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126.

Love Bones
Dallas: Matanah / Cecil Neal, 1974. First Edition. The native Chicagoan's second book of poetry, following a 1973 volume titled Bits and Pieces. Uncommon; we note no copies in the trade, with OCLC showing fewer than two dozen holdings in member institutions. First Printing. Octavo (21cm); black and hot pink...
[Item #19457]
Price: $45.00
 
Love Bones
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Prophets For A New Day
Detroit: Broadside Press, 1970. First Edition. Walker's second collection of poetry, the follow-up to her award-winning For My People. First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); illustrated wrappers, stapled; 32pp. Light rubbing to extremities, else Near Fine. A very bright copy.
[Item #19455]
Price: $75.00
 
Prophets For A New Day
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We Walk the Way of the New World
Detroit: Broadside Press, 1970. The author's sixth book, a collection of verse. Second Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); illustrated wrappers, stapled; 71pp. Light wear to extremities, with a faint crease to front wrapper; Very Good+.
[Item #19454]
Price: $10.00
 
We Walk the Way of the New World
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Black Theatre #1: A Periodical of the Black Theatre Movement
Harlem: The New Lafayette Theatre, 1968. First Edition. First (of six) issue of this periodical dedicated to the performing arts, featuring content by Ed Bullins, Marvin X, LeRoi Jones, and Joe Goncalves, et al. Quarto (27.5m); beige and black illustrated wrappers, stapled; 31pp. Extremities lightly toned, with some faint spotting...
[Item #19451]
Price: $25.00
 
Black Theatre #1: A Periodical of the Black Theatre Movement
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Black Theatre #3: A Periodical of the Black Theatre Movement
Harlem: The New Lafayette Theatre, 1969. First Edition. Third (of six) issue of this periodical dedicated to the performing arts, featuring content by Ed Bullins, Marvin X, Duncan X, Askia Muhammad Touré, and Ben Caldwell, et al. Quarto (27.5m); beige and black illustrated wrappers, stapled; 35pp. Fine copy.
[Item #19450]
Price: $25.00
 
Black Theatre #3: A Periodical of the Black Theatre Movement
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Uptown Beat - Vol.2, No.3 (Fourth Quarter, 1969)
New York: East Harlem Writing Center, 1969. First Edition. Black literary journal which published poetry and artwork from the East Harlem Writing Center, among others. Contributors include Mosa Meisner, Anne M. Ward, Reggie Battles, Carol Henry, and Annie Laurie Chestnut, et al. OCLC notes 14 institutional holdings for any issues...
[Item #19449]
Price: $25.00
 
Uptown Beat - Vol.2, No.3 (Fourth Quarter, 1969)
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From Joan to Angela: A Bitter Ballad of Oppression and Martyrs
Los Angeles: FAD Publishers, 1971. First Edition. A lengthy poem by Conway, comparing the persecution and martyrdom of Joan of Arc to the persecution of Angela Davis. With an introduction by political activist and CPUSA member Oakley C. Johnson. OCLC notes fewer than 2 dozen copies in member institutions. Slim...
[Item #19349]
Price: $30.00
 
From Joan to Angela: A Bitter Ballad of Oppression and Martyrs
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A Black Value System
Newark: Jihad Productions, 1970. First Edition Thus. An essay wherein Baraka outlines seven principles for a Black value system, "solutions to the political dilemma of Black people." Preceded by the appearance published in The Black Scholar the previous year. Slim octavo (21.5cm); black and white wrappers, stapled; pink title page...
[Item #19343]
Price: $30.00
 
A Black Value System
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Literature For The Masses: An Analytical Study of Popular Pamphleteering In Nigeria
Enugu, Nigeria: Nwankwo-Ifejika & Co. Publishers, 1971. First Edition. Important, critical study of Nigerian market literature, a popular literature form that flourished in West African market stalls in the 1960's and 70's, most of it characterized by sensational (and even slightly prurient) content, rustic production values, and a disarmingly naive...
[Item #19293]
Price: $30.00
 
Literature For The Masses: An Analytical Study of Popular Pamphleteering In Nigeria
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Wonders Shall Never End
Onitsha: Highbred Maxwell / Students Own Bookshop, [1971]. Second Edition. An appreciation of the many wonders in life, nature, and modern innovation. 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 759. Slim octavo (19cm); chickpea...
[Item #19290]
Price: $85.00
 
Wonders Shall Never End
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Never Trust All That Love You
Onitsha: J.C. Brothers Bookshop, [1971]. 6th Edition, enlarged. "An imaginary story about a married couple who had spent most of their time in playing 'High Life.' This afterwards brought trouble into their domestic set-up." A moral tale designed to teach how to discern the character of others, since "the world...
[Item #19289]
Price: $85.00
 
Never Trust All That Love You
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How To Know When A Girl Love You Or Hates You
Onitsha: J.C. Brothers Bookshop, [1971]. First Edition. A volume of "important advice to men and women" in the form of moral parables, essentially teaching women not to trust men who aren't their husbands, and teaching men never to trust women "if you want to leave [sic] long life." One of...
[Item #19287]
Price: $85.00
 
