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Raw Milk
New York: Kioka Publications, 1972. First Edition. Octavo. Pictorial card wrappers; 48pp; illus. Small bump to upper corner of text, else a Fine, unworn and apparently unread copy. Harlem author's self-published first (and to our knowledge, only) book of poems.
[Item #20194]
Price: $30.00
 
Raw Milk
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Blues For an African Princess
Chicago: Third World Press, 1973. Second Printing. Octavo. Pictorial card wrappers; 36pp. Bit of soil to covers, still a tight, Near Fine copy. African-American poet's uncommon second book, following his controversial 1969 novel The Spook Who Sat By The Door.
[Item #20193]
Price: $25.00
 
Blues For an African Princess
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The Gospel Blues and Poetry of Eugene McDaniels
New York: Charles Hansen Music and Books, N.d. [ca 1972]. First Edition. Collects lyrics and music from the Atlantic recording star's later, "Black consciousness" period, including his best-known social protest anthem "Compared to What"; photographs by Vincent Aiosa. Somewhat uncommon, especially in nice condition. Quarto (28cm). Pictorial glossy card wrappers;...
[Item #20191]
Price: $75.00
 
The Gospel Blues and Poetry of Eugene McDaniels
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Soul Motion II
Nashville: Division of Cultural Research, Department of Art / Fisk University, N.d. [ca 1970]. First, Limited Edition. Quarto (28cm). Stapled card wrappers; 19pp; illus. Slight vertical crease to text block; bit of external soil; Very Good. Limited to 500 numbered copies. "This book of poems, a senior project in art...
[Item #20190]
Price: $45.00
 
Soul Motion II
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Christmas Pardons for the Harlan Miners
New York: Kentucky Miners Defense Committee, [1937]. First Edition. Fundraising leaflet for the four Harlan County miners who were framed for murder following a clash with mine-guards. Front cover prints a poem, "Mourn Not The Dead," by the IWW poet Ralph Chaplin. OCLC locates a single copy only (UMASS Amherst)...
[Item #20189]
Price: $75.00
 
Christmas Pardons for the Harlan Miners
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De Mayor of Harlem
New York: Dutton, 1970. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth-backed, paper-covered boards; 128pp. Fine, tight copy in unworn jacket, slightly toned on spine and extremities, still Near Fine. First published book by the important African-American poet, influential member of the Umbra group and founding editor of its journal Umbra.
[Item #20186]
Price: $40.00
 
De Mayor of Harlem
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Labor Record of the Republican Party and its Candidate Theodore Roosevelt
[Milwaukee: Allied Printing]: 1904. First Edition. Rare pro-Roosevelt leaflet from his first Presidential campaign, addressed to workers, highlighting Roosevelt's pro-labor and reform record. A fragile and rare piece of Rooseveltiana; OCLC notes only three locations; none others in commerce (2014). Pamphlet. Printed self-wraps (folded sheets, unbound); 16pp. Paper toned and...
[Item #20183]
Price: $75.00
 
Labor Record of the Republican Party and its Candidate Theodore Roosevelt
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Mary Ellen Shadd's 1959 Negro Business Directory, State of Wisconsin. 6th Edition
Milwaukee: Mary Ellen Shadd, 1959. Scarce Negro directory, issued by the publisher of the Milwaukee Defender, Wisconsin's only black-owned paper. Includes hundreds of ads for black-owned businesses, nearly all in Milwaukee. Quite uncommon; only five locations noted in OCLC for any holdings, none appearing to include this edition. Sixth edition...
[Item #20178]
Price: $250.00
 
Mary Ellen Shadd's 1959 Negro Business Directory, State of Wisconsin. 6th Edition
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Negroes With Guns
New York: Marzani & Munsell, 1962. First Edition. Account of events in Monroe, N.C. in the summer of 1961, when Black residents armed themselves in self-defense against the Ku Klux Klan. Written by Robert F. Williams, the movement's organizer. Williams would later be framed on a kidnaping charge (he accused...
[Item #20171]
Price: $50.00
 
Negroes With Guns
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The Wright Poems
London: Paul Breman, 1972. First Edition. First printing. Staple-bound pictorial card wrappers; 20pp. A fine, fresh copy, free of markings or wear. Issued as Volume Eighteen in Breman's "Heritage Series" of African-American poetry chapbooks.
[Item #20170]
Price: $15.00
 
The Wright Poems
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Catechism of d neoamerican hoodoo church
London: Paul Breman, 1971. Second edition [i.e., Printing]. Octavo. Pictorial card wrappers; 28pp. Fine, unread copy, free of markings or significant wear. States "Second Edition"; actually a second printing, printed from the same setting of type. An uncommonly fresh copy. Issued as Volume Eleven in Breman's "Heritage Series" of African-American...
[Item #20169]
Price: $30.00
 
Catechism of d neoamerican hoodoo church
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Catechism of d neoamerican hoodoo church
London: Paul Breman, 1970. First Edition. Octavo. Pictorial card wrappers; 28pp. Crease to corner of rear wrapper, else a clean, fresh copy, Very Good. Issued as Volume Eleven in Breman's "Heritage Series" of African-American poetry chapbooks.
[Item #20168]
Price: $30.00
 
