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51.

Spartacus
New York: By the Author, 1951. Fast's best-known work, self-published due to the unwillingness of mainstream publishers to work with a blacklisted author. Perhaps the most important left-wing novel of the post-war era, praised by Walter Rideout as a demonstration of "...how an already established form, the traditional historical novel...
[Item #20343]
Price: $50.00
 
Spartacus
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Caesar in Abyssinia
Boston: Little, Brown & Co. 1937. First Edition. Analysis of the Italo-Ethiopian War, by a British war correspondent in Addis Ababa. Highly critical of Great Britain's failure to intervene against Mussolini. In the seldom-seen, Roland Cosimini dustwrapper depicting a monumental Mussolini looming over the oppressed Ethiopian populace, with tanks and...
[Item #20341]
Price: $250.00
 
Caesar in Abyssinia
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The Yoke and the Arrows: A Report On Spain
New York: George Braziller, 1957. Second Printing. Octavo (21cm). Cloth boards; dustjacket; 203pp. Tight straight copy in lightly soiled dustwrapper with small ink mark to front panel; Very Good. Account of Spanish life & culture under the Franco regime, drawn mostly from Matthews's long career as a New York Times...
[Item #20339]
Price: $25.00
 
The Yoke and the Arrows: A Report On Spain
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Sugar is Sweet: A Course on the Caribbean Islands for Junior Boys and Girls
New York: Friendship Press, 1930. First Edition. Juvenile reader on Caribbean culture, with emphasis on race relations, from a small Methodist publishing house. Includes chapters on Haiti, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, etc. OCLC notes 20+ locations, but the book is somewhat uncommon in trade; this a well-preserved and attractive copy...
[Item #20336]
Price: $40.00
 
Sugar is Sweet: A Course on the Caribbean Islands for Junior Boys and Girls
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Gabriel Over The White House: A Novel of the Presidency
New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1933. First Edition. Novel in which a political hack becomes President during the height of the Depression and undergoes a metamorphosis into an incorruptible statesman after a near-fatal accident. Basis for the 1933 Gregory La Cava film staring Walter Huston, Karen Morley, and Franchot Tone...
[Item #20331]
Price: $300.00
 
Gabriel Over The White House: A Novel of the Presidency
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Christmas in Biafra and Other Poems
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1973. First Edition. Scarce collection of the author's poetry, comprised of the 23 poems written for the Nigerian release of Beware, Soul Brother and Other Poems (several re-written and revised for this volume), and adding 7 later poems. First Printing. Octavo; black and tan...
[Item #20330]
Price: $75.00
 
Christmas in Biafra and Other Poems
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Second the Emotion
Brooklyn, NY: Richard Fulani, 1974. First Edition. The third of three slim volumes of Pan-Africanist poetry written by Fulani, a former professor of Afroamerican literature at State University of New York / College at old Westbury. The wrapper colors of the three books comprise the colors of the traditional flag...
[Item #20326]
Price: $35.00
 
Second the Emotion
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Dark Reflections and Souldiers
Brooklyn, NY: Richard Fulani, 1973. First Edition. The second of three slim volumes of Pan-Africanist poetry written by Fulani, a former professor of Afroamerican literature at State University of New York / College at old Westbury. The wrapper colors of the three books comprise the colors of the traditional flag...
[Item #20325]
Price: $25.00
 
Dark Reflections and Souldiers
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Discovery, Revolution & Understanding
[Brooklyn, NY]: Richard Fulani, 1973. First Edition. The first of three slim volumes of Pan-Africanist poetry written by Fulani, a former professor of Afroamerican literature at State University of New York / College at old Westbury. The wrapper colors of the three books comprise the colors of the traditional flag...
[Item #20324]
Price: $35.00
 
Discovery, Revolution & Understanding
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The Character and Legislation of The Rhodesian Front since UDI
London: Africa Bureau, [1968]. First Edition. Octavo (22cm). Printed paper wrappers; 15pp. Minor edge-creasing; Very Good. Examination of the developing character of the Rhodesian Front, with particular attention to the "racialist and authoritarian character of the Rhodesian Front's pattern of government."
[Item #20323]
Price: $25.00
 
The Character and Legislation of The Rhodesian Front since UDI
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The Tragedy of Apartheid. A Journalist's Experiences in the South African Riots
London: George Allen & Unwin, 1961. First Edition. Octavo. Black cloth boards; dustjacket; 217pp. Fine copy in lightly dusted, price-clipped dustwrapper, Near Fine.
[Item #20322]
Price: $25.00
 
The Tragedy of Apartheid. A Journalist's Experiences in the South African Riots
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The Poetry, Life and Opinions of Sa'adu Zungur
Zaria: Northern Nigerian Publishing Company, 1974. First Edition. Octavo (22cm). Staple-bound, pictorial card wrappers; 109pp. Includes bibliography. Corners bumped, with consequent creasing to wrapper edges; text clean, tight and unmarked. Good.
[Item #20321]
Price: $25.00
 
The Poetry, Life and Opinions of Sa'adu Zungur
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As I See It (Prose-Poetry-Free Verse)
Washington DC: Nuclassics and Science Publishing Company, 1974. First Edition. First collection of poems by this husband and wife, with themes centered strongly on race and the urban black experience. First Printing. Slim octavo; photo-illustrated wrappers, stapled; 40pp. Faint spotting to top edge of text, else Fine.
[Item #20320]
Price: $30.00
 
As I See It (Prose-Poetry-Free Verse)
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Club Nation et Développement du Sénégal, 1972
Paris: Présence Africaine, 1972. First Edition. Octavo. Glossy card wrappers; 323pp. Slight cover soil, else Near Fine. An apparently unread copy. Essays on class and economic development by Senegalese writers including Joseph Mathiam, Doudou Gueye, Babacar Ba, Amadou Samb, Gueye N'Diaye, others.
[Item #20319]
Price: $45.00
 
