maps on endpapers. Illustrated with photographs. 253 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. "Denis Boyles tells the truth about Africa, something few modern writers do. He tells the truth about Africa in a way no one has dared to since Evelyn Waugh. And he faced very real dangers looking for that truth. Neither his courage nor his humor failed him." - P. J. O'Rourke 8 vo.. Adventure. 011044

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An American Family on the African Frontier: The Burnham Family Letters, 1893-1896, Bradford, Mary and Richard
4 An American Family on the African Frontier: The Burnham Family Letters, 1893-1896
Bradford, Mary and Richard
Roberts Rinehart 1993 1-879373-66-1 / 9781879373662 Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean beige cloth boards with red metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. Small remainder mark on bottom page edges. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 007798

Price: 14.00 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 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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Adventures of An African Slaver - Being a True Account of the Life of Captain Theodore Canot, Trader in Gold, Ivory & Slaves on the Coast of Guinea: His Own Story As Told in the Year 1854 to Brantz Mayer, Canot, Captain Theodore
6 Adventures of An African Slaver - Being a True Account of the Life of Captain Theodore Canot, Trader in Gold, Ivory & Slaves on the Coast of Guinea: His Own Story As Told in the Year 1854 to Brantz Mayer
Canot, Captain Theodore
Cleveland / New York World Publishing 1942 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Tower Books Edition in clean dust jacket. Clean red cloth boards with black lettering and decoration on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean blank endpapers (slight tanning) - no names, writing or bookplates. Red top-stained page edges on all three sides. Edited with an Introduction by Malcolm Cowley. 376 pages. Clean dust jacket has some very shallow edge chipping. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026700

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The Emperor of Ocean Park, Carter, Stephen L
7 The Emperor of Ocean Park
Carter, Stephen L
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2002 0375413634 / 9780375413636 First Hardback Very Good+ Fine Jacket Signed
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, SIGNED by author, in clean original unclipped jacket. Clean red boards with black spine, bright silver lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Very slight surface wear to board edges, no bumping. Clean endpapers; no previous owner markings. Briefly inscribed and signed, dated by author on title page. 657 pp. Clean unfaded jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Sign first edition of author's fiction debut which won high acclaim from the critics. The book is set in two privileged worlds: the upper crust African American society of the Eastern seaboard and the inner circle of an Ivy League law school. It tells the story of a complex family with a single, seductive link to the shadowlands of crime. 019521

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The Emperor of Ocean Park, Carter, Stephen L.
8 The Emperor of Ocean Park
Carter, Stephen L.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2002 0-375-41363-4 / 9780375413636 First Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition, signed by author. Clean unfaded red boards with black spine, bright silver lettering on spine. Hint of slightest surface wear to corners. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. No other marks, writing or bookplates. 657 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Author's first novel which won great reviews, this is a novel of suspense as well as a work of astute social observation. Set in two privileged worlds: the upper crust African American society of the eastern seaboard--old families who summer on Martha's Vineyard--and the inner circle of an Ivy League law school. 8vo. Fiction. 015567

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Valley of Gold, Cartwright, A. P.
9 Valley of Gold
Cartwright, A. P.
Capetown Howard Timmins 1961 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean yellow cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Map & decoration on endpapers. Some glue residue to endpapers (1961 "The Natal Daily News" newspaper articles on South African gold mining enclosed -- had been glued in by edges but are now enclosed loose). 194 pgs. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has some small edge & corner chips, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Africa. 008124

Price: 12.00 USD
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Elephants Arrive at Half-past Five, Chase, Ilka
10 Elephants Arrive at Half-past Five
Chase, Ilka
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1963 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Later printing of the first edition, SIGNED by Ilka Chase, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. Very slight surface wear to corners at base of spine. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. No previous owner markings. Signed on half-title page by author: "Ilka Chase". Illustrated with black and white photographs. 269 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, no chips, hint of very slight edge wear. Nice photo of author astride a camel on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Ilka Chase and her husband, Dr. Norton Brown, take the reader on a photo-safari through East Africa. 026332

