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51.

The Wantons
London: Ortolan PRess, [1966]. First English Language Edition. Octavo (20.5cm.); original simulated cloth in white pictorial price-clipped dust jacket; 140pp. Rear jacket panel a bit rubbed, else Fine. "A Searing Study of the Humiliation of Women in Modern Sicily" (jacket cover). Based on over 600 interviews with Sicilian men and...
[Item #25525]
Price: $35.00
 
The Wantons
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The Truth About Woman
London: Eveleigh Nash, 1913. First Edition. Sociological and historical study of woman through the lens of "difference feminism," in which the author argues that the Women's Movement is too concerned in having the freedom of living and working in the same capacity as men, believing that "this was a wastage...
[Item #25524]
Price: $60.00
 
The Truth About Woman
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A Bill of Particulars
New York: David McKay Company, [1955]. First Edition. Octavo (21cm.); original boards in red pictorial dust jacket; [10],304pp. Some rubbing, chips and short closed tears along jacket extremities, else Very Good and sound. Novel about a female lawyer "pioneering in a new profession," and facing the choice between a successful...
[Item #25523]
Price: $25.00
 
A Bill of Particulars
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The Big Black Fire
Los Angeles: Holloway House Publishing Co. [1969]. First Edition. First printing. 12mo (17.5cm.); original black pictorial wrappers by Don Weller; 312,[8](ads)pp. Pages uniformly toned, else Fine. "An Original Holloway House Edition." Biography of Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion, billed as "The Real Story of the 'White Hope.'"
[Item #25520]
Price: $20.00
 
The Big Black Fire
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70 Soul Secrets of Sapphire
[San Francisco: Sapphire Publishing Company, 1973]. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); original white pictorial card wrappers; unpaged; 70 cartoons, each accompanied with an epithet regarding "Sapphire," "a jive named used to refer to a Black woman" (see introduction). Tanning and scattered foxing to front wrapper edges; Near Fine and unread. Publication...
[Item #25519]
Price: $20.00
 
70 Soul Secrets of Sapphire
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Bottom Pig: A Novel in Three Stories
New York: William-Frederick Press, 1978. First Edition. Octavo (22cm.); original cloth in white pictorial dust jacket; [12],139pp. About Fine. Novel described as "a key to tribal rituals, whiteness that gets rid of blacks, blackness that gets rid of whites--and a key to an integrated America too sobering to seem likely...
[Item #25516]
Price: $20.00
 
Bottom Pig: A Novel in Three Stories
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A Time of Black Devotion
Ashland, OH: Ashland Poetry Press, [1971]. First Edition. Louisiana-born poet, whose work primarily addresses racial tensions, beginning with the poem "The White Man Pressed the Locks," in which a white man locks his car doors while driving "down the concrete vein." Also includes poems dedicated to Frantz Fanon and Martin...
[Item #25515]
Price: $40.00
 
A Time of Black Devotion
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Soon, One Morning: New Writing by American Negroes, 1940-1962
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1963. First American Edition. Sizable anthology of fiction, letters, poems and essays by well-known African American authors. Contributors include James Baldwin, Gwendolyn Brooks, Ralph Ellison, Chester Himes, Robert Hayden, Langston Hughes, LeRoi Jones, Willard Motley, Ann Petry, Dorothy West, and Richard Wright, et al. First...
[Item #25512]
Price: $75.00
 
Soon, One Morning: New Writing by American Negroes, 1940-1962
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If Words Could Set Us Free: Poems
Jericho, NY: Exposition Press, [1974]. First Edition. Octavo (21cm.); original buckram in white pictorial dust jacket; 59pp. In original shrinkwrap. Fine. Virginia-born African American social worker and author, whose poetry "reflects the Black renaissance which is etching itself so deeply on the conscience and consciousness of today" (upper jacket flap).
[Item #25507]
Price: $40.00
 
If Words Could Set Us Free: Poems
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The Kandi Man [cover title]
[Detroit: Broadside Press, 1970]. First Edition. Arkansas-born African American poet's first book, at the time a PhD candidate at the University of Detroit. Includes several Detroit-themed poems. BAILEY, p. 26. Octavo (21.5cm.); original white pictorial wrappers; 27pp. A touch dust-soiled, else Fine.
[Item #25503]
Price: $35.00
 
The Kandi Man [cover title]
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Black Poets Write On! An Anthology of Black Philadelphian Poets
Philadelphia: Black History Museum Committee, 1970. First Edition. Introduction by Harold Franklin. Anthology of poetry by local African-American authors, many of whom are high school and college students, published using funds donated by the black community. Octavo (21cm.); original yellow pictorial staplebound wrappers; unpaged. Fine.
[Item #25501]
Price: $30.00
 
Black Poets Write On! An Anthology of Black Philadelphian Poets
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Jump Bad: A New Chicago Anthology
Detroit: Broadside Press, [1971]. First Edition. First printing. Octavo (21.5cm.); original white wrappers printed in red and black; 188,[4](ads)pp. Some foxing to wrappers, else Very Good and sound. Includes multiple contributions by Don L. Lee, Ronda Davis, Johari Amini, and others. With an introduction by Brooks.
[Item #25499]
Price: $20.00
 
Jump Bad: A New Chicago Anthology
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To Raise the Dead and Foretell the Future [cover title]
[New York: New Lafayette Theatre, 1970]. First Edition. Long poem published to coincide with Bullins's collective play A Ritual to Raise the Dead and Foretell the Future, composed during his tenure with the New Lafayette Theatre in Harlem. Considered one of the leading playwrights of the Black Arts Movements, Bullins...
[Item #25498]
Price: $25.00
 