Catechism of d neoamerican hoodoo church
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Down Nigger Paved Streets
Detroit: Broadside Press, 1972. First Edition. First printing. Octavo (18cm). Staple-bound, pictorial wrappers; 28pp. Few spots of very faint spotting to front cover, else a fine, fresh copy, free of markings or significant wear. Introduction by Geneva Smitherman. Posthumous volume of work by Detroit poet Thigpen (1948-1971). Among the tougher...
[Item #20167]
Price: $75.00
 
Down Nigger Paved Streets
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Panther Man
Detroit: Broadside Press, 1970. First Edition. First printing. Octavo (22cm); stapled card wrappers; 32pp. Fine, fresh copy, free of markings or wear. The influential African-American poet's fourth book.
[Item #20166]
Price: $25.00
 
Panther Man
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The Black Bird: A Parable for Black Children [Broadside]
Fresno: Al Kitab Sudan Publication, 1968. First Edition. Broadside, 11" x 8-1/2". Fine - an unworn, apparently uncirculated copy. Brief parable by an influential founder of the Black Arts movement.
[Item #20165]
Price: $25.00
 
The Black Bird: A Parable for Black Children [Broadside]
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Parted Lovers
Aboso (Ghana): Benibengor Book Agency, 1972. Third edition. Octavo. Staple-bound, printed wrappers; 26pp. Text paper toned, else a clean, Very Good copy.
[Item #20163]
Price: $25.00
 
Parted Lovers
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Six Folk Tales
Aboso (Ghana): Benibengor Book Agency, 1969. First Edition. Octavo. Staple-bound, printed wrappers; 26pp. Text paper toned, else a clean, Very Good copy. Retellings of traditional Ghanaian folk tales by the prolific fiction writer, journalist and poet.
[Item #20162]
Price: $45.00
 
Six Folk Tales
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The night-blooming cereus
London: Paul Breman, 1972. Second Edition. Octavo; staple-bound wrappers; 16pp. Stated second edition (actually first trade edition, following a limited issue of 150 copies). Fine, unread copy, free of markings or wear. Volume 20 in Breman's "Heritage Series" of chapbooks by African-American poets.
[Item #20161]
Price: $20.00
 
The night-blooming cereus
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Jackie: A Black Children's Book
Chicago: Third World Press, 1970. First Edition. First printing. Oblong octavo (14cm x 22cm). Staple-bound, pictorial card wrappers; [32pp]; illus. Fine, apparently unread copy. Illustrated by Cheryl Jolly. Afrocentric children's book featuring an androgynous main character. Uncommon in trade; this a lovely, bright example.
[Item #20159]
Price: $125.00
 
Jackie: A Black Children's Book
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Allied Intervention in Russia 1917-1920
New York: Basic Books, 1968. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 251pp. Fine, unread copy in barely edge-rubbed jacket. A new-appearing copy.
[Item #20158]
Price: $25.00
 
Allied Intervention in Russia 1917-1920
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East 110th Street
Detroit: Broadside Press, 1973. First Edition. Octavo. Staple-bound pictorial card wrappers; 45pp. Fine: an unworn, apparently unread copy. First book by the highly-regarded Puerto Rican poet.
[Item #20157]
Price: $25.00
 
East 110th Street
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Poems by Nikki (Naomi) Grimes
New York: A Publication of "Celebrated Blackness" 1970. First Edition. Very early (possibly first) publication by the acclaimed African-American children's author, preceding her first book from a mainstream publisher by some twenty years. Illustrated by James Sneed; author's photo credit Calvin Wilson. Rare; OCLC finds one location only (Acadia University)...
[Item #20156]
Price: $125.00
 
Poems by Nikki (Naomi) Grimes
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Okike: An African Journal of New Writing. Vol. 1, no. 2 (December 1971)
Enugu, Nigeria: Nwankwo - Ifejika & Co, 1971. First Edition. Important journal of West African writing, founded by Achebe and with editorial direction from Wole Soyinka, Romanus Egudu, E.N. Ebiechina, and others. This issue with to Achebe contributions - "Remembrance Day," a poem; and "Civil Peace," a short story; as...
[Item #20154]
Price: $30.00
 
Okike: An African Journal of New Writing. Vol. 1, no. 2 (December 1971)
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The First Two Moscow Trials: Why? Preface by Roy E. Burt
Chicago: Socialist Party U.S.A. 1937. First Edition. Octavo (23cm). Pictorial card wrappers; 190pp. Light external soil, rubbing and wear; ownership signature; Very Good. Analysis of the Moscow show trials from a Socialist, strongly anti-Stalinist perspective.
[Item #20147]
Price: $25.00
 
The First Two Moscow Trials: Why? Preface by Roy E. Burt
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American Labor Songs of the Nineteenth Century
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1975. First Edition. Standard and definitive collection of labor songs from the late Colonial period through the Progressive Era. A great copy. Quarto. Blue cloth boards; dustjacket; xvii, 356pp; illus. Fine, tight, unmarked copy in a crisp and unworn jacket, Near Fine.
[Item #20138]
Price: $25.00
 
American Labor Songs of the Nineteenth Century


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