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Splintered Darkness, Chisolm, William Mason
11 Splintered Darkness
Chisolm, William Mason
Brooklyn, NY Trilon Press 1953 First Hardcover Good+ no dustjacket Signed
First Edition, inscribed and signed by author. Blue paper-covered boards with silver lettering on cover and spine. Sunning to spine and edges. Spot of wear to one corner tip. Binding is tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "To Merrell Lorothra (sp?) and the children. Expressing thanks for the courtesies extended over the years. Blessings Always, Bill - William Mason Chisolm - December 14, 1953." 86 pages. 022859

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The African Giant: The Story of a Journey, Cloete, Stuart
12 The African Giant: The Story of a Journey
Cloete, Stuart
London Collins 1956 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Very clean red cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on spine. No fraying, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (illustrated with maps); no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black & white photographs & maps. 448 pgs. with index. Dustjacket has small corner price clip at lower front inside flap edge, a few tiny edge chips and very short closed edge tears, clean except for faint shallow water mark to upper spine corner of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Africa. 015139

Price: 22.00 USD
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J. Poindexter, Colored, Cobb, Irvin S.
13 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

Price: 25.00 USD
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Tuskegee's Heroes, Cooper, Charlie and Ann
14 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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The Legacy of Ladysmith, Crane, John Kenny
15 The Legacy of Ladysmith
Crane, John Kenny
Linden Press/Simon & Schuster 1986 0-671-60586-0 / 9780671605865 First Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket Signed
Blue gray boards with charcoal gray cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. INSCRIBED, dated and SIGNED by author on half-title. 398 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, has not been price clipped, and is enclosed in new archival quality mylar cove. "The Legacy of Ladysmith" is at once a historical tragedy and a contemporary thriller. It vaults from the brutal battlefields of the Boer War to the unquiet halls of Castle Menzies in present-day Scotland." 8vo. Historical Fiction. 009430

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Skyways to a Jungle Laboratory - An African Adventure, Crile, Grace
16 Skyways to a Jungle Laboratory - An African Adventure
Crile, Grace
New York W. W. Norton 1936 First Hardcover Very Good no Dust jacket 
Stated First Edition. Blue cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, slight fading to edges and to background of spine. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs. 240 pages. The author accompanied her husband, Dr. George Crile, famous American surgeon and research scientist, on his expedition to Africa and she kept a personal record of their journey by air from London to the laboratory established in the Great Rift Valley, and of the days spent deep in the jungle. 027233

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Skyways to a Jungle Laboratory - An African Adventure, Crile, Grace
17 Skyways to a Jungle Laboratory - An African Adventure
Crile, Grace
New York W. W. Norton 1936 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by the author ( association copy - inscribed to her friend) - in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Inscribed and signed on front free endpaper by the author: "To Armenie Lawson with greetings and best wishes from her old friend - Grace Crile." Two articles about Grace Crile and her husband, their book and their African adventures are laid in, and have caused some brown shadowing to front free endpapers. Otherwise there are no marks, pages are clean. Illustrated with wonderful photographs. 240 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, slight wear to spine ends, slight rubbing to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. When Mrs. Crile accompanied her husband, Dr. George Crile, famous American surgeon, on his scientific expedition to Africa, she kept a day by day record of the journey to and from Africa by airplane and the days spent in the jungle. Mrs. Crile was a keen and delightful observer and from the moment their airplane rises at Croydon, the reader is under her magic spell. 026256

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Deep are the Roots, d'Usseau, Arnaud and James Gow
18 Deep are the Roots
d'Usseau, Arnaud and James Gow
New York Charles Scribner 1946 First 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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19 Growing Up Black
David, Jay (editor)
New York William Morrow & Co. 1968 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean gray boards with black cloth spine, red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean. Red endpapers. Small inscription on front free endpaper. 256 pgs. Clean dustjacket is price clipped, has some corner wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Black Interest. 008396

Price: 10.00 USD
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20 Black-Alice
Demijohn, Thom
Garden City Doubleday 1968 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good+ Fine Jacket 
Clean orange-brown boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear to boards. Binding is tight, no cracking. Small P/O ink stamped name on front free endpaper. 224 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Novel. 004820

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