To Raise the Dead and Foretell the Future [cover title]
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The Blue Bed
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co. 1938. First Edition. Octavo. Blue cloth, lettered in yellow on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 245pp. Tight, clean, VG or better copy in the original dustwrapper, lightly soiled and edge-worn, with a few closed nicks and tears, Very Good. The acclaimed Welsh author's first...
[Item #25496]
Price: $60.00
 
The Blue Bed
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Tell Me How Willing Slaves Be
DeRidder, LA: Energy BlackSouth Press, [1976]. First Edition. First printing. Octavo (21cm.); original tan printed staplebound wrappers; unpaged. Fine. Errata slip laid in. Hoo-Doo Chapbookseries, no. 1 of a projected 13 volumes. African-American author's first poetry collection, published by Amos Zu-Bolton's Energy BlackSouth Press.
[Item #25495]
Price: $75.00
 
Tell Me How Willing Slaves Be
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The Virgin and the Swine
Chicago: Willett, Clark & Company, 1936. First Edition. Tall octavo. Tan cloth boards, stamped in red and black on spine and front cover; maroon top-stain; dustjacket; 312pp. Tight, clean copy, Near Fine, in original dustwrapper, llightly rubbed overall with a small (.
[Item #25492]
Price: $200.00
 
The Virgin and the Swine
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Les Religions Africaines comme source de Valeurs de Civilisation. Colloque organisé par la Societé Africaine de Culture avec l'aide et sous le haut patronage du Gouvernement du Dahomey et avec le concours de l'Unesco
Paris: Présence Africaine, 1972. First Edition. Octavo; printed wrappers; 427pp. Fine - an unread, unmarked copy. Contributions by Alioune Diop, Vincent Mulago, D.M. Dos Santos, others.
[Item #25491]
Price: $45.00
 
Les Religions Africaines comme source de Valeurs de Civilisation. Colloque organisé par la Societé Africaine de Culture avec l'aide et sous le haut patronage du Gouvernement du Dahomey et avec le concours de l'Unesco
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Paul Vesey's Ledger
London: Paul Breman, 1975. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); original grey pictorial wrappers; 20pp.; printed on grey stock. Fine. Heritage Series, vol. 27. Selected poems from previously published collections by the Ohio-born poet and World War II Lieutenant. "Paul Vesey" refers to the pseudonym under which Allen's first book, Elfenbein Zahne...
[Item #25490]
Price: $25.00
 
Paul Vesey's Ledger
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Salt House
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1934. First Edition. Octavo. Green cloth boards; dustjacket; yellow top-stain; 294pp. Tight, Near Fine copy in the original dustwrapper, sun-darkened on spine else better than Very Good. Portrait of a Depression-era love triangle, set among the dune-shacks of Provincetown on Cape Cod. Hazel Hawthorne...
[Item #25488]
Price: $300.00
 
Salt House
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Little Rays for the Dark Places
N.p. William Henry Atkinson, 1968. First Edition. Octavo (20cm.); original grey pictorial wrappers; [2],v,[1],102pp. Wrappers a bit foxed along top edge, else About Fine. The author's second poetry collection, including pieces from Atkinson's first book, Thinking Aloud in Verse (1963). FRENCH, Afro-American Poetry and Drama, 1760-1975, p. 148.
[Item #25487]
Price: $40.00
 
Little Rays for the Dark Places
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The Murders at Loon Lake
New York: Alfred H. King, 1933. First Edition. Octavo. Brown cloth boards, stamped in black on spine and front cover; light blue top-stain; dustjacket; 253pp. Previous owner's bookplate, else a tight, near fine copy in the original pictorial dustwrapper by Politzer, slightly nicked at extremities but still bright, complete, and...
[Item #25486]
Price: $200.00
 
The Murders at Loon Lake
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Listen for the Voices
New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1939. First Edition. Octavo. Green cloth boards; dustjacket; deep blue top-stain; 387pp. Illustrations by William Cox. Tight, Near Fine copy in lightly rubbed, very slightly spine-faded dustwrapper; Very Good. Historical novel of Concord, Massachusetts spanning the years 1848-1851. Though fictional, many actual personages are included...
[Item #25485]
Price: $60.00
 
Listen for the Voices
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Thinking Aloud in Verse
N.p. William H. Atkinson, Sr. 1963. First Edition. Small octavo (19cm.); original tan printed staplebound wrappers; 40pp.; author photograph on title page. Fine. The author's first book of poems, most touching on religious and racial themes. A second collection, Little Rays for the Dark Places, also self-published, appeared in 1968...
[Item #25484]
Price: $50.00
 
Thinking Aloud in Verse
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Peccadilloes
New York: John Day, 1929. First Edition. Small octavo. Yellow cloth, dustjacket; 233pp. Board edges soiled, else Very Good, in the original Art Deco dustwrapper by Gorska, lightly rubbed and soiled with a few small chips to extremities, Very Good. Uncommon collection of short stories by the Hubin-listed, Alabama-born mystery...
[Item #25482]
Price: $50.00
 
Peccadilloes
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Peter Whiffle: His Life and Works
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1922. First Edition. Octavo. Linen-backed, batik-decorated boards; paper spine label; black top-stain; dustwrapper; 247pp. Nice, tight copy, just lightly faded at board extremities, in the scarce original dustwrapper, unclipped but mildly eroded at spine ends and with gentle soil at flap-folds; still easily Very Good...
[Item #25481]
Price: $200.00
 
Peter Whiffle: His Life and Works

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