Club Nation et Développement du Sénégal, 1972
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Through Malan's Africa: Land of Hope and Fear
Garden City: Doubleday, 1954. First Edition. Octavo. Black cloth boards, titled in white and red on spine; dustjacket; 317pp. Tight, Near Fine copy in slightly rubbed pictorial dustwrapper with a few tiny nicks at extremities; Very Good. American journalist's analysis of the South African apartheid state under the ministry of...
[Item #20318]
Price: $30.00
 
Through Malan's Africa: Land of Hope and Fear
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Forge Negro-Labor Unity for Peace and Jobs
New York: Harlem Trade Union Council, 1950. First Edition. 12mo (18cm). Staple-bound pamphlet. Pictorial paper wrappers; 15pp. Cover portrait. Moderate toning, wear and soil; about Very Good. Text transcript of a speech made by Robeson at a meeting of the National Labor Conference for Negro Rights in Chicago, June 10, 1950.
[Item #20316]
Price: $30.00
 
Forge Negro-Labor Unity for Peace and Jobs
67.

A Lynch Tree Grows In Brooklyn
New York: Brooklyn Communist Party, [1948]. Anonymous CP author's commentary on the police murder of William Milton, an unarmed, African-American community organizer and Communist Party member. On a summer night in 1948, Milton and his brother were kicked out of a Williamsburg bar by an irate, racist bartender; fleeing the...
[Item #20315]
Price: $125.00
 
A Lynch Tree Grows In Brooklyn
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Nigeria Answers Questions
Apapa: Federal Ministry of Information, [1969]. First Edition. Octavo (22cm). Stapled card wrappers; 13pp. Mild external soil; internally fresh and unmarked; Very Good. Federalist anti-Igbo propaganda relating to the Nigerian Civil War (1967-1970), clearly intended to counter Igbo claims of genocide and starvation.
[Item #20314]
Price: $45.00
 
Nigeria Answers Questions
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Thirty-Sixth Annual Report of the Colored Home. 1875-76. The Colored Home is in Sixty-fifth Street, below First Avenue. Application for Admission may be made to Dr. Sam'l Whitall, at the Home
New York: S. Angell, 1876. First Edition. Annual report, printed for subscribers. Includes Secretary's Report, report of the Attending Physician, financial statements, and a list of subscribers. Among the obituaries for the preceding year, the following, for one Martha Costello, strikes us as a masterpiece of damnation by faint praise...
[Item #20313]
Price: $200.00
 
Thirty-Sixth Annual Report of the Colored Home. 1875-76. The Colored Home is in Sixty-fifth Street, below First Avenue. Application for Admission may be made to Dr. Sam'l Whitall, at the Home
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Why Watts Exploded: How the Ghetto Fought Back
New York: Merit Publishers, 1969. Third printing (first issued in 1966). Octavo (22cm); staple-bound pictorial paper wrappers; 21pp. Fine. Far left perspective on the Watts riots. Merit Publishers was the official publishing arm of the Trotskyist Socialist Workers Party, superseded by Pathfinder Press in 1969.
[Item #20312]
Price: $25.00
 
Why Watts Exploded: How the Ghetto Fought Back
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Clinton, Tennessee: A Tentative Description and Analysis of the School Desegregation Crisis [Field Reports on Desegregation in the South, FR2]
New York: Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, [1957]. First Edition. Octavo. Staple-bound self-wrappers; 24pp. Slight external toning and soil; Very Good. Analysis of school desegregation in this medium-sized city in east Tennessee. "There are a few people who favor desegregation and see it as a moral rather than a legal...
[Item #20310]
Price: $35.00
 
Clinton, Tennessee: A Tentative Description and Analysis of the School Desegregation Crisis [Field Reports on Desegregation in the South, FR2]
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Mabel, The Sweet Honey that Poured Away
Onitsha: Membership Bookshop, [1971]. Fourth Edition. A cautionary tale about a Nigerian girl named Mabel, who, once she goes down the path of sexual promiscuity, ultimately comes to a very bad end. One of numerous examples of the popular market literature that flourished in West African market stalls in the...
[Item #20309]
Price: $85.00
 
Mabel, The Sweet Honey that Poured Away
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Adventures of the Four Stars
Onitsha: Highbred Maxwell / Students Own Bookshop, [1965]. First Edition. Short fiction modeled after tales of Texas gunslingers, depicting African guys in a West Lagos setting. One of numerous examples of the popular market literature that flourished in West African market stalls in the 1960's-70's, especially in Nigeria. HOGG 228...
[Item #20308]
Price: $85.00
 
Adventures of the Four Stars
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Echoes From The Lagoon
Ibadan (Nigeria): Onibonoje Press & Book Industries, 1973. First Edition. 12mo (18cm). Pictorial card wrappers; 95pp. Bit of external dusting to wrappers, else Fine and unread. Published as the fifth volume in Onibonoje's "African Literature Series." Three-act drama. Three photographic text illustrations (halftones) depicting scenes from the play. The Nigerian...
[Item #20306]
Price: $45.00
 
Echoes From The Lagoon
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Le Rescapé de L'Ethylos
Paris: Présence Africaine, 1963. First Edition. Malian author's second published novel, an anti-colonialist tract based on his own experiences in the Malian independence movement. At the time of publication, Gologo was Minister of Information for the Republic of Mali (formerly French Sudan). Uncommon in the trade. Octavo (19cm). Original orange...
[Item #20305]
Price: $50.00
 
Le Rescapé de L'Ethylos

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