How To Know When A Girl Love You Or Hates You
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The Life in the Prison Yard "It Is A Hard Life"
Onitsha: N.P. [n.d. but ca.1971]. Moral fiction as told by one Mr. Okorinta, an ex-convict who proceeds to detail life in the prison ward. Daily life includes eating without salt, being denied permission to smoke, and segratation from female inmates. One of numerous examples of the popular market literature that...
[Item #19286]
Price: $85.00
 
The Life in the Prison Yard "It Is A Hard Life"
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87 Years Behind the Black Curtain
Philadelphia: Rare Book Company, 1965. First Edition. Self-published memoir by this important African-American educator, who according to the dustjacket copy was the first African American to receive a Ph.D. in sociology and, at the time of publication, "the oldest Negro American Ph.D. in the U.S.A." Wright was President of Wilberforce...
[Item #19237]
Price: $75.00
 
87 Years Behind the Black Curtain
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The Mystic Masseur
New York: Vanguard, 1959. First American Edition. The Nobel Prize-winning author's first published book, a novel set in Trinidad, where a frustrated writer supports himself as a masseur, and soon becomes a revered mystic and politician. Basis for a 2001 film adaptation. First Printing. Octavo; black cloth, with titling and...
[Item #19197]
Price: $450.00
 
The Mystic Masseur
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Miguel Street
New York: Vanguard, 1960. First American Edition. A semi-autobiographical novel set in wartime Port of Spain, Trinidad. First Printing. Octavo; goldenrod cloth, with titles stamped in red and green on spine; dustjacket; 222pp. Forward lean, with a little rubbing to lower board edges; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, lightly rubbed...
[Item #19196]
Price: $125.00
 
Miguel Street
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Our Man In Havana
London: William Heinemann Limited, 1958. First U.K. Edition. Greene's novel about a vacuum cleaner salesman living in pre-revolutionary Havana who is recruited as a spy. Basis for the 1959 Carol Reed film starring Alec Guinnes, Burl Ives, and Maureen O'Hara. First Impression. Octavo; royal blue cloth, with titles stamped in...
[Item #19194]
Price: $200.00
 
Our Man In Havana
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The Quiet American
New York: Viking Press, 1956. First American Edition. Greene's prophetic novel about U.S. foreign policy failure in pre-war Indochina. Basis for two notable film adaptations: the 1958 version starring Audie Murphy, Michael Redgrave and Claude Dauphin, and the Oscar-nominated 2002 film starring Michael Caine and Brendan Fraser. First Printing. Octavo;...
[Item #19193]
Price: $80.00
 
The Quiet American
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Look! We Have Come Through!
London: Chatto and Windus, 1917. First U.K. Edition. An early collection of poems, many of which first appeared in the pages of the English Review, Poetry, Georgian Anthology and the Imagist Anthology. The first printing consisted of 1,000 copies, of whiteh 500 were sold to Huebsch as sheets for the...
[Item #19192]
Price: $300.00
 
Look! We Have Come Through!
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The House of Pride and Other Tales of Hawaii
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1912. First Edition. Collection of six stories set in the Hawaiian islands. BAL 11936. First Printing. Octavo; publisher's green 'S' cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in white, black and dark blue on spine and front panel; 232pp, [6] ads; illustrated frontispiece in black and...
[Item #19189]
Price: $500.00
 
The House of Pride and Other Tales of Hawaii
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The Game
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1905. First Edition. London's fourteenth book, a boxing novel about a boxer's final fight. BAL 11886. Second Issue, with rubber-stamp of Metropolitan Magazine Co. on copyright page. Octavo; teal vertical-ribbed cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in gilt, white, red and brown to spine and...
[Item #19188]
Price: $500.00
 
The Game
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A Son of the Sun
Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1912. First Edition. An adventure novel set in the South Pacific. BAL 11937. First Printing. Octavo; publisher's navy blue 'V' cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in gray, ivory and orange on spine and front panel; 334pp; illustrated frontispiece and three plates inserted. Base...
[Item #19186]
Price: $500.00
 
A Son of the Sun
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The Sea-Wolf
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1904. First Edition. One of London's best-known adventure novels, basis for numerous film adaptations, including the classic 1941 Michael Curtiz film starring Edward G. Robinson, John Garfield, and Ida Lupino. BAL 11882. First Printing. Octavo; publisher's light blue vertical-ribbed cloth, with titles stamped in white...
[Item #19183]
Price: $400.00
 
The Sea-Wolf
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The Animal Story Book
London, New York and Bombay: Longmans, Green and Co. 1896. First Edition. A sequel of sorts to Lang's beloved series of rainbow Fairy Books, a collection of animal stories centered on beasts both historical and fantastic. An elegantly bound copy of this classic collection of children's stories. Octavo; full blue...
[Item #19171]
Price: $450.00
 
The Animal Story Book
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The Life of Our Lord [Limited Edition]
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1934. First Edition. Dickens wrote the book during the years 1846-1849 for his children. Due to the personal nature of the document, he never permitted publication during his lifetime. Limited Issue, one of 2,387 numbered copies, this being no.795. Octavo; ivory paper-covered boards, with titles...
[Item #19170]
Price: $50.00
 
The Life of Our Lord [Limited Edition]

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